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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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 MTI

By Meredith Edwards   This summer will be my second year of real training at the Mountain Tactical Institute. 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, and still searching for my athletic […]

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