this past year i've been anxious to begin a journey into mountaineering:
i love skiing, i love hiking, i used to love climbing, and now i think i can
combine all three, reviving my love for climbing by going on mountain journeys.
ceej will be my trainer, and we're starting with a classic: the grand teton.
at the end of the summer/beginning of fall ceej will take me up the mountain.
training commences thursday morning:
running in my mountains, acclimatizing to higher altitudes, getting my heart strong
after six weeks of being at a lower altitude here in vermont.
we'll be going on lots of long day hikes over the weekends,
i'll be refreshing my climbing muscles and problem-solving skills--finding confidence in the rock, my partner, and my own body.
there's lots to do to get ready. i'll be keeping you up on my training routine, the gear i'll need,
and all the ups and downs. right now i'm just excited. remind me of this when i feel like
collapsing after a morning run up a mountain.
future goals: ski mount ranier, mount st. helen's, venture into wyoming and montana wilderness...and some day make it all the way to places like patagonia. i'll be keeping you all updated on it all.