aerobic training zones
Posted by | April 22, 2020
How to Find Your Aerobic Training Zone

Hiking and mountaineering are predominantly endurance activities performed at a low intensity for long durations, often for many days in a row. In order for this to be an enjoyable...

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Posted by | January 30, 2020
6 Practical Ways To Build Mental Strength For The Mountains

Mountaineering has long been held as the ultimate example of courage and mental strength. We ask ourselves, what does it take to be so composed, so physically and mentally strong...

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Dopamine fast in the mountains
Posted by | January 11, 2020
Dopamine Fast In The Mountains

As humans we are wired to seek comfort. It’s in our DNA to crave high sugar foods, social recognition and security in all forms. These things are meant to make...

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Posted by | September 11, 2019
How Hard is Mont Blanc?

At first glance, you could be forgiven for assuming that Mont Blanc is easy. After all, it is one of the most climbed mountains in Europe, with around 30’000 people...

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is hiking good for your core
Posted by | August 31, 2019
Is hiking good for your core?

If you’re new to hiking and looking to improve your overall health and fitness, and you're wondering how core strength relates to hiking, then you might be interested in these...

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Posted by | August 23, 2019
How NOT to Lunge: Your Guide to Pain-Free Training

Do you feel like something is not quite right when you perform a lunge? Despite it being a basic exercise, and a staple of preparing for hiking and climbing, it's...

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Posted by | June 8, 2019
Top 10 foods to help you acclimatise and stay healthy at altitude

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - Hippocrates Without a doubt, one of the most significant barriers to successful treks and climbs at altitude is remaining...

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altitude sickness medication
Posted by | May 15, 2019
Diamox – Should You Take It?

Should you take altitude sickness medication like Diamox or Acetazolamide? In this video I cover the pros and cons, including the side effects of diamox, the recommended dosage and the...

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Posted by | April 28, 2019
Best Hiking Backpack – Lowe Alpine Air Zone Pro Review

In this video I tell you about my backpack for hiking that I have had for several years (since 2013), the Lowe Alpine Air Zone Pro. It's a great video...

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Posted by | April 21, 2019
Mardi Himal Trek Review

So what is the best short trek in Nepal? Now I’m talking less than 7 days in and out of Kathmandu if you are super pressed for time, Mardi Himal...

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