10 Essential Questions: George Gottlieb

Meet George Gottlieb, a new member from Romania, who is short on words but big on adventures with The Mountaineers.
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May 13, 2016
10 Essential Questions: George Gottlieb

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

Name: George Gottlieb
Hometown: Focsani, Romania
Member Since: May 2015
Occupation: Massage Therapist and Instructor
Favorite Activities: Backpacking, hiking, trekking, biking, jogging, sleeping under the stars, swimming, body surfing, traveling - visiting new places and peoples, and now kayaking

10 Essentials: Questions

How did you get involved with The Mountaineers?

My son, who lives in Albuquerque, told me I was a fool not to be involved with people I share common interests. I found The Mountaineers and loved it right away.

What motivates you to get outside with us?

I'm motivated to learn new skills and share meaningful, quality time with people who enjoy the outdoors. 

What's your favorite Mountaineers memory?

The care, quality, and professionalism of the instruction I have received in my beginning kayak class really stands out. The helpfulness of all the staff I have interacted with has been great too.

Who/What inspires you?

I'm inspired by so much: beauty, adventure, nature, laughter, expanse, life.

What does adventure mean to you?

Adventure means pushing my beliefs, limits, expectations, and comfort zone. It means taking a risk, and saying yes to life.

Lightning Round

Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise.
Smile or game face? Smile.
What's your happy place? High mountain meadow.
Post-adventure meal of choice? A beautiful salad with micro-greens.
If you could be a rock star at any outdoor activity overnight, what would it be? Swimming.

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