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vawwyakr


May 25, 2005, 2:23 PM
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Computer Programmer here and it's not just rock climbing. I also WW kayak and it seems like most of the people I meet are in some sort of technical field. I think it's a lot of the same things (problem solving and challenging one self).


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chock up another computer geek programming engineering type here...

ditto on Kayaking & problem solving -- Is anyone keeping a tally..???


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i'm a yoga teacher.

i have a highly analytical mind, and yoga is a very technical endeavor, even though it's on the subjective side of life. Lots of problem solving on multiple levels (physical, mental/emotional, spiritual), and it takes a lot of dedication. I love my work.

most of the things that i do require a level of dedication and skill. I tend to like 'extremes' in the sense that i do triathlon training (oly distances right now), as well as 'extreme' yoga practices (long ones, more than 2 or 3 hours; difficult sequences or asanas) and difficult emotional and spiritual challanges (right now, big movement in the areas of grief and attachment, fear and embarassment as elements of attachment and saving face, etc).

i think rock climbing fits in well with this.


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Interesting that you brought that up, 'cause I've noticed that pattern. However, I've met a lot of artists. Most of those artists are painters and such. I'm a freelance graphic designer---that's just a fancier way of saying "artist" :D
I currently climb with one engineer and one science buff.


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I'm a mechanical engineering student, and my girlfriend, who is the one responsible for my new found love (climbing), is an ME major as well.


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I'm a computer geek, but I've been a climber way longer than a techie.

It's a great job for a climber - lots of $$ for shiny toys, lots of vacation, and you can recover from your play-time at the office :)


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I'm an Architect. Everyone trips, as they typically don't know of anyone else in architecture that climbs. For the record, I do climb with a couple of Engineers, but they are women...


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I'm a computer geek, but I've been a climber way longer than a techie.

It's a great job for a climber - lots of $$ for shiny toys, lots of vacation, and you can recover from your play-time at the office :)

LOL ~ chuckle --- nice one.. :righton:


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I suck at computer programming. I took basic java and have no clue how I passed with an A. I couldn't write a simple program now if I tried and I took the class only this last fall semester. I've wanted to get into a few engineering courses just for the fun of it, but so far I havent because my course load is already so full, so I know nothing about engineering. However, I am a math major, with a physics minor, so thats close enough to the other two to count I'm guessing.


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if only 90% of climbers you've met around the campfire are then no, not all climbers are engineers.


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I am an engineer. I drive Thomas the train.

I'm a stay at home dad. If I was better at math, I would have probably been an engineer. I have that type of mind. I like to build and work with my hands. I love figuring things out and the details of it all. I contracted my house and took on several large projects and much of the detail finish work. Gotta like the details if you're gonna like aid climbing & expeditions.

Drake


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Three architects, two interior designers, and an engineer where I'm working at.

I myself am an architect.


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I will be leaving my position as a Biology Instructor this May. I will be entering the field of Internet Marketing with a new company that my buddies have started. Wish me luck, it is kinda scary to leave the security of a job like teaching.


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I am in computers (MIS) and my two climbing buddies are a civil engineer and a graphic designer. booya


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Wish me luck, it is kinda scary to leave the security of a job like teaching.

hehe, that's funny you mention that. Over here 41 full-time teachers and 31 part-time teachers just got the boot in one of the school districts.


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i am the numbers scrambler(accountant) and i have climbed with coffee maker, engineer, psychologist, and computer techie.


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I am a software developer and climb with another software developer and a mechanical engineer.

Eric


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...leaving my position as a Biology Instructor this May. I will be entering the field of Internet Marketing with a new company that my buddies have started. Wish me luck, it is kinda scary to leave the security of a job like teaching.

I think it's scarier to be entering the field of Internet Marketing....best of luck..!! :P

(former X-dot-commer)


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I am a guesstimator in steel fabrication.

Plus or Minus 10%, no problem.


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I'm a coder (software developer) and I climb with a fellow coder. But his wife climbs and is a dentail assistant.


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I am an intervener. I help kids that can't help themselves. Basically I know what is best for people more than they do, but since adults don't let me control their lives, I like hanging and controlling kids. Pays good to, and sometimes I get some phone numbers but just have to wait until they hit age....


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carpenter.


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I'm (deeply) into computers, but I have yet to meet another climber who is.

My recent climbing partners have included a couple (literally) of (amazing) psychologists, various business majors, painters, a physical therapist, and a (perfect) housewife.

Most other geeks I know aren't that physically active.

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