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A podcast dealing with Mountain Athletes: Training, Personal Stories, Interviews and How To episodes.

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A podcast dealing with Mountain Athletes: Training, Personal Stories, Interviews and How To episodes.

    Our 24-Week Mountaineering Training Plan used by Damon T to climb both Everest and Lhotse!

    Our 24-Week Mountaineering Training Plan used by Damon T to climb both Everest and Lhotse!

    In the episode, Scott Johnston talks with Damon Tedford who recently returned from successful climbs of both Mt Everest and Lhotse.  While Damon and Scott have been in sporadic communication over the past couple of years using our phone consultation service he has been completely self-coached, using first our book Training for the New Alpinism to create his own training plan for the first couple of training cycles.  For this final training build up prior to the Everest-Lhotse trip he bought and used our 24 week expeditionary mountaineering plan and slightly modified it because we consider those plans to be the bare minimum needed to succeed.   

    Show Notes:
    Mountaineers on Mount Everest: Effects of age, sex, experience, and crowding on rates of success and death.
     https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0236919
      Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Update for Prevention and Treatment of Acute Altitude Illness: 2019 Update
    https://www.wemjournal.org/article/S1080-6032(19)30090-0/fulltext

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Paradigm Shifts In Tactical Training With Vince Paikowski

    Paradigm Shifts In Tactical Training With Vince Paikowski

    In this episode, Scott Johnston is once again joined by US Army Captain Vince Paikowski, winner (with Alastair Keys) of the 2021 Best Ranger competition.  Last year these two military athletes trained using the tried and test Uphill Athlete methods.  This year Vince either personally coached or supplied these same training methods to a number of different teams preparing for the 2022 Best Ranger comp.  When the dust settled this year,  teams using these Uphill Athlete based training approach placed 1,2,3,4,6 and 7th.  Vince ad Scott discuss the  methods  which some tactical athletes in the armed forces are using to bring their fitness and preparation to a new level.

    • 1 hr
    Interview With Ultra Running Phenom, Clare Gallagher.

    Interview With Ultra Running Phenom, Clare Gallagher.

    Nikki LaRochelle is joined by fellow Uphill Athlete coach Mike Foote in interviewing  ultra running phenom, Clare Gallagher, a major contender in the ultra running scene.

    • 58 min
    Dealing with unplanned circumstances in the mountains with Kylee Toth

    Dealing with unplanned circumstances in the mountains with Kylee Toth

    In the mountains, so many things are beyond our control; weather, snow conditions, avalanche hazard, rock quality, injury and illness to mention some of the more common.  How one deals with them is what can make the difference between a little adventure and tragedy.  Scott Johnston is joined by Kylee Toth dive into how experience and fitness allowed she and two companions to handle a recent unplanned bivouac during a scouting missing for their planned Bugaboo to Rogers Pass ski traverse.   A few weeks later, in better conditions the three of then set the fastest known time for this very demanding high alpine ski traverse.

    • 41 min
    Talking Athletic Training, Ski-mo Racing, and Motherhood With Nikki LaRochelle

    Talking Athletic Training, Ski-mo Racing, and Motherhood With Nikki LaRochelle

    In this episode, Scott Johnston talks with UA coach Nikki LaRochelle about her 1st place finish among co-ed teams and 4th place overall at the 2022  Grand Traverse ski mountaineering race in Colorado.  Nikki managed this impressive feat of endurance only 6 months (roughly) after the birth of second child. We discuss her training as well as balancing motherhood, working and training.

    • 31 min
    Muscular Endurance for Mountain Athletes

    Muscular Endurance for Mountain Athletes

    Scott Johnston discusses the evolution of the Uphill Athlete muscular endurance programming that has become a staple in the training of mountain athletes. Learn about the physiology, the intent, and the successful implementation of muscular endurance work in a variety of mountain pursuits. 

    • 47 min

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