by Aarongblack » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:35 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:09 pm
by DukeJH » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:19 pm
by Aarongblack » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:48 pm
by Aarongblack » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:25 pm
by asmrz » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:34 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:55 pm
Aarongblack wrote:I guess what I'm really hoping to improve is my ability to climb at a greater tempo/speed with more weight while not moving into the anaerobic zone.
Aarongblack wrote: It seems like Denali is almost more mental with the cold/wind and boredom as you sit around waiting for weather windows. Not sure how to train for that except to go mess around in the woods during winter for a few days . Too bad I don't have a meat freezer to stash a stair machine and Hypoxico tent in. I've always been one who likes to over-think and over-prepare (drives my wife crazy).
by ExcitableBoy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:02 pm
Aarongblack wrote:Excitable Boy,
you said "Denali via the West Buttrash was the easiest mountain that I've climbed in Alaska."
I'm curious, everyone talks about the danger on Denali Pass. How would you compare Denali Pass to the climbing above the Cleaver on Rainiers DC route? Pics make them look pretty similar.
by asmrz » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:01 pm
by DukeJH » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:54 pm
Aarongblack wrote:...backpacking w/50lbs 5-7 miles on as big of hills as I could find here in St. Louis (read: not big).
by ExcitableBoy » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:59 pm
DukeJH wrote:To make sure I incorporated the eccentric contraction of going downhill...
by Aarongblack » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:13 am
by ExcitableBoy » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:45 pm
Aarongblack wrote:I live in the midwest (St. Louis, moving to Springfield MO), and I hate that I can't train in the mountains, and that I'm stuck in the gym and rolling hills in the area. I think I'm going to do the 6 day Cascades training with Alpine Ascents next year, and then do some 14er's (Elbert etc.) in Colorado in March before Denali in June, for more snowy/winter weather climbing/camping/packing. I assume this will be the bare minimum in terms of actual mountain time, but again - midwesterner. Maybe I aspire to the wrong hobby.
by DukeJH » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:28 pm
ExcitableBoy wrote: Maybe you just live in the wrong area?
by Aarongblack » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:24 pm
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