I’m a mountaineer and software QA engineer, and would consider myself ‘intermediate’ as a technical practitioner in both disciplines. I started climbing and joined my first tech team 7 years ago, at 27. Never having ever worn a backpack with a hip belt nor written a single line of HTML, I embarked on two journeys that had enough in common that I excelled more in both together than if I had tried each thing on their own. Many lessons from mountaineering applied to technology, and vice versa. …

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