The Raja-DurbsName / Age / Location / Nickname
Aparna, Jamie and their son Kieran (4 years old) Rajagopal-Durbin, Lander, Wyoming (The Raja-Durbs)
What are your core sport(s)?
Jamie and Aparna: Rock climbing
Kieran: Swinging on a rope 20 feet up in the air and asking mom and dad to lower me every once in a while so I can eat some snacks
What other sports do you participate in or sort of fun do you enjoy?
When/what was your first memorable "outdoor" experience?
Aparna: The Grand Canyon - hiking to the bottom when I was 7
Jamie: I was a "Hood in the Woods" when I was a teenager - 40 days in Montana with an amazing program
Kieran: I don't remember my first outdoor experience because I've been outside since I can remember!
What is your most epic outdoor adventure to date?
Aparna: 33 days in the Wind River Range on my NOLS Instructor Course, 130 miles of hiking, climbing, hiking, mountaineering, river crossing, and braving what was probably the highest altitude tornado ever reported (11,500 feet!).
Jamie: An unexpected solo bivouac on Leaning Tower in Yosemite - that meant spending the night suspended thousands of feet above the ground on my rope with my harness on and no sleeping gear.
Kieran: Camping at Indian Creek while I was running a 103 degree fever. Grandma is never going to forgive my parents for that one!
Aparna and Jamie: You can't go wrong with any combination of meat, cheese, beans, tortillas, avocados, and salsa. And beer.
Kieran: Watermelon. I can eat an entire watermelon in one sitting.
What is currently playing in your iPod or cassette deck...because cassettes are coming back, you know?
Aparna: Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Jamie: Tom Waits - Long Way Home
Kieran: Flight of the Conchords - Hiphopopotamus
If I could do anything, I would most likely...
Aparna: Be mosquito-bite proof!
Jamie: Raise my son on a beautiful ranch or farm somewhere in the world
Kieran: Meet Fergie or Beyonce
What is your "go-to" Deuter product?
The NOLS backpack - simple, funcitonal, elegant.
How do you take your coffee?
Aparna: Cream and sugar
Jamie: No coffee, just beer
Kieran: Milk, hold the coffee
Do you like the nightlife? Do you like to boogie?
Kieran (4 years old) is quite the partier, and his parents try hard to keep up