10 Essential Questions: Lorna Corrigan

Meet Lorna Corrigan, born into The Mountaineers community, she learned to ski in lace-up boots and cable bindings on the rope tows at our Snoqualmie and Meany Lodges. She's also our Board President Elect.
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February 12, 2016
10 Essential Questions: Lorna Corrigan

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

Name: Lorna Corrigan
Hometown: Bellevue, WA
Member Since: January 1960
Occupation: Private Practice Attorney
Favorite Activities: Hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing

10 Essential Questions

How did you get involved with The Mountaineers?

Mom and Dad were "city kids" raised in Chicago. Prior to my entrance into the world, they had a chance to leave my older brother and sister with an Aunt in Chicago and drive out west for a vacation and job interview for Dad. Their first real stop was Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park. Dad took one look at the mountain and told Mom to "go back and get the kids". She did, and Seattle was home. Dad took up climbing and the family joined The Mountaineers. I learned to ski on lace-up boots and cable bindings on the rope tows at Snoqualmie and Meany Lodges. I took a break years later when the family moved out of state, but rejoined as an adult in 1988.

What motivates you to get outside with us?

The amazing friendships that I have gained through Mountaineers courses and activities, and through volunteering with The Mountaineers.

What's your favorite Mountaineers memory?

There are two that come to mind easily. The earlier one is of hucking up the path to the Snoqualmie Lodge behind my Dad, who was wearing the "reminder sweater" my Mom knitted for him, had a pack on his back, a kid (must have been my little sister) under one arm, and a load of skis and poles under the other. It seemed like a long way to me at the time! The more recent memory is of a Mountaineers-led scramble up Trapper Peak in the North Cascades. One of the most glorious days I've ever had in the mountains--perfect weather, stunning views, and great companions.

Who/What inspires you?

The energy and smiles of kids in the out-of-doors and the 70+ year olds who are still out there on the trails, on foot or on skis.

What does adventure mean to you?

Pushing myself into areas where I need to pay attention and earn my reward. Sharing the reward, the laughter, and the smiles with companions.

Lightning Round

Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise.
Smile or game face? Other: Smile.
What's your happy place? Wherever snow is falling.
Post-adventure meal of choice? Anything hot.
If you could be a rock star at any outdoor activity overnight, what would it be? Backcountry skiing. Love that world of white!

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