Teton Traverse Nutrition: Part 2

By Colin Montgomery Background Last week we looked at the caloric demands of Crux Award Winner Ryan Burke’s Teton Traverse. This week we dive into the details of what he will be eating when and why. We needed to find a way to provide the most calories for the least weight while still fueling him […]

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Teton Traverse Nutrition: Part 1

by Colin Montgomery Background: Ryan Burke our 2016 Crux Award Winner,  will be completing an entire traverse of the Teton Range in mid August. Ryan’s event will last 7 days and cover 102 miles and over 100,000 ft of elevation gain/loss. As part of programming for Ryan’s Teton Traverse, we’re developing a nutrition and meal […]

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Mini Study Finds 1 Lb On Your Feet = 4 Lbs On Your Back for Slow Hiking Pace

by Kyle Bochanski Rucking Rules About a year ago, MTI posted an article reviewing previous studies to create a list of “5 Military Rucking Rules Every Backpacker Should Know”. Some of these rules we tested again as we developed our MTI Route Card. We wanted to ensure accurate predictions of rucking times based on distance, speed, […]

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Rock Climbing Exposure Mini Study: How Can We Measure Fear?

Mountain Athlete Mike Mock climbing at the Fins, Idaho. By Kyle Bochanski This March, MTI studied the effect of fear-induced stress on ice climbers (http://mtntactical.com/mountain-athlete-articles/stress-major-contributor-physiological-demands-ice-climbing/). Last week we conducted a preliminary follow-up study with a rock climber. Our ultimate goal is to develop a research methodology that allows us to determine how much fear contributes to […]

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