Major LAM Activities and
Climbing School Director,
Vice President, 2009.
Baker has been a member of the mountaineers since 2007, when he
took the Climbing School under Jason Halladay. Zack climbs
as much as possible, but not nearly enough due to various
unfortunate circumstances, namely, work. He has helped
with climbing school instruction as well as monitoring at the
YMCA. Whatever you might hear, Zack does not actually buy
used cams on E-Bay.
major backpacking trip was in 9th grade, an 80 mile jaunt from
Mineral King, up the Kern River, and over Mt. Whitney to Lone
Pine in three days. Somewhat unprepared, there was serious
discussion of provoking a bear solely to justify a helicopter
Zack Belaying at
enjoys bicycling. After finals in sophomore year at USC,
he left Los Angeles and headed toward the east coast, alone.
Twenty two days later, having lost 30 pounds and all feeling in
both hands, he arrived in Washington DC with a severe case of
dysentery and a job with the Sierra Club.
ran with the USC Marathon team and eventually joined the
coaching staff. He has run 9 marathons. Having
joined the lab, Zack is getting slower quickly.
Zack has not
done the PCT or AT, but is looking to remedy this character flaw
given the opportunity.
Zack is also
currently an instructor at UNM-Los Alamos, teaching computer