Arete 4.20.24

A note about Arete …. I select the links and articles that make up Arete weekly. Those that I select are ones that I find interesting and/or important – either because of the topic or the source. Just because I select an article or link does not mean that I believe in what the article […]

Arete 4.13.24

A note about Arete …. I select the links and articles that make up Arete weekly. Those that I select are ones that I find interesting and/or important – either because of the topic or the source. Just because I select an article or link does not mean that I believe in what the article […]

The Most Dangerous Activity At Our Mountain School? Kickball!

By Felix Dowsley, MTI Contributor Every week, our school fields seventy two students and fourteen staff in an ever-rotating program of whitewater paddling, rock climbing, service work, and downhill skiing. I read every incident report and look for trends, hoping to learn as much as I can and anticipate emerging risks. And at the end […]

Shin Splints? It Could Be Your Running Cadence

Jesse Hall, MTI Contributor “I run and ruck about 35 miles per week, have been consistently doing that for 3 months, and I usually do a long run of at least a half marathon on the weekend. My goal is a 30-minute 5-mile run and a 2-hour 12-mile ruck,” the Ranger told me. “Problem is […]

Arete 4.6.24

Military, National Defense, Foreign Policy Iran’s Khamenei promises ‘Israel will be punished’ for Syria strike, Al Jazeera US ‘strongly opposes’ China’s renaming of areas along disputed Indian border, South China Morning Post Call between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden conveys stability, deep disconnect in US-China ties: analysts, South China Morning Post Constellation Frigate Delivery Delayed […]

Advice To New & Young Strength & Conditioning Coaches

By Rob Shaul, Founder 1) “Athletes” not “Clients” This is more than a semantics difference, and will change the way you think about the people you work with, how they think about you, and how you direct your career in the years to follow. “Clients” tell you what they want, and you do it for […]

What Wilderness EMT school in Montana Taught Me

Words and photos by Meghann Gunther, MTI Contributor I graduated from a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician class through Aerie Backcountry Medicine in Montana. This intensive, 3-month course was challenging and rewarding.  Instructors Matter Our class had two incredible instructors who invested in us. The lead instructor spent a significant amount of time in the military […]

Arete 3.30.24

Military, National Defense, Foreign Policy ‘Reasonable grounds’ to believe Israel committing ‘genocide’, Al Jazeera What’s behind Macron’s ‘hardened stance’ on the Russia-Ukraine war?, Al Jazeera Army 4-Star Who Pressured Panel to Help Career of Unfit Officer Suspended, Facing Pentagon Investigation, military.com With Eyes on China, US Special Operators Are Back to Battling the Jungle, military.com […]

Arete 3.23.24

Military, National Defense, Foreign Policy US Military Doesn’t Have the Icebreakers to Compete in the Arctic, NORAD Commander Warns, military.com Israeli military says 90 people killed in Gaza’s al-Shifa Hospital raid, Al Jazerra Army General Pressured Assessment Panel to Help Career of ‘Ineffective’ Officer, military.com State Department Approves $2 Billion Abrams Sale to Bahrain, Javelins […]