My name is Brandon Arrastia..
I am 24 years old, born and raised in Miami Florida. Not quite the mountaineering state but since I was a child Ive had a passion for the outdoors. Whether it was open water fishing, hiking in the swamps of the everglades or skydiving, I was always out. A few years ago I took an interest in mountaineering being that it was so different than anything I ever knew. The whole expereience from being submerged in the wilderness, to the physical conditioning involved, all the way to the team work and camaraderie that is created up in the mountains seemed like everything I can ever want. So I took to it and thats where my journey began.
A few interesting things about me:
- Im an avid reader ( I plan to own a library some day)
- I had never been to a mountain prior to my Rainier summit.
- My mountaineering goal is to climb all 8000m peaks
- I'm looking to raise a $1,000,000 through my climbs for opioid addiction.