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
Copyright 2004, John W. Roper.
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