The Uphill Athlete Podcast provides educational material for all mountain sports. Our goal is to inspire and encourage you to be the best mountain athlete you can be.
Chronicles of K2 with Jon Lawrie and Martin Zhor: Part 2
In the second episode of Chronicles of K2, Steve, Martin and Jon discuss Jon's specific training for the mountain and his background before coming to work with Uphill Athlete. The three breakdown Jon's progression from unstructured gym work to establishing an elite endurance base. They also work through an injury Jon sustained prior to his K2 training block and how he mentally dealt with the training progression from injury. Martin discusses his approach to acclimatization with Jon and how Jon managed to accomplish the climb without supplemental oxygen. This episode reveals the hard work and progression of a climber from beginner to elite athlete.
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Uphill Athlete Membership Launch
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Uphill Athlete Membership Program. In this episode, Alyssa, Steve and coach Alexa Hasman, reveal details about the program and what new members can expect. They break down the three tiers of the membership as well as the vision behind creating this new offering from Uphill. The three discuss training plan updates, the cost of the programs and best of all, what they are most excited about for the community. Check out the membership options on uphillathlete.com or visit our social channels to find out more.
Chronicles of K2 with Jon Lawrie and Martin Zhor: Part 1
In our second episode of Voices of the Mountains, Steve and coach Martin Zhor, speak with one of their athletes, Jon Lawrie, who recently summited K2 without supplemental oxygen. Jon chronicles his experience on the mountain, from the trek to base camp, to the jeep ride back to a warm bed. Steve and Jon relate over the odd experience of life above 8000 meters and a tragedy Jon witnessed on the mountain. The discussion shows a glimpse of the difficulty of this type of climb and the precarious nature of humanity on the ledges of a mountain known for death. This is the first of a two-part episode around Jon's experience training for and ultimately summiting K2 without supplemental oxygen.
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Voices of the Mountains: Tragedy on the Haute Route- A Conversation with Steve House
Voices of the Mountains, the latest series for the Uphill Athlete Podcast, is devoted to the unique stories of those who choose the mountains. Each episode explores what it means to be a human in complex and challenging environments.
In April 2018 Steve House and another mountain guide were the first to discover a massive tragedy that ultimately took the lives of seven skiers. Swiss National Television recently released a documentary on the incident, Todesfalle (Death trap) Haute Route, a film directed by Frank Senn. Steve recounts his experience of the catastrophe and digs into what it means to be a first responder, guide and most of all a human, when faced with the loss of human life. Alyssa and Steve grapple with the questions of luck, human error, preparedness and individual responsibility. They dissect the judgment often associated with accidents and attempt to reconcile how to learning from these tragedies and supporting a community often faced with devastating losses.
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Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBbtfX16UFE&t=125s
Training for Trail Running: Race Strategies and Preparation
In the final episode of our Training for Trail Running Series, Alyssa and return guest, coach Will Weidman, address race strategies and preparation for trail running success. The two discuss common mistakes in racing, developing a realistic time goal and race strategy, and how to focus on process vs outcome. They further break down organizing gear in drop bags and for your crew as well as setting time goals and expectations for your crew when coming in to aid stations. Will and Alyssa offer their advice on handling race day nerves and remembering that consistent training and hard work will lead to positive outcomes.
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Training for Trail Running: Caring for Your Body (Suggestions from a Physio)
In this episode of Training for Trail Running, Alyssa sits down with one of the Uphill Athlete Physical Therapists, Pete Dickinson. The two discuss common injuries Pete sees in trail runners and how to avoid the training errors that lead to injury. They also break down treatment options, recommendations for strength training and the importance of recovery for runners. They tackle tendon injuries and why they occur along with differences between road and trail running. Pete gives his recommendations for recovery techniques and how to stay happy and healthy on the trails. Tune in for a great episode with many suggestions from a top notch physio.
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Welcome to the Steve House era of mountain fitness. Uphill Athlete is on a mission to bring real objective based training to the masses and the relevant sports will never be the same. Alyssa is an amazing host and the podcast is a perfect addition to the steadily increasing content from UA. I am a mountaineer and still find amazing gems of knowledge in the trail running series. Most of us will likely never achieve Killian level fitness, but this is how to reach your personal potential. I am convinced that House, and the team he is building at Uphill Athlete, will be responsible for the bar being raised across mountain endurance sports. Thanks Steve, truly the great white hope of Alpinism (sorry)
I am just getting started in mountaineering objectives after doing actions sports most of my life. I really appreciate all the knowledge that UA shares. As I move to more endurance based sports I appreciate the analysis that gives me confidence to move forward with my program. Super excited to get up on higher mountains and deeper into the wilderness