10 Essential Questions: Imran Rahman

Meet Imran, a volunteer and self-professed "choss lover" who met his friends and chosen family in The Mountaineers.
Kristina Ciari Tursi Kristina Ciari Tursi
July 01, 2015
10 Essential Questions: Imran Rahman

For our member profile this week we talked to Imran Rahman, a volunteer and self-professed "choss lover" who met his friends and chosen family in The Mountaineers. Oh, and he volunteers with Everett Mountain Rescue too!

Name: Imran Rahman
Hometown: Portland, OR
Member Since: November 2009
Occupation: Self-employed
Favorite Activities: Mountaineering, backcountry skiing, climbing, trail running, chossing.


10 Essential Questions

How did you get involved with The Mountaineers?

I moved to Seattle after college and joined the Intermediate Climbing class as a way to meet other outdoorsy folks.

What motivates you to get outside with us?

Going outside makes me happier than most things. There is a certain grin I get at the bottom of a ski run or the top of a ride that my friends tell me doesn't happen anywhere else. I go out with the Mountaineers to be with my friends and share that feeling. I met most of my friends in The Mountaineers and we still get out together on most weekends, and all volunteer together with Everett Mountain Rescue.

What's your favorite Mountaineers memory?

It has been a while since I took my Intermediate Course and I love thinking back to those days. Many of the people in my class have gone on to such amazing things. Just a couple weeks ago Gavin Woody ran from Bellingham to the summit of Baker and back. Hard to believe I dangled off a cliff during rescue methods with him just 5 years ago.

Who/What inspires you?

I am inspired by any of the folks I have met through my involvement with Everett Mountain Rescue. There are a lot of folks in the unit who climbed a lot earlier in life and now take the time to give back to the outdoor community.

What does adventure mean to you?

Adventure for me is that part of a given trip that is beyond planning. Many trips often require creativity or different skills to pull of successfully; when you are forced to think outside of the box and challenge yourself is when adventure is happening.

Lightning Round
Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise.
Smile or game face? Smile.
Superpower? Some sort of force field so I could ski in avalanche terrain regardless of the danger.
Post-adventure meal of choice? Beer. All of it in general, IPA specifically.
If you could be a rock star at any outdoor activity overnight, what would it be? Big mountain skiing.

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