10 Essential Questions: Lauren Georgian

Meet Lauren Georgian, a 1-year member from West Virginia who is crazy about her friends from The Mountaineers and is an advocate for hands & feet free bouldering!
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October 19, 2018
10 Essential Questions: Lauren Georgian
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Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to ....

Name: Lauren Georgian
Hometown: Kingwood, West Virginia
Member Since: May 2017
Occupation: UX Designer
Favorite Activities: Mountaineering (glacial and alpine climbing), crag climbing, hiking

10 Essentials: Questions

How did you get involved with The Mountaineers?

I heard stories from friends who took the Basic Alpine Climbing class and decided, along with my husband, that life was too short not to just go for it!

What motivates you to get outside with us?

The experience of it all: the hike in, the summit, the snacks, the views, and the security of being with people who know what they’re doing.

What's your favorite Mountaineers memory?

One of my favorite climbs was Eldorado Peak on a beautiful, clear day in early July.  It felt like our group of 10 had the mountain to ourselves, seeing only one other group close to the summit. We were surrounded by beautiful views of the Northern Cascades and passed close by incredible, deep crevasses. That ascent, along with the short, spicy summit ridge embodied my true expectations of an alpine experience.

Who/What inspires you?

I feel very lucky to have been paired with an awesome, adventurous Basic Alpine Climbing SIG group. That group of friends supports me in my outdoor goals and creates a healthy amount of F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) that drives me to climb more and more! 

What does adventure mean to you?

My definition of adventure is to go somewhere not everyone ventures, to need special skills to get there, or to struggle in the journey. 

Lightning Round
Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise.
Smile or game face? Smile.
What's your happy place? The beginning of a descent, excellent view and feels better on the legs.
Post-adventure meal of choice? Cheeseburger or pepperoni pizza.
If you could be a rock star at any outdoor activity overnight, what would it be? Rock climbing.

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