Sarah Maurer, CPT, MEd, from the Miss Adventure Pants blog, shares her best strategies for mountaineering training, sports nutrition, and motivation to help you climb your mountain in any body at any age. Discover how you can use classic endurance training and simple strength workouts to get in shape for mountain climbing, even if you live at sea level or the flattest place imaginable. Sarah earned her high altitude mountaineering certificate from Colorado Mountain Club in 2017 at age 41 and has since summited peaks in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and the USA, including Mount Rainier. She's...
Summer is here, which means for many of us our goal trips and climbs are getting close.
But for better or worse, summer also means family reunions, family vacations, and cross-country travel — all with the attendant stress and jet lag.
So how the hell do you stay on track to climb Mount Rainier...
What’s the best part of mountaineering? Your teammates!
Except for those moments when they’re talking too much, bossing you around, being lazy, and just doing life wrong.
Now if you’re having mean thoughts about your teammates, know that this is normal.
Mountaineering and training really...
What should you be able to do fitnesswise before you attempt to climb a mountain?
I get this question a lot.
Everyone's looking for a test.
Should you be able to run a 5K before you climb Pikes Peak?
Should you be able to ascend 1,000 feet an hour before attempting Rainier?