We're starting a series of weekly Trip Lead Spotlights to share our pride of positively praiseworthy, pun-perfecting, pleasingly personable Peaks pals. For our first #TripLeadTuesday - meet Peter Bergmann, our President and resident Pun King.
HOMETOWN: Portland, Oregon
PETER IN 3 WORDS: Handsome, tall, liar
PEAKS IN 3 WORDS: Puns, Pals, Picturesque
FAVOURITE PART OF BEING A TRIP LEAD: The people! I love the other Trip Leads and always look forward to meeting new participants each week.
ADVENTUROUS BUCKET LIST GOAL: Pacific Crest Trail
RECENTLY READ: Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos
FAVOURITE CAMPING FOOD: Gourmet quesadillas with sautéed vegetables
FORESTS OR DESERTS: I'm a sucker for a good patch of towering trees so I'll go with forests. It's the Portland in me.
THEME SONG FOR YOUR LIFE: Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis
CLASS YOU'D TEACH AT USC: Puns in the English Language
FUN FACT: I once ate 70 dumplings in one sitting. I have also eaten an entire Peking duck. And an entire roasted chicken. Separate occasions.
3 ITEMS TO BRING TO A DESERTED ISLAND: My running shoes, my camelback and a water filter.
AVERAGE POST-HIKE NAP: If I fuel my intense coffee addiction, I won't nap after a hike. If I forget my morning joe, I'll be out on the car ride back.