Carol Copeland

Hey y'all! I'm Carol, from South Carolina, but known on the AT as "Overload" because I tend to carry an "overloaded" pack. I got into mountaineering in 2017 and have a few technical climbs under my belt and I would like to "climb every mountain" technical and non-technical.

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Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  ---Henry Ford Picture this... you’re on a long, uphill slog on the mountain of

Oct 12, 2018 : Carol Copeland
Physical Preparation for Mountaineering

Physical Preparation for Mountaineering

This is the second installment in our series about tackling technical ascents and the basics of mountaineering. Read the first one

Aug 29, 2018 : Carol Copeland
Mountaineering: You Have to Begin Somewhere

Mountaineering: You Have to Begin Somewhere

This is the first part of a series about tackling technical ascents and starting the path to becoming a mountaineer.   I can’t pinpoint the day I

Jun 25, 2018 : Carol Copeland
Shakedown Street = Neel Gap (Learning Curves on the Trail)

Shakedown Street = Neel Gap (Learning Curves on the Trail)

The journey as a L.A.S.H.er (Long Ass Section Hiker) began for me in July 2013.  At this point in my life I was a 7th grade science teacher and the

Oct 22, 2017 : Carol Copeland
“Overloaded” Backpack, Outdated Gear, and Trail Names

“Overloaded” Backpack, Outdated Gear, and Trail Names

As I rolled into Therm-a-Rest Prolite Women’s sleeping pad, took my Therm-a-Rest pillow.  I reached in for my food bag that I believe held three days

Oct 15, 2017 : Carol Copeland
Let Me Go Where I Feel Most Alive!

Let Me Go Where I Feel Most Alive!

Hey ya’ll!  My name is Carol, or more commonly known as “Overload” on the trail.  I’m from South Carolina and I just can’t get enough of the

Oct 15, 2017 : Carol Copeland