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Overview

  • 1 Reference
  • Fluent in English; learning French, Spanish
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • archaeologist
  • Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology
  • From Mandan, ND
  • Profile 85% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Living the dream.

ABOUT ME

I am a pretty laid back guy I guess and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Grew up in the midwest and haven't looked back. I used to work as a vagabond archaeologist but have decided to change careers and get into mountain guiding. At the moment I am splitting my time climbing between Chile, Alaska, and Spain.

PHILOSOPHY

I try to live vicariously through myself.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Unfortunately I do not have a permanent address at present so I can not host other surfers, which pains me a great deal because I really enjoy getting to know people and show them around. Right now I am participating primarily as a surfer, however I am not just looking for a free place to stay, but rather a new story to hear.

Interests

climbing, cycling, eating, mountaineering, rock/ ice climbing, traveling, scuba, skiing, backpacking

  • traveling
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving
  • skiing
  • rock climbing
  • archeology

Music, Movies, and Books

Music:
Black Keys, Mason Jennings, Buena Vista Social Club, Black Seeds, Van Morrison, Avett Brothers, Sigur Ros, Wilco, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Dan Reeder, Devendra Banhart, G. Love, Gillian Welch, John Frusciante, White Stripes, Loretta Lynn, Muddy Water, and many more.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Stargazing in Chaco Canyon, watching a giant thunderstorm from the porch of my cabin in Costa Rica, hiking soaking wet for miles through rainforest in New Zealand because i was to cheap to buy a rain jacket, sunrises in Utah, boundary waters trip on which everything that could go wrong did, listening to a Hiroshima survivor tell me about the day the bomb dropped.

Teach, Learn, Share

I feel that it is the human connections in this life that make it worth living and I believe CS is a great source for those interactions.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belize, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand, United States

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