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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Perseverance

  By Jessica Baker A young girl, I was slow to learn how to ride a bicycle. My training wheels were attached to my two-wheel for two years longer than most of my peers. Although devastated, I was determined to make it work. Hours, days, months, were spent trying to balance on two wheels, only […]

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WORK FUELS MY TRAINING

WORK FUELS MY TRAINING By Meredith Edwards, 3.25.14   Hard day at work yesterday.   Cindy (not her real name) is nine, tiny, and from an abusive house hold. When I arrived she was standing in front of a wall, repeatedly head butting it as hard as she could.   Three of us alternated restraining […]

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WHY I TRAIN AT THE GYM

WHY I TRAIN AT THE GYM By Meredith Edwards, 3.26.14   This summer will be my second year of real training at Mountain Athlete.   I first trained at this facility in the summer of 2008. Back then I was a scattered, ski bum, unsure of what I wanted. I was afraid of lifting heavy, […]

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Fear

  By Mattie Sheafor Fear and I have an uneasy alliance. The sick feeling in my stomach is uncomfortable, but facing it has always proved beneficial, even productive to me, in the long run. Climbing is the sport I use to shine light in the dark corners.  There is a familiar cadence to this sport […]

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AMBITION

AMBITION By Christian Santelices   It was an audacious plan – to climb twenty of the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, a list of the fifty best climbs based on aesthetics and history compiled by Allen Steck and Steve Roper. My good friend Hans Florine got a hold of the book and originally thought […]

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