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Ben Pingilley

Denver, CO, United States

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Overview

  • 67 Positive References
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Dev-Ops Engineer
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science concentrat...
  • From Richmond, KY, USA
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Discover the world.

ABOUT ME

I graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelors degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Bioinformatics. I am currently a dev-ops engineer at a super fun company, paying off student debt and saving for a long trip to South America in the coming year.

I am very outdoorsy, which is why Colorado seemed so perfect. My main hobby is rock climbing, but certainly love just about everything outdoors.

PHILOSOPHY

Enjoy yourself and the company of others. I have always been a very trusting person and its so very nice to see there are others like me out there. My plans can be very tight or none at all. I generally will go with the flow. I've enjoyed it so far and I waiting to see where it takes me next.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I started with CouchSurfing around January '12. I was in a bad situation and was led to find all the wonderful people of CouchSurfing who gratefully hosted me for a week.

I have given back by offering my own couch. Hosted surfers from California, Texas, Nevada, Ohio, Kentucky, Wisconsin, New York, Maryland, Missouri, Michigan, Florida, Illinois, Argentina and Sweden. Hoping this number will grow! So many great experiences. I was fortunate enough to take some of our surfers rock climbing and donated gear for some surfers who were embarking on hiking the 14,036 ft Mt. Sherman.

Don't expect to sleep on our couch for free. Its going to cost a smile and a winning attitude. Please include my secret word, DISCOVER, in a couch request.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfing was a blast and very helpful. Hosting has been even more. I love sharing what we know and listening to what I don't.

It's amazing how someone who is just visiting may know stuff about your own city that you did not.

Interests

I heart Rock Climbing. It is my passion and my cocaine. I climb rock faces, buildings, boulders and anything else with something to hold. Currently I pushing myself to the next level and enjoy the process. Hiking. Biking. Eating. Sleeping. Living.

Music, Movies & Books

Hate to say it but I'm not a reader. Only magazines; Men's Health, Runners World, Rock and Ice, Climbing and any others that may be next to the porcelain throne.

Music: Asgeir, RoyalBlood, Pinback, Mumford&Sons, ModestMouse, RedHotChiliPeppers, RadicalFace, BonIver, TheShins, SeaAndCake, IronAndWine, DeathCabForCutie, CoconutRecords, RobCrow

Independent films and documentaries are my favorite but I'll watch just about anything.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Not about to put one solo thing.

Hiked a 14er. Camped high in the mountains. Built a biking, running, and equestrian trail in the Continental Divide. Rode with thousands of bikers in downtown Denver (Denver Cruisers). Canyoneering, hiking, exploring in Moab, UT. Climbing in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Utah, South & North Dakota, Colorado, Nevada, California, Oregon, Arkansas, Wyoming, Mexico, Italy, France, Thailand, and Spain. Multiple cross country trips. And that's in the last three years.

Teach, Learn, Share

If a bear is chasing you, climb a tree. Bears can't climb trees... or is that squirrels. Either way, climb a tree when you get a chance. You'll see the world in a different perspective.

What I Can Share With Hosts

Look through my references. I share everything.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Spain, United States

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