Training

Training Without the Gluten

One of the great things about training hard is the ability to eat. A lot. Your appetite increases, as does your body’s need for protein and carbohydrates. However, fueling out on the trail can be tough if you have food allergies. In my case, I avoid gluten. While many view the need to steer clear […]

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Four Days Until Switzerland…

Gear. The word is music to an adventure lover’s ears. Any excuse to bury yourself in a local REI is a reasonable one. But buying climbing gear for a mountaineering trip is no small task. In a matter of a few weeks, I’ve been introduced to cool, rugged brands such as Mountain Hardwear, Grivel, and […]

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Eight Days Until Switzerland…

I’m going to attempt a summit of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. Phew! There, I said it. I’ve been hesitant to declare it out loud, unsure that my training will pay off, that the weather will cooperate, that my ice axe will support me… but I’m ready as I’ll ever be and more than excited. These […]

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5 Tips for Better Trekking

1) The Locals Know Planning ahead for a trek/adventure is important, but many things you won’t know until you’re on the ground in your chosen adventure destination. You may find you can summit a peak in less time than previously thought, or that better views exist on other trails unbeknownst to the guidebook authors. Talk […]

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