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Training for the New Alpinism

By: Steve House,Scott Johnston,Mark Twight - foreword
Narrated by: Roger Wayne
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In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of US 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 detailed instruction 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 audiobook. 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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Superb

I'm impressed. This book is hugely informative but yet managed to keep me entertained. The subjective view of the author about alpinism is very interesting. I also enjoyed how the book is full of excerpts and real life stories about other legendary alpinists and climbers. It has had a impact on my own life and future climbing ambitions. For any climber I would recommend it full heartedly. As a non native English speaker I also liked the narration.

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A manual for life

How detailed. I've a long history with physical training so I understood the narrative well. This manual is incredibly detailed and very well laid out. If you are new to physical training, expect to read the book a few times to solidify the knowledge. There is a lot of technical detail related to human physiology and you need to understand the concepts in detail to be able to manipulate your physiology into action. This is not just a book for climbers, anyone interested in self-development cN benefit from the knowledge shared herein. Now to read it again.

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So helpful and inspiring! Gonna listen a second time while out on my Zone 2 training

Can’t believe it’s taken me until j was 32 to listen to this. Wish I’d started 10 years ago. Or earlier!

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perfect training, no wasted time, do it

I have a decent amount of training in my background and this right here is spot on. I have direct experience with many of the concepts spoken about, and I know they are on to something great. thank you for taking the time to create this wonderfully Informative and easy to digest book for the alpinist!

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Insightful and impactful

In 2018-2019 season I had just finished reading Ueli Steck’s books and was mimicking his training regimen due to a passion for fast and light. It led me towards a number of speed summits in Glacier National Park at the time and hadn’t really understood that I was tapping into training methods that were presented in this book.

This is a good read for anyone looking for some extra adventure stories in their life. It’s not a textbook about human biology, so it has a good balance of being informative as well as entertaining.

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The training bible

From nutrition, performance, mental game, and personal inquiry, this training guide dives into just about every facet or training for alpine objectives. I’ll be referring to it again and again!

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Must read for any serious climber

This book details how to design your own training protocol for any climbing objective by explaining training philosophies and the science behind them. This book brought together so much information I’d be searching for.

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Inspiring and motivating!

As I'm preparing for my 1st summit ever, Mount Whitney in California a friend of mine recommended this book to begin my training. It was so much more than I expected

Great tips wonderful insights and amazing stories of other climbers. 5 stars!

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Superb for athletes of all sports

This book was recommended to me years ago and I’m kicking myself for not having read it back then. I am not either an alpinist nor do I have any interest in mountains, but this book need not be only for people with Eiger dreams. Any endurance athlete can benefit from what it discusses in terms of physiology, psychology, and preparation. I may even pick up a used paper copy of the book so that I can use it as a reference, it is so dense and comprehensive that it requires more than one read. Thank you to the authors and I highly recommend this book.

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packed with information

I'm just starting to get into climbing, hiking, and outdoor adventures and this book was motivating and informative.

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