jeff zuptich

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18 forum posts
joined Jan 4, 2014

Full Name: jeff zuptich
40-year-old male backpacker
St. Joseph, MO
Occupation: Tattoo Artist
Email: private

Affiliations: I've been an REI member since 1998

About

I've been camping and spending time outdoors all my life. I started backpacking 23 years ago and I don't spend nearly as much time doing it as I would like. While living in the central Valley of California I got to spend a lot of time in the mountains which I never had growing up in Missouri. I started getting interested in climbing them, while I never had a partner I read about it a lot and did as much solo climbing as I could. Even after I moved back to Socal and I lived at the bottom of Mount Baldy. I climbed that mountain a lot, even in winter always alone. So I ended up turning around a lot due to unsafe snow conditions etc. I live in MO again and have to drive pretty far to see any elevation of note. I've made some friends in the adventure racing community here and I think I am going to start doing that this summer. Wish me luck!

Activities

Hiking
Backpacking
Snowshoeing
Orienteering
Adventure racing
Rock climbing
Geocacheing
Canoeing
Mountain biking
Fishing
Rock
Alpine
ice Climbing armchair quarter backing.

Vitals

Height6'
Weight220
Boot/Shoe Size11.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeXL
Pant Size38'