Discipline: I have Lots! of discipline that is, no really: Rock, Ski and Alpine
Favorite Mammut Gear: Samuari, Goblin and Karma rock shoes, all amazing for different terrain. Element Keylock Straight and Bent gate biners (quickdraws) exception draw, easy to clean on sport routes, good work horse and light! Revelation 9.2 Duodess 60 or 70m, best rope out there! Both the Asana 35 for rock climbing and the Flight 35 for day backcountry ski tours. Outline Women's Jacket, Women's Courmayeur Pants, Women's Castor Pants, Stratos Hybrid Jacket; all of these items are a must!
Favorite Climbing Area: An amazing powder day out Heli Skiing in BC with Northern Escape Heli-Skiing http://www.northernescapeheliskiing.ca/ San Juan Range in Southwest CO; Rock - Sandia Wilderness NM; Tower and Crack climbing in Southeast Utah; a cool, sunny, windless day out anywhere!
Favorite Climb: I have been climbing for 19 years and skiing since I was 12 so it changes lets go the last year: North Face Castleton Tower; Little Yellow Jacket in the Sandias; any route climbed with friends; Skiing: basically the Alps anywhere, that is amazing terrain; Northern BC Powder (OMG!); East face of Hayden in the San Juans in good spring condition makes you grin.
About Carolyn Parker
I just recently turned 40; all I can say is Wahoo! My mission statement for life is always, work hard, face your fears and do something new everyday. 2009 finds me taking women ice climbing in my "Climb like a Girl" programs; Heli skiing in Canada; Ski guiding with my husband in the Italian Alps; pulling down and training hard in my own private studio that we built in 2008; inspiring clients and friends to crazy events like my own favorite "River to Crest" in ABQ; bike/run 6000 vertical in 16 miles. And shortly looking forward to rock climbing season when I also run women's outdoor rock climbing programs sport, trad, and bouldering clinics. Personal goals this year climb Autumn Ivy in the Sandias and red point harder than I have before. Remember we don't get older we just get better; and yes it is harder work but look at the alternative.