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You train for mountains?!

Postby kevin trieu » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:26 pm

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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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:06 pm

Trail running 60-80 miles with ~30,000 ft elevation gain plus a hard three day alpine climb per week.
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby kevin trieu » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:47 pm

cragging in Squamish doesn't do it huh?
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:52 pm

kevin trieu wrote:cragging in Squamish doesn't do it huh?

That would be a lot more fun. Maye run laps on the trail up the Chief?
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby MoapaPk » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:19 am

kevin trieu wrote:cragging in Squamish doesn't do it huh?

Squamish is extremely good exercise.
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby Chris Simpson » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:16 pm

Training for Orizaba. I leave in a month and just started training. (More for moderate altitude). I run potato mountain 5x a week, weights 3x a week, 15 mile + weekend hikes with about 10k + gain. Just started camping at altitude on the weekends (45 lb pack). Whitney MR or Palisades 3 day trip 1/18 - 1/20 (up and down up and down up and down from established "base camp") 60lb pack. 1 week off before trip. That's it!
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:29 am

I don't really train. I run a little here and there... do some pullups.

But you know what? I bet I can climb any 8k peak as strong as you can. I bet it. I've got $50 says it's so.

Who's gonna take me on?

BTW I don't have any money, so you'll need to buy my permit and gear. And airfare. n food n booze.
where am i going... and why am i in this handbasket?
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby WyomingSummits » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:21 pm

Ben Beckerich wrote:I don't really train. I run a little here and there... do some pullups.

But you know what? I bet I can climb any 8k peak as strong as you can. I bet it. I've got $50 says it's so.

Who's gonna take me on?

BTW I don't have any money, so you'll need to buy my permit and gear. And airfare. n food n booze.

8k ft.....yeah, he's stronger than anyone at that altitude. ;)
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:48 pm

Oh no.. this con is for 8,000 METER peaks.
where am i going... and why am i in this handbasket?
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby MoapaPk » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:52 pm

Yer gonna die!
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby Matt Lemke » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:21 pm

Here's what I did...

I was a competitive swimmer from age 5 to age 21 and developed an aerobic capacity that will carry me through the rest of my life so I never have to train ;)
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby WyomingSummits » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:52 am

Matt Lemke wrote:Here's what I did...

I was a competitive swimmer from age 5 to age 21 and developed an aerobic capacity that will carry me through the rest of my life so I never have to train ;)

Lol! I thought that once.....back when I was in my early 20's. At the age of 19 I ran the 2 mile in 10:05.....my SpecOps buddy was the only one in the company that beat me. Fast forward 17 years later after family and business cut into climbing time, and training is a MUST when actual climbing doesn't happen nearly as much. :)
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby splattski » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:38 pm

One of the great Himalayan climbers, Don Whillans, is said to have trained on "cigarettes, cheap booze, and daily injections of Jerry Lee Lewis"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6CTK2h ... dded#at=33
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby Jesus Malverde » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:40 am

Didn't Joe Tasker/Peter Boardman train for K2 by sleeping in wall hammocks inside a meat locker?
Then again, there's always...
http://www.gymjones.com/ :)
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Re: You train for mountains?!

Postby WyomingSummits » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:48 am

Jim Bridwell attributed his performance at altitude to chain smoking. There are pics of the man at 5,000 meters with a cig in his mouth.
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