As we continue to get ready for Spring we have several new articles about planning and prepping for the climbing season (including Alpine). Check out this awesome new climbing work-out program to get you ready (let's just say there is a little April Fools fun with this one). And, you might be able to relate to all-too-common "reality" of climbing - starting over.
On a more serious note, the last two articles have a focus on mountaineering and alpine climbing. Alpine climbing requires a whole new level of planning and implementation (see the article Mt. Ogden Spanking, Part 1). And, as a paraplegic climber, Enock Glidden needs to consider that many more factors in his planning as he eyes Mt. Rainier (in Washington).
We hope you enjoy and that each article gives you inspiration and/or a chuckle.
- 12-Weeks to On-sighting a 5.8! ( by Chris Adams, aka. State of Readiness & Stefani Dawn) - Training for climbing is the thing to do. Finally, here it is, the definitive training program "12-Weeks to Onsighting a 5.8!"
- Starting Over (by Stefani Dawn) - We all love climbing. We are dedicated to it. We’d do it every day if we could. But face it, we’ve all been there - be it from injury, work demands, location, or lack of partners – we have to start over, again, and again, and again. And it sucks every… single…time...
- Training for Mt. Rainier: Adaptive Climbing (by Enock Glidden) - Training and planning for a mountaineering expedition requires a lot no matter what, but when you are an adaptive climber it becomes a whole new level of dedication and effort.
New to Alpine Climbing or Want to Give it a Try? Be Prepared!
- Backpacker/Trad Climber Tries Alpine: The Mt. Ogden Spanking (Part 1) (by Stefani Dawn) - An experienced backpacker and multipitch trad climber forays into to world of alpine climbing and learns that alpine climbing is more than the sum of its parts.
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