Michael holds a BA in Biology with a minor in Philosophy. He likes to spend his free time hiking and defending science, though not usually at the same time. Contrary to popular (but not scientific) belief, the positive and appropriate perception of science is undermined by religion, alternative medicine, the U.S. education system, and most science journalists.
I sent off the check for my coming expedition up Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes. It was a good chunk of change, but I don’t think I’m going to miss it when I’m standing on top of the southern hemisphere.
At some point I hope you attempt a technical climb of some kind.
That day will come. I hear there are ice climbs on Katahdin for reasonable rates in the winter.
I’m not much for ice climbing, but if you were to catch me on a good day in the summer, I would be happy to make sure you don’t die climbing one of the faces on Katahdin in the summer. Getting in is a slight bitch, but so it is with your mother also.