10 Essential Questions: Amanda Lee

Meet Amanda Lee, a new member who joined after meeting our community, and hopes to summit Mt. Rainier this summer with her father.
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April 08, 2016
10 Essential Questions: Amanda Lee

Each week we bring you a personal story from one of our members. For our member profile this week we talked to ....

Name: Amanda Lee
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Member Since: November 2015
Occupation: Founder, Lee Research
Favorite Activities:  I love hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering. I am also trying out alpine touring.

10 Essentials: Questions

How did you get involved with The Mountaineers?

I got involved with The Mountaineers when my boyfriend brought me to a Bad Movie Night. A few months later I joined to take a few classes and to find more hiking partners.

What motivates you to get outside with us?

I enjoy exploring the outdoors and I also enjoy meeting new people who have similar interests. The Mountaineers joins both in a variety of activities.

What's your favorite Mountaineers memory?

My favorite memory is staying at the Mt. Baker Lodge for the first time. The proximity to both the ski resort and backcountry is unbeatable and meeting all different types of members was tons of fun. The highlight of my stay was seeing the sunrise and sunsets over Shuksan - it’s absolutely beautiful!

Who/What inspires you?

My father is a big inspiration for me. He is a very accomplished mountaineer (12+ summits of Mt. Rainier and countless other peaks) and has fostered my love for the outdoors. Our goal for this summer is to summit Mt. Rainier together.

What does adventure mean to you?

Adventure to me is exploring new places and learning something new about yourself. It also means sucking it up and doing something out of your comfort zone.

Lightning Round

Sunrise or sunset? Both!
Smile or game face? Smile.
What's your happy place? On a trail either hiking or running with my dog Cooper. He's my favorite adventure buddy.
Post-adventure meal of choice? Dairy-free anything and the more protein the better.
If you could be a rock star at any outdoor activity overnight, what would it be? Rock climbing.

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