Competition Mindset Important competitions are always big experiences for me. I’m there to do my best with what I’ve got, and I become incredibly focused on doing that. The “stress” meter is always pegged; sometimes that stress can be positive,
It’s been a week of Bozeman, and it’s been a really good week. I first climbed in Bozeman about 15 years ago. I was on a season-long tour of basically every ice festival and event in North America, and couldn’t
Twenty years ago I read Nathan Pritikin’s books on exercise and diet, as well as Covert Bailey’s, and decided that basically I was going to live on vegetables, rice, bread and tuna. I was trying to compete at a world-class
I coach athletes, and spend a lot of time talking about training with other athletes. We debate training schemes, rest days, load, intensity all the stuff that goes into performance. Some of these athletes are world-class, and have very detailed
Most of us want to be more physically functional, at whatever level we need to function at. My list of important movements is very broad, from climbing to getting my truck unstuck to picking up my kids. But all of
I just spent a really interesting half hour on the phone with Kirk Mauthner of Basecamp Innovations. For those who don’t know of Kirk, he’s very much a legend among rope rescue and rope system professionals.
Anchor Clipping, Direct Anchor Belays (edited Sept 4). Also some newer thought here thanks to Kirk Mauthner at Basecamp Innovations. The bottom line is this: I’ve played with factor-two falls onto anchors a couple of times with the top piece
My irrepressible and unrepressed friend Tim Emmett and his lovely wife were recently in Canmore. They are looking at various places around Canada to live, and it’s come down to Squamish and Canmore. The pros and cons of each place