Upcoming events and highlights from around The Mountaineers
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It's December and that means that quite a few of us are gearing up for the holidays. Making travel plans, gift shopping and lists, lists, lists. But don't forget to take some time for yourself, too. Here at The Mountaineers, that means getting out the snowshoes, skis and snowboards to make the most of the fluffy white stuff that's hitting the mountains.
If you're not quite ready to enjoy the snow yet, you might consider taking one of our snowshoe or ski classes. We offer classes for beginners and experienced recreationists alike, and most of them are open for registration now. Of course, these classes make great gifts, too.
Check out the Special Events section below to find out about our mountain lodges. When you've had enough of the holidays, it might just be time to hideaway in one of our rustic getaways. Hit the slopes, strap on the snowshoes or just start a snowball fight. Relax, eat good food, and spend time with fellow outdoor enthusiasts.
And one last thing we've got to make your holidays a little brighter: Automatic dues payments. You can now have your dues spread out over 12 months, automatically drafted from your checking account. Saves time, paper and postage. What could be easier? You'll find information on this new program at the bottom of the Routefinder.
From all the staff at The Mountaineers, have a good holiday. We'll see you all next year!
|Holiday Closure: The Mountaineers office and bookstore will be closed between Monday, December 26 and Friday, December 30. Please make note of this, as it may affect the registration dates for some activities. Online registration will still be available for most activities.
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Holidays at The Mountaineers Lodges
Did you know that the Stevens, Meany and Baker lodges are all open during the week between Christmas and New Year's? If you aren't flying off to other parts of the country for the holidays, you might want to consider getting some snow-time at one of these fine destinations.
Stevens and Baker sit minutes away from commercial ski slopes, while Meany enjoys having its own private ski terrain. Throw in all the good food they give you during your stay, and you'll have no reason to stay away (unless you're already stuffed from the holiday binge).
Mountaineers lodges are great bases for skiers, snowshoers and families looking to enjoy the snow. You don't have to be a ski bum or snow bunny, and the folks you meet at the lodges are down-to-earth and friendly.
To find out more about the lodges, and the dates they are open this season, visit their websites: Baker, Meany, Stevens. We'll see you out at the lodge this winter!
Winter Trails Day
Saturday, January 7
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Each year The Mountaineers host Winter Trails Day, bringing together snowshoe manufacturers, retail outlets and snowshoe leaders at our Snoqualmie Lodge for a day of fun in the snow. It's a fun day out in the snow, you get to try on all the new models of snowshoes and Mountaineers leaders are there to take you out on short tours around our private mountainside.
You don't have to be a member to participate, and the event is free. When you arrive, we give you a pass that allows you to go from vendor to vendor to check out their snowshoes and snow equipment. This year's vendors include Atlas, Redfeather, Tubbs, MSR, REI and Marmot Mountain Works.
Once you've grabbed a pair of snowshoes, Mountaineers snowshoe trip leaders will be available to take groups out into the forest, up the slope and over the snow for a quick hike. There's no better way to decide which snowshoes are best for you. Between the snowshoe leaders and the experts from the snowshoe companies, you'll benefit from a wealth of information and experience to help you choose the right snowshoe.
Directions to Snoqualmie Lodge:
Take I-90 east over Snoqualmie Pass to Exit 53. Turn right, and then immediately left at the intersection. Follow the road about 300 yards, where you'll see a Mountaineers sign high in the trees on your right. Park along the road and follow the signs up to the lodge.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour!
Each year in October, the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada, gathers the finest mountain-themed films from around the world and plays host to thousands of film fans. After the awards are handed out, the hotels empty and peace descends on the surrounding mountains once more, they send the best of the films out on the road to tour North America. For over ten years, The Mountaineers has hosted the Seattle screening of the tour, and more recently, the Olympia. This year, we're adding a showing in Tacoma as well. Each venue shows a slightly different selection of films, so you could possibly see three different film festivals!
If you haven't seen the Banff Film Festival World Tour before, you're missing out on a wealth of films that each year range from the thoughtful and poignant to the gut-busting and adrenaline pumping. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Don't miss the outdoor-themed film event of the year!
December 3-4, Saturday - Sunday
7 p.m. Sat. & 6 p.m. Sun. at the Capital Theater (206 E. 5th)
Tickets: $8 members, $10 general public. Tickets are available in advance through the Alpine Experience, 360-956-1699. Note: we show a different set of films each night.
December 6, Tuesday
7:30 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound, Schneebeck Concert Hall
Tickets: $8 general, $5 UPS students. Tickets are available in advance through the UPS Wheelock Student Center or by calling 253-879-3419.
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Dec. 13, Tue. - Monthly membership meeting at the Bellingham Library. The meeting this month features a talk on "Scrambling Peaks" and "Exploring the Arctic Refuge" with Alan Kearney. Our social half-hour starts at 6:30 p.m. The branch meeting starts at 7 p.m. with the talk starting soon after. Contact Brian Pemberton at Brian.Pemberton@nwexplorations.com for more information.
Jan. 14, Sat. - Dog Mountain (E) (Coquitlam 92G/7) minimal elevation gain, 7 km round trip. If the group is interested we will explore other areas above the Mt. Seymour parking. We will meet in Lynden at 8 p.m. to carpool. Contact leader for details. Leader: Steve Glenn, email@example.com.
There is no membership meeting in December.
2006 Alpine Scrambling Course
The Everett branch Alpine Scrambling Course provides instruction on how to travel safely off-trail to mountain summits. Most Northwest mountain summits are accessible by scramble routes. Scrambles are typically strenuous, and usually involve off-trail travel over rock, snow, or brush. The scramble course provides a three-month program of instruction about proper equipment, clothing, navigation and route-finding, avalanche avoidance, weather awareness, rock and off-trail scrambling, wilderness ethics, snow travel, ice ax arrest, and glissade techniques. The course goal is to teach the skills necessary to scramble enjoyably and safely, and with respect for the mountains, but does not teach technical or roped climbing technique, glacier travel, or the use of crampons.
Course Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites. However, scrambling requires good physical condition, a positive mental attitude, a significant commitment of time and effort, and a complement of outdoor equipment.
Course Schedule: See the online listing for lecture and field trip dates.
Eligibility: The course is open to Mountaineers and to the general public, age 16 and over.
Course Registration and Enrollment: Enrollment opens Nov. 1. Enrollment in the scrambling course is on a first-apply, first-accepted basis. The course is limited to 50 students. You can register for the class online, or by using the form in the Go Guide. If you need a form, contact Member Services at 206-284-8484 or 800-573-8484. Applicants who are 16-17 years of age must have parent or guardian permission and complete a supplemental application form (you may request a copy of the supplemental application form from club headquarters). Enrollment in the scrambling course will close when the course fills or on March 2, whichever occurs first.
Course Fees and Refunds: Tuition is $140 for Mountaineers members and $180 for non-members. This tuition cost does not include the scrambling course textbook, membership dues for The Mountaineers, equipment and clothing cost, or tuition for the MOFA course. Refunds are available no later than the end of the orientation, March 2, 2006.
2006 Basic Climbing Course
This is a comprehensive introduction to alpine mountaineering. Graduates will develop the fundamental skills necessary to climb alpine peaks in the Northwest. We will cover climbing knots, navigation, anchors, belaying, rappelling, rock climbing, glacier travel, the fundamentals of self-rescue, and crevasse rescue. This course runs approximately four months, meeting weekly with several field trips. All lectures and field trips are required. Participants should be in good cardiovascular shape and be comfortable with basic camping skills. Everett offers an intimate learning experience with a high instructor to student ratio. This is perhaps the best reason to select this course. The registration cutoff for this course is Jan. 16 and the fee is $300 for Mountaineers members. Register online, or through club headquarters at 800-573-8484. See www.everettmountaineers.org/climbing/climbing_courses.cfm for more info.
Dec. 16, Fri. - Family Activities Christmas Party. Come to the First Annual Family Activities Christmas Party Potluck. The food theme will be Mexican food. Feliz Navidad! A fun evening for the whole family. We'll have an old fashion "kids only" white elephant gift exchange, songs, games and stories. The party will be held at Park Place Condominiums in the recreation room. Contact leader for registration and driving directions. Limit 25. Leader: Sherri Chisarik, firstname.lastname@example.org. Co-leader: Staci Zeller, email@example.com.
Nordic Skiing Course
The Everett Branch of The Mountaineers will offer a Nordic Ski Course during January and February. This course is designed especially for the beginning skier. This is an opportunity to learn the basics of cross-country skiing and to explore the wide range of skiing opportunities both off-track and on groomed trails. More experienced skiers are also welcome to join us to brush up on technique, make new friends and skiing partners, and to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with the class. More experienced students will ski greater distances and build on existing skills, but the emphasis for everyone is on fun and safety.
Thu., Jan. 5 - Clothing and Equipment Lecture
Thu., Jan. 12 - Winter Hazards and Ski Techniques Lecture
Sat., Jan. 14 - Field Trip #1
Thu., Jan. 19 - Avalanche Safety Lecture
Sat., Jan. 21 - Field Trip #2
Sat., Jan. 28 - Field Trip #3
Thu., Feb. 2 - Potluck Dinner and Fun Places to Ski
Registration: The Nordic Skiing Course is open to both Mountaineers members and the general public. Class size is limited to 50. The enrollment deadline is Jan. 1.
Course Cost: $50 for members ($70 for non-members).
Enrollment: Register online or by mail using the registration form in this month's Go Guide.
For more course information, contact: Matt Vadnal, course coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Carrie Strandell, assistant course coordinator, email@example.com.
Introductory Snowshoe Course
The mountain world turning totally white makes snowshoeing an absolutely unforgettable experience. Whether your aim is enjoying the winter wonderland or simple aerobic exercise, this course is for you. This course is designed to provide basic knowledge, with no prior experience necessary. We will cover the basics in two evening lectures and one field trip. Our instructors are experienced snowshoers and mountaineers. The course also explains what to expect on a Mountaineers snowshoe trip, and how to sign up for trips. Successful completion of this course will qualify you to participate in all Everett branch snowshoe trips.
Registration: You may sign up for this course online or by mail, using the registration form in this month's Go Guide. Registration ends Jan. 6.
For more details: contact Hal Watrous, firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size: 5-40.
Jan. 10, Lecture, 7 p.m., Cascade Crags
Jan. 17, Lecture 7 p.m., Cascade Crags
Jan. 29, see Everett Branch website for more details.
Dec. 10, Sat. - Big Four Area (E) (GT: Silverton) 6 mi., 200' gain. Leader: Rick Proctor, RandC_Proctor@msn.com.
There will be no meeting in December.
Come one, come all. Kitsap Branch is holding its first annual Gear Grab. On Sun., Dec. 11 from noon until 4 p.m., you can sell or swap you surplus gear at Kitsap Cabin. We want this event to benefit both the participants and the Kitsap Cabin. Vendors are asked to contribute a portion of their profits to the Kitsap Cabin Restoration Fund. Your donation through The Mountaineers Foundation to the Kitsap Cabin Restoration Fund is tax-deductible. The Cabin Restoration Committee is currently raising money for new windows and siding. Think about how much your generous contributions can help and how wonderful it will be to attend a January meeting or course without having to bundle up.
Dec. 13, Wed. - Mount Zion #836 (E) (2) (USGS Tyler Peak; CC Buckhorn Wilderness) 3.6 mi. RT. 1,323' gain. A short, smooth trail to good views of the Olympics and the Kitsap Peninsula. Doug Terry, email@example.com.
Dec. 17, Sat. - Twin Lakes Hike. Easy hike on Pope Resource property to pristine Twin Lakes. View and photograph wildlife, and witness the Pit to Pier project being constructed. Bring camera, binoculars sack lunch and wear sturdy walking shoes, plus outdoor clothing and rain gear. Meet at corner of Hwy. 104 and Port Ludlow turn-off at 10 a.m. Contact leader Dave Schwab, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 12/15 to sign up.
Dec. 10, Sat. - Westport (E) 6 mi. RT. Walk along the beach from Westhaven State Park to Twin Harbors State Park. Lots of winter birding opportunities. We will dry out and warm up with hot drinks and soup in Westport after the hike. Contact leader Tom Keenan at email@example.com.
Winter Travel Course
The 2006 Winter Travel Course covers Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. It consists of four lectures and one field trip. The lecture sessions are Tuesday, Jan. 3, Wed., Jan. 4, Mon., Jan. 9, and Tue., Jan. 10. Each lecture is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Olympia Community Center. The lectures cover orientation, registration, avalanche awareness and safety, the Ten Essentials, backcountry winter travel etiquette, cold weather ailments, clothing and equipment. The ski field trip will be on Jan. 14 and the snowshoe field trip will be on Jan. 15.
Students may take the Snowshoeing Course or the Nordic Ski Course separately, or together. The course fee for either one of the courses is $25 for Mountaineers members and $35 for non-members. To take both courses (requiring both field trips) would be an extra $15 for Mountaineers or non-members. Class size is limited to 35 for each course.
For more information on the Nordic Ski Course, contact Judson Lang, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Snowshoe Course, contact Tom Keller, email@example.com.
Dec. 8, Wed. - 7:30 p.m. Join us at this informational meeting to find out more about The Mountaineers in Seattle. New and prospective members are welcome to attend. We have many activities represented each month, and the volunteers are ready to answer as many questions as you can throw at them.
Jan. 17, Tue. - The basics of snow shelter design, from caves to quinzhees, igloos to tents, tips to comfortable cooking and living in the snow. 7 p.m. at club headquarters. Class fee is $15, register online or through Member Services at 206-284-8484. Limit 50 students. For more information contact Jim Heber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to Nordic Ski Course
This course is designed for new skiers or skiers who have beginner skiing skills who want to ski on logging roads, skier-packed trails and track systems. Completion of the course prepares you to confidently ski on basic Mountaineers trips rated as N1. The course includes instruction on conditioning; winter clothing and gear; winter health hazards such as hypothermia and frostbite; terrain and snow hazards; basic avalanche awareness; three cross-country ski lessons from PSIA instructors, and four guided Nordic touring field trips providing instruction in backcountry touring skills.
The course fee is $140. Limit is 20 students. Register online or through Member Services at 206-284-8484
Lectures: 1/10, 12, 17
Wax Clinic: 12/7, 1/18, 2/15
Ski Lessons Kick-and-Glide: 1/14, 21, 28 (morning lessons)
Field Trips: 1/14, 21, 28 (afternoon sessions)
Field Trip: 2/4 (all-day excursion to Meany Lodge lunch included)
Nordic Ski Tour
Dec. 17, Sat. - That Dam Traverse (N1 - easy) (GT Snoqualmie Pass 207) 9 mi., 200' gain. A one-way ski on the Iron Horse Trail and across the Keechelus Dam. Requires car shuttle. Direction will depend upon the wind. Skiing is easy, but trip requires good basic skills. Instruction tips from leader are optional. Bring cookies, etc. to share. Meet at Issaquah Park & Ride at 7 a.m. to arrange carpools. Weather or snow conditions may change trip. Leader: Chuck Gustafson email@example.com.
2006 Basic Climbing Course
The Basic Climbing Course is a program of classroom and field instruction designed to equip students with the skills and experience necessary to climb safely most rock, snow and glaciated peaks in the Pacific Northwest. The course includes instruction in alpine travel and navigation techniques as well as the technical aspects of roped climbing on rock, snow and glaciers. The course begins Jan. 4 and runs through the summer months.
The cost of the Basic Climbing Course is $310. Registration will be open Nov. 1-30. Enroll online or by mail (postmark must be no earlier than Nov. 1). Registration forms are available for download or by contacting Member Services at 206-284-6310.
Dec. 18, Sun. - Wallace Falls State Park (E) (GT Index) 6 mi., 1200' gain. Good hike for beginners and for people looking for an easy winter-weather hike. The falls are beautiful and the forest is fine when snow drapes the trees. The Ten Essentials are required. Please e-mail leader if you are new to hiking or if you have any questions. Meet 9 a.m. at Monroe Park & Ride (near state fairgrounds on Hwy 2). 1 hr. Matt Cleman, firstname.lastname@example.org. (s12/6-12/15)
Dec. 17 Sat. - Bellevue Botanical Garden Holiday Light Display. Photograph one of the region's most creative holiday displays, possibly followed by dinner or coffee, location TBD. Meet at 5 p.m. at the visitor center. Due to parking conditions at garden, carpooling encouraged. For info and to sign up, contact leader Ginger Holser, email@example.com.
Snowshoe informational meeting
Wed., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Pinnacle Room, club headquarters. Winter is quickly on its way, and it's time to start thinking about how to get around in the snow. The Seattle branch is offering Snowshoe-Lite and Winter Camping courses to give you the basics of winter travel. Join us on December 14 for information about these two courses. We'll have experience snowshoers on hand to tell you all about the offerings. You may also wish to visit the Seattle Snowshoe website for more information.
Snowshoe Lite Course
Registration is open and will close when course is full or after the lecture. The Snowshoe Lite Course offers an introduction to safe and enjoyable winter travel for the beginner. It is designed for people who want to get a taste of snowshoeing and pick up a few good skills without the commitment of a full course. Topics of instruction will include selection and use of proper equipment, conditioning, where to go, what to rent, winter travel, safety, and choosing an outing. Students will be eligible to participate in easy snowshoe tours with the confidence of having a foundation in winter travel.
Snowshoe Lite Lecture: Jan. 11, Wed., 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Pinnacle Room
Snowshoe Lite Field Trip: Jan. 21, Sat., and Jan 22, Sun., if needed for overflow.
Location: Mountaineers Snoqualmie Lodge
Price: $49 members, $59 for non-members
Student Limit: 50
Contact: Larry Metzger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental education program offered
As part of its environmental education program, the Snoqualmie Foothills Branch of The Mountaineers will be offering two different lecture series from January through March of 2006:
Wildlife - Take a walk on the wild side as we explore the world of bears, salmon, mountain lions, orcas, elk, deer and birds.
Earth - We'll be digging into a variety of topics such as flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest, our local forests, land restoration/conservation, soils/composting and organic gardening. Topics will be subject to change as final arrangements are being made.
Details: So, while the days are short, liven up your evenings listening to seasoned professionals, scientists and experts in their field share their knowledge and passion for the natural world around us. Each series will cost $30 per person. Seminars for each series will take place once a month on a weekday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There will be two speakers and topics per evening. If you want to be notified as dates and locations are set, please send an e-mail to email@example.com and write 'Lecture Series' in the subject line, or check for updates at www.sfbmountaineers.org.
Monthly meeting and slide show
In December there will be no monthly meeting and no new members' slide show.
Dec. 17, Sat - Mt. Walker, Up Trail. Down via Road (Mt. Walker USGS) 7 mi., 2000' gain. Limit 12. Slow-paced hike to view points of the Olympica and Quilcene Valley. Hike up this steep trail then down the road to save our knees. Register online. Leader: Catherine Walters, firstname.lastname@example.org. (s11/25-12/12).
Ski Info Night
Dec. 8, Thu. - At the Tacoma clubhouse, 7 p.m. Come on in and sign up for classes, get more info and fitness tips. Snowboarders are welcome.
Snowshoe Lite Course
This course offers an introduction to safe enjoyable travel for the beginner. This is not a full course, but a chance for those who want a taste of snowshoeing and pick up a few good skills without the commitment of a full course or learning ice axe use, building snow caves, etc. Topics of instruction include: selection and use of proper equipment, conditioning, what to rent or buy, where to go, winter travel and safely choosing an outing. Students will be eligible to participate in easy snowshoe trips with the confidence of having a foundation in winter travel.
Dec. 12, Thu., 7-9 p.m. - Lecture at Tacoma Clubhouse. Doors open 6.30 p.m.
Jan. 7, Sat. - field trip. Depending upon snow levels, this will most likely be at Paradise, MRNP.
Course Fee: Mountaineers members $45; non-members, $55. Participation in the fi eld trip will involve additional gear rental and expenses such as shared automobile gas and entrance pass for Mt Rainier. All students must have a current waiver on file with The Mountaineers. This can be found on the branch website: www.tacomamountaineers.org.
Note: Non-members can be guests on two Mountaineers-led snowshoe trips before joining.
Course Registration: Register online or call Member Services at 800-573-8484.
Tom Lewis and Eva Schoenleitner at the summit of the Ortler, the highest peak in the Italian Alps at 12,811 ft.
Photo courtesy of Eva Schoenleitner.
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Being Caribou Wins Grand Prize, 2005 Banff Mountain Book Festival
Annual Festival Celebrates the Best in Mountain and Adventure Travel Stories
At an evening ceremony on Thursday, November 3, the 2005 Banff Mountain Book Festival honored two titles published by The Mountaineers Books. The Grand Prize Phyllis and Don Munday Award, sponsored by the Alberta Sections of the Alpine Club of Canada: $2000, was awarded to Being Caribou by Karsten Heuer. The Jon Whyte Award for Mountain Literature, sponsored by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff: $1000, was awarded to The Villain: A Portrait of Don Whillans by Jim Perrin
About Being Caribou
After completing a trek from Yellowstone to the Yukon in 1999, wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer and his wife, filmmaker Leanne Allison, set their sights further north. In 2003, they headed off to follow the Porcupine caribou herd 1000 miles from Old Crow in the Yukon to the herd's traditional calving grounds on Alaska's coastal plain - and back. For five months the couple walked, skied and paddled across mountain ranges, through blizzards and among aggressive predators. What began as a wildlife research project became much more as they learned to listen to the earth over which they traveled. Being Caribou movingly captures the story of that life-changing journey. Being Caribou is also the title of the award-winning film documentary produced by Allison.
"We are so used to amazing wildlife images in TV documentaries," says Banff Mountain Book Festival jury member and UK-based editor Maggie Body. "Karsten Heuer offers the verbal equivalent of those magical visual moments."
About The Villain
Often referred to as the U.K.'s finest climbing and outdoor author, Jim Perrin, author of The Villain: A Portrait of Don Whillans, contributes regularly to British magazines and newspapers and has written several much-lauded essays and books. Nevertheless, Perrin took his time with the Whillans story - 20 years, to be exact. Despite Whillans' formidable climbing achievements, it's the character of the man that is most intriguing. The savage-tongued hell raiser literally fought his way out of his working-class background to challenge the upper-class British climbing clique of the time. In this long-awaited biography, Perrin beautifully portrays Whillans' uncompromising personality, cruel wit, and ultimately tragic end.
"This is one of the most meticulously researched and written biographies that I have seen in the mountain literature, or that of any other field," jury member Bill Buxton says. "It is, in short, a tour de force."
Three additional titles published by The Mountaineers Books were also cited in the competition. Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher by Mark Houston and Kathy Cosley was named a finalist in the Mountain Exposition category. Living with Wolves by Jim & Jamie Dutcher and Yellowstone to Yukon: Freedom to Roam were named finalists in the Mountain Image category.
Taking a bite out of dues
For outdoor recreation, The Mountaineers is a great value for your dues dollar. For approximately the cost of two months' membership at a traditional gym, you get twelve months of access to outings, special events, classes and more. And your dues helps us continue our recreation access and conservation advocacy, saving wilderness for future generations.
But for all the great value in a membership, it sometimes seems difficult to write that dues check each year.
We here at The Mountaineers are pleased to offer a new dues payment program that we hope will take a bite out of the one-lump-sum dues payment. Starting this month, members can enroll in automatic monthly dues deductions. What happens is that we break your dues down into 12 payments. Each month, this small portion is automatically taken from your checking account.
For the individual member, this means that you would have a monthly withdrawal of around $6. Definitely a smaller bite. And there's no extra charge for enrolling in the program.
If you think you might be interested in switching to this dues payment plan, visit our enrollment page at www.mountaineers.org/autopay.html. Follow the directions, and before you know it, writing checks to The Mountaineers will be a thing of the past.
Questions about the program can be sent to Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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