I have this picture hanging in my office. I took it from the top of Boston Peak in the North Cascade mountains, in September 2005. Boston Peak does not get climbed often – it has a bad reputation for loose rock, and a gruesome fatal fall from near the top is a well-known tale. But there is a register at the top. Someone wrote in it: "This is the most intense place I have ever been." That about sums it up.
Although the picture has been on my wall for a few years, I only recently realized something about it that makes it even more special. Most prominent is Forbidden Peak, with its pyramidal top and famous west, north, and (coming right at you in the picture) east ridges. In the distance to the left are Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. But between the two is a terrific ski traverse I recently did, coming up the Eldorado Glacier on the left, traversing to the Inspiration Glacier, Klawati Glacier, and North Klawati Glacier. Along the way we visited Austera, Klawati, and Primus Peaks. This picture shows the area in September, when the snow cover is low. But in the spring we were able to ski around the NE buttress of Austera Peak onto the large and gentle slope of the North Klawati Glacier. It was magical.
Professional associations – Jonathan M. Karpoff
Here are some of the fantastic organizations with which I have some connection, and which I support:
• Trustee of Financial Management Association International
• Associate Editor of the following research journals (listed alphabetically):
• International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation
• Member of the Searle Civil Justice Institute Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Task Force
• Trustee and Treasurer for the coolest secondary school, Puget Sound Community School
• External Fellow at the Corporate Governance Center at Drexel University
• I participate at (when asked), and support The Ph.D Project
• Initial Director of the UW's Environmental Management Program, now a part of the UW's Program on the Environment (PoE).