Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete by Steve HouseTraining for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete by Steve House

Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

bySteve House, Scott JohnstonForeword byMark Twight

Paperback | March 28, 2014

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In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailedinstruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, live in the city or the country, are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals grows exponentially as you work with this book. Chapters cover endurance and strength training theory and methodology, application and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths. Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will Gadd. Filled with photos, graphs, and illustrations.
Steve House is a world renowned climber, mountain guide, and Patagonia Ambassador, widely regarded for his light-and-fast style. He has published articles in a number of periodicals, and he is the author of Beyond the Mountains (Patagonia Books, 2009). He lives in Ridgway, CO. Scott Johnston, who grew up in Boulder, CO, has ski raced...
Title:Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as AthleteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 1.07 inPublished:March 28, 2014Publisher:Patagonia BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193834023X

ISBN - 13:9781938340239

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the World If you want a complete and coherent discussion of exercise theory, exercise programs and programmatic endurance and strength development, this is the book. I'm a skier, ski instructor, hiker and mountain biker with 15 years experience in Olympic weightlifting. This book focuses on climbing, of course, but it works for all these sports.
Date published: 2014-09-02

Editorial Reviews

A must-have for anyone looking to optimize their time in the mountains-from guides throwing up new routes to weekend warriors getting into a new sport. The book's easy-to-use format and scaleable training programs are accessible for anyone looking to improve their fitness through a new approach.