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Posted by | July 30, 2021
Cold Soak Mushroom Risotto Recipe

I've been researching cold soak recipes for over a year, but with very little success outside of the basics of couscous and ramen bombs. Spain just doesn't have the variety...

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Posted by | February 23, 2021
5 Recovery tips for sore muscles after hiking

So, it's Monday morning, you've spent all weekend in the mountains, hiking, skiing, climbing. You wake up and you can barely move. You’re stuck in bed because your muscles are...

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Posted by | January 19, 2021
Don’t let knee pain stop you hiking

Are you experiencing knee pain, sciatica, ITBS or other knee issues? Karim began the GR11 a few weeks before I did. But I caught up to him after he spent...

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Posted by | December 16, 2020
Karims Lentil Curry Recipe

This is a recipe that I learned from a fellow thru hiker on the GR11 in Spain. For me it ticks all the boxes on what I look for in...

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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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