Scott Surgent - An Autobiography

General Considerations


Favorite Climbing Quote

Gravity isn't just a good idea, it's the law.

Outdoors / Highpointing / Mountaineering

my county highpoints completion map
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Began hiking during my undergraduate years at the University of California, Riverside, as a means to keep fit. Mainly hiked in the hills around Riverside. First significant peak was Telescope Peak (11,049') in Death Valley National Park in 1991 (It was a National Monument back then). Following summer I hiked to the top of Mt Whitney with a bunch of college friends.

Started state highpointing in earnest in 1993, but only did 1-2 states per year, finally joining Highpointers Club in 1996. Currently up to 43 states. In 1997, I joined the Maricopa County Sheriff's Mountain Rescue Unit. Currently I am a field technician, mainly responsible for rigging rope systems above or below the subject to effect a rescue. Also received my EMT certification in 1998. I am looking at medical school in the near future. I very much enjoy the medical aspect of rescues.

Visit my climbing page with many photographs of significant summits.