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Free new Climbing Trainer for iOS and Web

Me and some friends (climbers and climbing trainers) have been busy developing a climbing trainer application for iOS and the web.

I'd love to have you guys try out our beta when it debuts in September.

We are providing two methods for building training sessions, a manual system which is totally free and an algorithmic system which is by monthly subscription.


Thanks for taking a look!
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You train for mountains?!

I like to think that I'm in good shape but spent the last month or so on a fishing boat in Alaska and that completely took away my mountain legs. So give me your one month hard training for big mountains. 8,000m big. Have access to the Cascades, Squamish & Sierra.
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Training Plans for Mountaineering

As a cyclist, we often train with fixed plans and workouts from coaches. I haven't noticed any coaches for mountaineering and climbing, but I am planning on taking a year off, maybe to climb all of the European Country highpoints. To train for the trip I am looking for coaches and training plans. Are there any coaches that can give me training plans, or is that unheard of? Thanks.
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Ski Touring Technique?

Ok so this might not be shin bash but I am happy to hear from experience.

2 years ago I was touring on old soft boot and stupidly skied on the piste hard for a day. A day or two later a pain in my right shin appeared that was excruciating. It didn’t hurt to touch or rub and nothing was visible. But to ski the pain was unbearable. I tried padding out with those ...
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A couple of cordelette questions from a NOOB.

A couple of (dumb?) questions on cordelettes;

1) What cord diameter and material of construction do you folks prefer? I have seen everything from 5mm on up to 7mm; nylon or?
2) What length cord? 15 feet, 20, ??
3) Knots: just use a double fisherman's or??
4) Should cords be made from static line or can you use a dynamic line?

Thanks for the input!
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How to protect big cracks

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alpine start aug 2012

hi all.
first time posting here, have been sport climbing and bouldering in the gym and at the crags for some time now and wanting to progress to a bigger scene.
summer vacation is coming up and i want to get my alpine start in chamonix this august.
thinking of a basic alpine course or a intro to mountaineering via a guided week long trial which could end with a 4000 m peak bid.
i ...
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Techniques and notes during outdoors adventuring activities

Techniques in outdoors adventuring activities

* Make sure your toes nails be trimmed.
* Keep a pleasant feeling all through the journey.
*Allow some space between you and your mates but keep an eye on their performance to avoid lost of contact.
* Stay aside while stop for rest or whatever purpose temporarily.
* Never sit for rest immediately after longtime trekking, horse riding or mountain climbing. Stand still and do some relaxation exercises for ...
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Notes for travelling in Tibetan highland areas

Notes for travelling in Tibetan highland areas

Before the Start~~

Take good consideration and necessary precautions like taking portable Oxygen, etc. if you have problem with your heart, lungs, brains, liver or kidney. Taking a physical examination is highly recommended before taking the adventure.

What to take with you~~

First take appropriate clothing with you as per the related seasons request. Always take some warm-keeping clothes with you as the nights in highland areas especially ...
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Team arrest: when to use it?

Been thinking about this for a while. Glaciers aside, when would you tie together and not use some kind of protection on a steep snow slope? Do you think a team of 2 or 3 skilled climbers would almost always be better off by themselves or would roping together without running pro be a good strategy sometimes? How likely is it that your rope mates could stop your fall on snow if you could not? ...
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