Travis is a former nuclear submarine officer turned software engineer. He's an avid explorer of the outdoors, a leader and instructor in the Seattle-based Mountaineers organization, and th host of the Alpine Geek podcast.
#020 - Bill Goodgion is the creator and admin of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Peak Baggers, a community of hikers, scramblers and climbers that pursue fulfillment on the summits of big mountains. Learn why he started the group and how he draws inspiration from the victories of its members, both large and small.To access the links and show notes for this episode, visit:https://alpinegeek.com/episode20
#019 - On August 8, 2020, fellow climbers Karen Wallace, Catrina Kindahl-Ross and myself climbed Mount Rainier via the Disappointment Cleaver route. This was the first successful summit for each of us and had been a multi-year goal for us. In this episode, we reflect on our experience and offer our thoughts and advice for any who may be considering attempting this Washington classic.To access the links and show notes for this episode, visit:https://alpinegeek.com/episode19
#018 - Matt Jacobs is the creator of the acclaimed website CalTopo.com and its search-and-rescue-oriented sister site, SARTopo.com. This week I sit down with Matt to discuss the origins of these tools, thoughts on some of its unique features, and where the platform is going.To access the links and show notes for this episode, visit:https://alpinegeek.com/episode18
#017 - Craig Romano is an award-winning author and co-author of over 20 trail guides covering Washington state. We discuss two of his upcoming releases, Urban Trails: Vancouver, Washington, and Day Hiking the North Cascades 2nd Edition, and he shares his tips and tricks for finding solitude on trails that are increasingly overcrowded. To access the links and show notes for this episode, visit:https://alpinegeek.com/episode17