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FYI: Mountain Tactical Institute: Mountain Fitness Plans

Seems like over the years there have been a lot of questions regarding training plans in this SP forum.

FWIW, it looks like Mountain Tactical Institute has specific workout training plans for rock/ice climbing, mountaineering, alpine expedition, skiing, ultra running, AMGA guide course fitness, etc.
Most training plans seem to be in the $39-$79 range.


Mien Gott, there's even the infamous and ephemeral Denali Training Plan..
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two man rope team sled hauling

Does anyone have recommendation on hauling sleds in a two man rope team glacier travel on Denali? What is the best way to rig the sleds? Does the second person carry a sled or not advisable? And if yes, is there any way to tether it to the rope?
Thank you,
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Backpack : Body Weight Ratio?


Though a long-time reader, this is my first question to ask this forum and hopefully get some advice. With that in mind, if I have placed this in the wrong section, my apologies.

Regarding my inquiry: I weigh approximately 114 lbs (51.7kg for those on the other side of the pond). As someone getting into serious mountaineering, many guide services seem to recommend training with minimum 60 lb packs for the Denali-esque climbs. Has ...
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Interesting article on Grip Strength

Raising the American Weakling
There are two very different interpretations of our dwindling grip strength

http://nautil.us/issue/45/power/raising ... n-weakling
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Looking for feedback on city-based training

Hi Summit Post community.

I'm a recent transplant from Vancouver to Toronto (7 mos ago). Back home I was always a 'casual' mountaineer: mostly overnighters to some of the mainstream-follow-the-trail summits: e.g. Elk Mountain, Mt McFarlane, sport climbing in squamish, etc.. A few months ago I did a 3 day overnight sea kayak tour of the Bay of Fundy. While on that trip I realized that being outdoors really makes me happy (something I took ...
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how should I physically workout for next hike?

Last month I had a very nice time hiking the Liahona Loop trail. My first real hike ever! I can admit my main motivation to start hiking is to promote weight loss and burn calories. It has at once destined to become one of my favorite activities. The whole trail is well marked and nothing better than hiking on a clear sunny day, being overwhelmed by the immense beauty of nature. I was able to ...
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Boulder wall or system board?

I'm thinking of putting up a small home climbing wall. I'm not progressing at the gym like I'd like because its a long drive and I just don't make it there often enough. My goal is not ultimately bouldering but improving my strength for more technical trad routes. I'm planning on putting in a 40 degree wall in my garage with 8th ceilings so I'll only be able to string together a few moves. I'm ...
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Training for Class-4+


Was wondering how you folks who are comfortable solo'ing class-4+ without rope got to where you are. I've been taking yearly trips to the Sierra for all kinds of class-3 fun, and would like to get to the point where I'm able to go beyond that if a route requires it. (Not necessarily sustained, but at least for short sections.)

There are climbing gyms nearby and I'm wondering whether to take up bouldering, or ...
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Using Internal Guy Lines

I've read about adding internal guy lines to the tent set up to make the tent stronger in bad weather. I can't find much information on how to do this. Can anyone help me out with some links to instructions on how to internally guy out a tent? I appreciate the help.
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Fitness Benchmarks for Denali

I'm looking to improve my training for Denali. I'm looking specific fitness benchmarks. For example each branch of the armed forces has their own PFT standards. Anyone, particularly those who have climbed Denali, have suggestions about specific fitness standards to aim for?

For example: mile times or interval times (as a gauge for MaxVO2 output), pushups, pullups, bench, squat (reps/weight), etc.

I realize there is no substitute for pulling a massive sled up-mountain through snow ...
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