Everything Gets Better

Above: Brenton Exploring in Teton National Park, earlier this winter. By Rob Shaul, 3.14.14 Brenton Reagan is an Exum Guide, Marmot Athlete, and a long time athlete of mine. A week ago he was promoted to Backcountry Guide at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which is an awesome accomplishment by itself, and especially an individual […]

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TEAMWORK

TEAMWORK By Trish McGuire   When I first began climbing, I would climb with anyone I could find – people I met at the gym, a coffee shop, even online. I didn’t care who it was, as long as someone was there to belay me. I was simply looking for someone to make climbing possible, […]

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THE STRENGTH BUFFER

by Rob Shaul   Perhaps the best thing we can do for our athletes is build into them a strength “buffer” against injury. I’ve yet to see a published study which investigates the link between strength and durability but I’m convinced it’s huge. Here is the equation I use for Durability: Durability = 80% Relative […]

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FOCUS

FOCUS By Brenton Reagan   Climbing has taught me how to stay focused in the moment. Climbing goals and Expeditions have taught me how to stay focused over the long term.   What does it take to stay focused in the moment when you are hanging on really tight, pumped and scared?   Staying relaxed […]

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WHY NOT DO SOMETHING BIG?

WHY NOT DO SOMETHING BIG? By Rob Shaul   On March 25, 2014 our athletes Pip Hunt and Natalie Segal will depart with other team members for Iceland, where they will board a sail boat, and depart for the west coast of Greenland for their Shifting Ice and Changing Tides expedition.   Shifting Ice + Changing […]

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FAILURE

FAILURE By Jan Ottobre In March of 2007 I became only the 2nd woman ever to snowmachine over the top of Snow King Mountain. Only 50% of the men that race the snowmachine hillclimb circuit have ever reached the top of Snow King. It was an immense accomplishment in the sport, and an amazing, fantastic […]

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The Pressure of Competition

The Pressure of Competition By Jess Turtur   I have always been a passionate person. Just obsessed with snow, and willing to give up everything else in pursuing the call of the mountains. I have chased them since I was old enough to ski away from my parents, chased them to Alaska with helicopters and […]

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CONFRONTING THE BRO BRAH

CONFRONTING THE BRO BRAH by Rob Shaul   With the exception of Alpine ski racing, there is no tradition of gym-based for the mountain sports.   Indeed, gym training to prepare for alpine and rock climbing, ice climbing, snowboarding and free skiing, is seen by many in these sports to be “uncool.”   Until we […]

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