The home of Pat, Hagen and Bear.

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I'm an old school backpaker/hiker/explorer getting on into my 40's. Ever looking to expand my limits, I've gotten into alpine-style mountaineering, bouldering and low-level freeclimbing. With the taste of those things has come gear, lots of pretty gear! I've expanded into top-roping and winter climbing.

I was born in the summer of my 22nd year.That was 20 years ago this August. Already an avid fisherman and hiker/backpacker, I set my sights on Mt. Washington. Those three days in the Presidential Range Sparked a passion that is still with me today in my 40's.

The 20 years that passed saw a career change, wedding, and subsequent divorce years later. The weight of real life kept me from the mountains for ten years. In the past two years, I have re-discovered the passion and reclaimed the time to head up the hills again.

I've spent my time bagging peaks in my adopted home of Central VA. I'm training and plugging away in hopes of achieving my ten year goal. By 2014, Rainier, Whitney in winter, some CO 14'ers and WY's glaciated 13'ers. By 2017, Aconcagua, Denali and Cho Oyu. And finally, by 2020, Everest.

As I work on this site, photo galleries and chronicles of my adventures will be added.

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