I am writing this mainly to request a tally of those who would be willing to help in two areas:
1.) Advice and assistance to document these ascents – ranging from film, to website management assistance.
2.) Company. I have no quarrels with those who would wish to participate in these ascents (From one, to all of them). I do, however, have a certain degree of procedure that must be upheld if you are to come along. I ask that any volunteers maintain proper equipment, nutrition, knowledge, and personal competence. For each trip I will be planning out and writing a travel itinerary, and will brief any members on the overall plan (including expectations and hazards).
Each summit will be ascended before the end of the summer season, 2010. I will symbolically and individually be announcing the start of this endeavor when I summit the peak of Mt. Mitchell, in Burnsville, North Carolina on June 13th. Mt. Mitchell is the highest peak in the eastern US. It rests at over 6,000 ft.
So, please, if you are interested in helping just let me know. I am in the rudimentary stages of setting up a blog (hopefully a youtube account also) from which I will upload plans, equipment reviews, miscellaneous travel videos, videos and accounts from other members, and of course – footage of each summit and the hike to. I would also love some company, so if you are willing to hike and have your own gear (I can provide some, but I refuse to be a pack mule) tell me.