Aaron Roper

My father, John Roper, took me on my first climb when I was three weeks old. It was a nearby hill called Cougar Mountain . I have been on many climbs with him since. For example I now go with my father on all of my grandfather, Jack Roper's, "last mountains." I also now do an annual climbing trip to eastern Washington with my father and his friends Jeff Howbert and Austin Post. My father climbed his first mountain when he was a year younger than I am now. In the same time it took him to climb one mountain, I climbed at least two hundred.

Aaron Roper
Stardate 2004.01.16