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  • Oakland, CA
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Michael replied to Billie Woods's discussion Trip to Nepal and Tibet, Fall 2017 in the group Over 50s Hikers & CLimbers
"3 tips: As we get older, finding motivation can sometimes be harder than when we were younger: We have less to prove to ourselves.  One of the fundamentals of motivation is knowing 'your why', why are you doing this.  You need to…"
Mar 1, 2017
Michael replied to Stephen Rees's discussion Possible Attempt at Baruntse (7200m) in the group Over 50s Hikers & CLimbers
"Hi Stephen, I'm almost 64 (64 is the new 59), I considered Barunste a few years ago.  My most recent high altitude trip was to 5,500 m. (18,000 ft) in Peru in 2012. I simply have a lot of overuse injuries and age related…"
Jan 15, 2016
Michael replied to Ali Alami's discussion What's the windiest climb you've been in?
"Mt Shasta in the winter.  We were attempting Sergeants Ridge, we piled about 100 lbs. of rocks inside our tent to keep it from blowing away.  We turned back because of the high winds - even on the lee side.  When we got…"
Jun 29, 2015
Michael commented on Ali Alami's group Over 50s Hikers & CLimbers
"I just saw the movie "All is Lost".  It is a one man performance with Robert Redford playing a solo sailor who is trying to save his boat after an accident.  Redford did all his own stunts, he is 77.  I bring this up because…"
Nov 20, 2013
Michael replied to Dane perigo's discussion Mexican volcano Orizaba Jan. 2013
"I see you posted this more than a year ago.  Did you do the climb?  If not, I am planning to go to Mexico in March of 2014"
Oct 4, 2013
Michael replied to Ali Alami's discussion What are your favorite climbs or hikes in the world?
"The 8.4 mile Syncline Loop in Canyonlands National Park, Utah is 5 stars.  It has a bit of everything from route finding to easy rock climbing, all set in an incredible desert wilderness."
Oct 2, 2013
Michael joined Ali Alami's group
Oct 2, 2013
Michael is now a member of FitClimb
Dec 1, 2012

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