Training for the New Alpinism

A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

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Author: Steve House,Scott Johnston

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 1938340248

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, live in the city or the country, are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals grows exponentially as you work with this book. Chapters cover endurance and strength training theory and methodology, application and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths. Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will Gadd. Filled with photos, graphs, and illustrations.

The New Alpinism Training Log

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Author: Steve House,Scott Johnston

Publisher: Patagonia Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938340390

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 3555

Meant to go hand-in-hand with Steve House and Scott Johnston’s groundbreaking, bestselling Training for the New Alpinism, The New Alpinism Training Log is a goal-setting planner and a workout journal in one. With pages to plot your program based on your aspirations, and others to break it down and record your monthly, weekly, daily workouts, this book will be your in-the-gym or on-the-mountain companion to training for any mountain ascent. Includes inspirational and motivational tips throughout.

Extreme Alpinism

Climbing Light, Fast, & High

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Author: Mark Twight,James Martin

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898866544

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

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Where does the hard-core aspirant or dreamer turn? The only master class in print, Extreme Alpinism delivers an expert dose of reality and practical techniques for advanced climbers. Focusing on how top alpine climbers approach the world's most difficult routes, Twight centres his instruction on the ethos of climbing the hardest routes with the least amount of gear and the most speed.

Beyond the Mountain

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Author: Steve House

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 1938340051

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4279

What does it take to be one of the world's best high-altitude mountain climbers? A lot of fundraising; traveling in some of the world's most dangerous countries; enduring cold bivouacs, searing lungs, and a cloudy mind when you can least afford one. It means learning the hard lessons the mountains teach. Steve House built his reputation on ascents throughout the Alps, Canada, Alaska, the Karakoram and the Himalaya that have expanded possibilities of style, speed, and difficulty. In 2005 Steve and alpinist Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 26,600-foot Nanga Parbat, which had never before been climbed in alpine style. It was the third ascent of the face and the achievement earned Steveand Vince the first Piolet d"or (Golden Ice Axe) awarded to North Americans. Steve is an accomplished and spellbinding storyteller in the tradition of Maurice Herzog and Lionel Terray. Beyond the Mountain is a gripping read destined to be a mountain classic. And it

Climbing

Training for Peak Performance

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Author: Clyde Soles

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594854343

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 269

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"Whatever your talent, experience, and ambition, if you climb you would do well to read Clyde Soles' training manual. This book will allow you to pull down harder, last longer, and have more fun while you're at it." - Jon Krakauer, author of "Into Thin Air"* Climbing exercises to build strength, endurance, flexibility, and aerobic fitness* Up-to-date nutritional information to power your climbing training* Climibing fitness tips that prepares you both mentally and physicallyClimbers at all levels benefit from working to build core strength, opening the door to higher levels of achievement. This important edition in the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series covers everything you need to improve your climbing fitness in ways that takes your performance to the next level. There is even instruction on yoga, Pilates, and herbal supplements, as well as a section on core training. Climbing: Training for Peak Performance also contains information about rehabilitation after an injury, plus several new training programs.

Kiss or Kill

Confessions of a Serial Climber

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Author: Mark Twight

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898869196

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 1921

* Mark Twight's collected works, some never before published in North America * Includes dramatic black and white mountaineering photos * Features brand new epilogues to all of the stories They call him Dr. Doom. Raving and kicking against mediocrity, his anger and pain simmer close to the surface. He speaks and writes the language of the punk music that defined him. He is extreme alpinist Mark Twight, and he doesn't back down from the truth. He's a one-man literary punk band. If you have any doubt, here comes his knockout punch: the only collection of writing Twight swears he'll ever publish. Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber is raw, unfiltered Twight. These author's cut are the real deal, not the homogenized fluff offered up by magazine editors who are often unwilling to offend. Twight's words make it clear that climbing is only distantly about the summit. Several of these pieces are new to U.S. readers. Twight edited all of the selections and appended each with a current author's note; confessing his inspiration, events that followed, and lessons learned (or not learned, some might say). It adds up to a frightfully lucid look into Twight's personal life as both man and hardcore alpine climber. The dissection scares me sometimes... Whether railing against the spinelessness of American siege-style mountaineering, admitting addiction to pushing the bounds of the possible, or reveling in his ability to cut away anything in life that holds him back, Twight never blinks. Along the way, there is the drama of new and epic routes, unbreakable bonds between climbing partners, and Twight's evolution as a climber and a man. He tells every story in a unique, in-your-face style. Kiss or Kill is not an easy read. It may scare some readers-but that's the point. "I want this book to help you recognize your own anger, which will help you understand mine", says Twight. "Somewhere out there somebody understands these words and knows they matter. They were written in blood, learned by heart."

Training for the New Alpinism

A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

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Author: Steve House,Scott Johnston

Publisher: Patagonia Incorporated

ISBN: 9781938340239

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

View: 1477

Applying training practices from other endurance sports, the authors demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances, translating training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal.--Publisher.

Alpine Climbing

Techniques to Take You Higher

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Author: Mark Houston,Kathy Cosley

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898867497

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 325

View: 7829

* For climbers who know the basics and are ready to venture at higher altitudes* Written by longtime guides and climbing instructors certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA)* Teaches situational thinking and learning as well as techniqueThis intermediate-level guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude - approximately 5000 meters (16,000 feet) and lower. The technical protection systems are covered, of course. But 30 years of alpine climbing experience has convinced the authors that mastery - and safety - lie in the far more difficult task of knowing exactly which techniques to use, where and when. Therefore, they teach step-by-step decision-making skills, providing scenarios, checklists, and self-posed questions to inform the decision process. Alpine Climbing assumes some prior knowledge, primarily in rock climbing skills and techniques. Basic knots, belaying,rappelling, building rock anchors, leading, placing rock protection, and movement skills on rock: variations of these skills that are of particular value in the alpine environment are addressed in this book.

Training for Climbing

The Definitive Guide to Improving Your Performance

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Author: Eric Horst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762651

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 3528

Drawing on new research in sports medicine, nutrition, and fitness, this book offers a training program to help any climber achieve superior performance and better mental concentration on the rock, with less risk of injury.

Summit Success

Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging

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Author: Charles Miske

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781501039973

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 340

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Hiking, Nordic Walking, Mountaineering, Peak Bagging, Skiing, Snowshoeing and so much more. Lots of people want to do start doing these sports but they're out of shape, or slow, or just let themselves go due to work or family. Some people are in pretty good shape but have never realized the benefit of a structured training program using progressive training protocols. Now is the time to become the best you can be.If you are active in the outdoors, or just want to be more active, this book helps you get in the best shape you can fast. In only 16 weeks you'll be stronger and faster at all of your favorite adventure outdoors sports. Every day of the 16 weeks is laid out for you in training tables that are easy to read and easy to follow. Every exercise is illustrated in detail so you know the right way to do it. Over 120 tables and 88 illustrations show you the way to accomplish your goals.16 Weeks to the Top of the Peaks!Every exercise in this book can be done in a commercial gym, a home gym, or even outdoors with less than $100 in gear. It's all explained for you. There is supplementary material available to give you even more help, and allow you to adjust the training program to suit your own needs.Buy it today, and begin your four month transformation and achieve your outdoors dreams now. Perfect gift for your friend, family, or loved one who hikes, skis, runs, snowshoes or any other sport on trails in the mountains or hills.64,000 Words, 340 Pages, 120 tables, 88 photos

Ice and Mixed Climbing

Modern Technique

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Author: Will Gadd

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594853096

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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* Will Gadd is an ESPN X Games and Ice World Cup winner * There are 1.1 million ice climbers in the U.S. (Outdoor Industry Association, 2001) * Seventh installment in The Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series "Mixed climbing is my favorite discipline. It's the most fun because it has the fewest rules-sort of like professional wrestling compared to boxing." So says Will Gadd, as profiled in Fifty Favorite Climbs. Here the champion ice climber presents the same techniques and veteran wisdom he imparts to those who attend his annual clinics. These include step-by-step instructions for the swing (ice axe), the kick (footwork), and putting it all together (tracking); how to "read" ice to select your line and follow it safely; and drytool techniques for mixed climbing. Training exercises and inspirational stories complete this seminal guide. Will Gadd won every major ice competition in the world in 1998 and 1999, as well as the 2000 Ice World Cup. A resident of Canmore, Alberta, he has written for Climbing and Rock & Ice, among other publications. Roger Chayer's photos have appeared in Rock & Ice, Climbing, Gripped, Equinox, and the Alpine Club of Canada Journal. He lives in Calgary, Alberta. Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.

Rock and Ice Climbing

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Author: Therese M. Shea

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499435584

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Pairing the extreme risk taker with some of nature’s most remarkable—and challenging—formations, the sports of rock and ice climbing demand much of those who dare to attempt them. But for those with the patience and endurance to master the proper techniques, these outdoor sports are proof that great risk can yield great reward. This volume prepares readers interested in pursuing these exhilarating activities by providing a full rundown on the basics of climbing as well as the equipment and skills required. Readers will learn how to begin training and how teamwork and dedication can help them conquer the greatest heights.

The Mountain Guide Manual

The Comprehensive Reference--From Belaying to Rope Systems and Self-Rescue

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Author: Marc Chauvin,Rob Coppolillo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493025155

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Written by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) certified mountain guides Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo, The Mountain Guide Manual is the go-to reference for novice and experienced mountain guides, as well as advanced recreationalists. Covering everything from rope systems and belaying to advice on group dynamics and rescuing, the manual combines practical how-to instruction with clear graphics, illustrations, and awe-inspiring alpine imagery.

Summit 8000

Life and Death with Australia's Master of Thin Air

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Author: Andrew Lock

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 0522871062

Category: Travel

Page: 305

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A thrilling memoir of the spectacular high-altitude mountaineering achievements of Andrew Lock: the only Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000-metre peaks in the world, including Mount Everest—twice. We learn 'why does he do it?' Why does anyone take on such a challenge, knowing how easily they might be killed?Andrew Lock gives us a gripping account of his death-defying ascents and explains his passion for climbing in small teams, or solo, without Sherpas or bottled oxgyen. His story is one of extraordinary passion, self-motivation, perseverance and resilience, as he leads us through his sixteen-year odyssey to achieve the Grand Slam of Himalayan mountaineering. We are taken through the victories, the near-misses and the tragedies. The intense human drama of the expeditions infuses Summit 8000—funny, fierce and always fascinating stories about survival, climbing rivalries and mountaineering politics. The remote and stunning landscapes and cultures that Andrew encounters on his journeys add rich texture to his tale, culminating in his 2014 trip to Everest, where he was witness to the deadliest avalanche in the peak's history.

Fit to Climb

A 16-Week Mount Rainier Fitness Training Program

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Author: John Colver,Rohit Eipe

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978119956

Category:

Page: 218

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Train to climb Mount Rainier in 16 weeks! Of the approximately 10,000 climbers that attempt to summit Mount Rainier each year, slightly fewer than 50% succeed. You can't control the weather, but you can stack the odds in your favor by following the training in this book. In Fit to Climb, John Colver lays out a 16-week training program for mountain athletes. If you've decided to climb Mount Rainier, one of the most popular summits in the world, this book is essential reading. Train smart using the right blend of aerobic, anaerobic, and strength workouts, including long hikes, stair workouts, circuit training, and John's exclusive "Rainier Dozen." Prepare yourself for the mountain adventure of a lifetime!

Conditioning for Climbers

The Complete Exercise Guide

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Author: Eric Horst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762762644

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The only conditioning book a rock climber needs! Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This is the first-ever book to provide climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and follow a comprehensive, personalized exercise program. Part One covers the basics of physical conditioning and goal-setting. Part Two takes readers through warm-up and flexibility routines, entry-level strength training, weight loss tips, and fifteen core-conditioning exercises. Part Three details climbing-specific conditioning, with twenty exercises to target specific muscles of the fingers, arms and upper torso to develop power and endurance. An entire chapter focuses on the antagonist muscle groups that help provide balance and stability, and prevent muscle injury. This section also has a chapter devoted to stamina conditioning, increasing the climber's endurance at high altitudes. Part Four shows how to put together a customized training program to suit the climber's needs. The book includes workout sheets for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels, tips for children and those over age fifty, secrets of good nutrition and an insider's take on avoiding injuries. Eric Hörst is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers. His published works include Learning to Climb Indoors, Training for Climbing, and How to Climb 5.12. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Navigation in the Mountains

The definitive guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders The official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes

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Author: Carlo Forte

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 0954151186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Navigation in the Mountains - The Definitive Guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders is the official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes. Packed with essential information and techniques, this handbook is split into sections including: all aspects of mountain navigation; the additional techniques required in winter; adaptations in navigation techniques for use overseas; the use of GPS; digital mapping; and the teaching of navigation. This book is the reference tool for all walkers who wish to maintain or improve their navigation techniques as well as containing specific ideas for anyone wanting to help teach and lead others. Its functional design with easy reference colour coded pages, striking illustrations that complement the text and inspiring photographs make this book an indispensable guide. It is the fourth in a series of manuals and has been written and compiled by Carlo Forte, the Chief Instructor at the National Mountain Centre, Plas y Brenin, and it is published by Mountain Training UK.

Alpinism

An Introduction to Safe Alpine Mountaineering

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Author: Peter Cliff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781871890099

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 112

View: 7751

Drawing on his experience as an Alpine guide, Peter Cliff presents an introduction to safe Alpine mounta ineering. The book stresses the importance of combining good personal skills with fitness and sound decision making. '

Mountaineering

Training and Preparation

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Author: Carlton Cooke,Dave Bunting,John O'Hara

Publisher: Human Kinetics 1

ISBN: 1450408826

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 275

View: 8889

Mountaineering is a guide to all aspects of expedition preparation, including planning, coordinating and conditioning. The book is bolstered by the authors' recent expedition up the formidable West Ridge of Mount Everest which was broadcast on the Bravo network. From novice to expert, day trip to two-week expedition, Mountaineering covers all technical aspects of an expedition including the leadership and teamwork skills needed for a safe, successful experience. Features breathtaking, full-color photography including images from the Everest climb. Original.

Mountaineering

The Freedom of the Hills

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Author: Don Graydon

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898864267

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 528

View: 8118

Completely revised and expanded edition of the classic text on climbing and mountaineering techniques.