Range Fitness Challenge: “QUAD DEUCE” Standard: 16 Hits on Target Target: 8″ Round Metal target, 80 yards, or 10″ Metal Target @ 100 yards (10 MOA) Ammo Limit: 1x Magazine, 20 Rounds Time Limit: 2 minutes, 30 seconds […]
By Ben Gilmore Integrity 1) being complete; wholeness 2) unimpaired condition; soundness 3) uprightness, honesty, and sincerity Before I write about integrity and how I think it relates to climbing, I’d like to clarify my views on the raging ethical debates common in the climbing world. I’m a strong believer in an essay written about […]
RESPECT THE SPORT. RESPECT THE MOUNTAIN. By Rob Shaul COMING TO AN END ARE THE DAYS …. When mountain athletes can simply “do their sport” and still perform at the elite levels of climbing, skiing, kayaking, mountain biking etc. Increased mountain sport media exposure will draw the talented natural athletes to these activities. To […]
“The mountain has its own soul, mind, spirit, schedule, beauty and … brutality.
Your enjoyment and safety are not it’s consideration.
You may love the mountain, but the mountain … Does. Not. Love. You.”
Below, Betsy Campbell, one of our long time athletes, recounts her first 50K race experience and training leading up to the event. MY FIRST 50K RACE By Betsy Campbell Mountain running has been a summer hobby of mine for the last five years. The canyons in Grand Teton National Park are my favorite place to […]
…after two decades in SOF, second to the accomplishments and successes of my units, teammates and subordinates, I pride myself with the level of fitness and the career durability I have sustained. Moreover, as an ODA member (14 yrs), Team Sergeant (2 yrs) and ODB/ AOB Sergeant Major (2yrs), I was fortunate to have […]
SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING Sport-specific training, and the idea behind it, is what distinguishes Mountain Athlete from every other training regimen. The videos above are small examples of sport-specific training. We arrived on these movements by defining the fitness attributes of the sport, then setting goals and assessments, and planning backwards to progress the training. We do […]
October 2-4, 20-12, we sent 8 candidates for our freeski team down to the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation facility in Park City, Utah, a training ground for aspiring winter athletes. Below are the chronicles of their experiences. Read from the bottom. SUCCESS – Day 3 by Pip Hunt Ahh, the sweet taste of success. A […]
WHAT TRAINING AT MOUNTAIN ATHLETE HAS MEANT FOR MY SKIING By Crystal Wright, 2012 FreeSki Would Tour Champion Three years ago I walked into Mountain Athlete not knowing what to expect and feeling a little intimidated. Rob told me to grab a 60# sandbag and lay down with it over my shoulder and get-up. I […]
LESSONS LEARNED AFTER 7 YEARS AS A PRO FREESKIER by Pip Hunt I signed my first contract with Smith Optics one month after my high school graduation, and contracts from Salomon, Hestra, Basecamp and Backcountry soon followed. I was young, hungry, and ready to work. I set my sites on the Freeskiing World Tour, lined […]