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Definition: spray

verb
1. to apply (liquid) to someone or something in the form of tiny drops. “the product can be sprayed onto wet or dry hair”.
2. to shamelessly brag about oneself.
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Don Bowie, the highly tuned athlete, getting quality carbs in the High Sierra.

The highly-tuned athlete getting quality carbs in the Sierra.

 

About Me:

I’ve spent the last 15 years focused on alpine climbing routes in various mountain ranges across the globe including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, South America, and countless adventures in Europe, Canada, and the USA.  After a friend introduced me to road biking in 2012, I’ve created and completed multiple ultra-endurance duathlons in various states and countries, often setting the fastest known times for such events- which I call UltraHurt. I was born and raised in Canada but currently call Bishop, California my home- although I typically spend more than half of my time traveling on various adventures abroad. Over the years, many people have helped and supported me along the way- and it’s only because of these people that I can list some of my accomplishments here:

 

Expeditions:
2015 Annapurna (8091) German Ridge (discontinued due to earthquake)
2013 Makalu 27,825′ (8,481 m) Nepal Himalaya, West Face, (solo)
2013 Annapurna (8091) Nepal Himalaya, South Face, (Ueli Steck summit)
2012 Annapurna (8091) Nepal Himalaya, North Face/German Ridge, (solo)
2011 Cho Oyu (8,201m) Tibet Himalaya, West Face (summit)
2011 Mount Everest (8848m) Tibet Himalaya, North Ridge (to 8100m)
2010 Gasherbrum I (8068m) Karakoram Range, Pakistan, Japanese Couloir Variation (summit)
2009 Gasherbrum III (7952m) Karakoram, Pakistan, North Face, new route (to 7300m)
2008/9 Broad Peak – winter (8047m) Karakoram, Pakistan, West Ridge (to 7000m)
2008 Annapurna (8091m) Nepal Himalaya, South Face/East Ridge (to 7300m)
2008 unnamed sub-peak (5811m) Hispar, Pakistan, first ascent (summit)
2008 Peak 6250 (6347m) Hispar, Pakistan, second ascent (summit)
2007 K2 (8611m) Karakoram, Pakistan, new route (to 6800m), Abruzzi Spur (summit)
2006 Annapurna (8091m) Nepal Himalaya, East Ridge, new route (to 7300m)
2006 Cho Oyu (8188m) Tibet Himalaya, Polish Ridge variation (to 8000m)
2005 Broad Peak (8047m) Karakoram, Pakistan, West Ridge, Solo (to 7800m)

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UltraHurt:
Badwater to Mt. Whitney 14:09:01 *FKT
Mt. San Gorgonio from the Ocean 9:26:28 *FKT
Mt. Elbert from Aspen 4:36:26 *FKT
Cathedral Lakes from Aspen 1:37:23
Mt. Hood from the Ocean (TBD)
Mont Blanc from the Ocean (Fall 2016)
Aconcagua form the Ocean (Winter 2016)
Colorado Lowest to Highest (TBD 2016)

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Awards:
Spirit of Mountaineering Commendation, Piolets d’Or, France

Gold Medal of Merit in Sport, Navarre, Spain
Prince of Asturias Award in Sports, Nomination, Spain
Nick Estcourt Award, UK
Shipton-Tillman Award, UK
Mount Everest Foundation Grant, UK
British Mountaineering Council Grant, UK
Best of Explorers Web (2008, 2009), USA

 

*FKT = fastest known time

 

 

 

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