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Hanging out with Mountaineering Legend Conrad Anker

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An avalanche in the Himalayas killed rock climber Conrad Anker's best friend, Alex Lowe. The same avalanche also changed Anker's life forever. Watch as he reflects on accepting death every day, the sacrifices he makes to pursue climbing, and pushing both his physical and mental limits.

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Learning The Hard Way: Old School Mountaineering | Climbing Daily Ep.1338

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Climbing used to be different. Today we interview two old school legends of the climbing world, Adrian and Alan Burgess. In a time before helicopter rescue and modern ice gear pushing the limits of mountaineering meant putting your life on the line....

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Learning The Hard Way: Old School Mountaineering | Climbing Daily Ep.1338

How To Layer For Mountaineering Trips

A good layering system is an essential part of your mountaineering gear. Gino from Next Adventure covers all the bases discussing base layers, mid layers, outer shells, and more.

Cerro Torre - Mountaineering in Patagonia

Making-of the movie Ritmo Latino :
The story of two alpinists, Bruno Sourzac and Ramiro Calvo, bewitched by the same mountain: Cerro Torre. In the heart of Patagonia, this granite monolith rejects many suitors, even the most gifted ones.
Ramiro has produced a funny and touching film of the Franco-Argentinean team making the ascent. While not a tango, the music driving the climbers is a key element in the story. Ramiro talks about how and why he made the film, underlining values dear to Argentineans: friendship, laughter and passion...

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A History In Mountaineering - Grivel | Climbing Daily Ep.1347

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Grivel has had a rich history in the climbing world, pioneering equipment and manufacturing techniques that we still see the benefit of today, 200 years since they were founded. We went for a tour round their museum in Courmayeur in Italy to discover more.

A History In Mountaineering - Grivel | Climbing Daily Ep.1347

Ueli Steck | Mountaineering Legend | Trans World Sport

Trans World Sport profile on the incredible Swiss Mountaineer Ueli Steck.

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3 Things To Consider When Buying A Mountaineering Boot | Climbing Daily Ep.1180

In this Friday's Gear Show we asked our gear expert Dave Searle to give us the lowdown about mountain boots. He takes us through the different options available, the pros and cons and the three things to look out for when buying a boot.

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3 Things To Consider When Buying A Mountaineering Boot | Climbing Daily Ep.1180

Fitness Test for Mountaineers (2018)

I use this test to measure the success of my online training clients who are training for mountain climbing. We conduct the MAC test under the same circumstances every 4 weeks. To enquire about training with me click here

This is my version of the test designed by Steve House and Scott Johnson, hence the name Modified Alpine Combine, or MAC.

Email me at if you want to make faster progress and crush it in the mountains.

For this test you will need the following:

A bench or step 1 foot in height
A comfortable backpack with 20% of your own bodyweight within, (or you can make it say 10,15 or 20 lbs to start off with, how much isn't important at the beginning, we just need to know exactly how much so we can retest under the same circumstance.

Necessary equipment:
✅A bench or step to perform bodyweight dips
✅A bar to perform pull ups on
✅A box around 20 inches high to perform box jumps

Optional equipment:
✅An exercise mat for situps & pushups
✅A crowd clicker

Combine all the reps from the six exercises to get your MAC number For example.

52 Dips 2 mins rest after each exercise
32 Situps 2 mins rest after each exercise
50 Pushups 2 mins rest after each exercise
42 Box jumps 2 mins rest after each exercise
28 Pull ups . 2 mins rest after each exercise
245 step ups

Total = a MAC test score of 449

Ensure that you choose a variation of the exercise that you will stick to over the next few months. Plan to progress, and pick a variation that is challenging, meaning when you improve you have consistent measurements and can see improvements. ie if you can only do 2 pull ups in a minute that's fine you gotta start somewhere

I'll see you on the summit 👊🏼

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In this video Chase Tucker from Base Camp Training and Trekking FAQs gives a demonstration of his modification of the Training for Alpinism Alpine Combine test. This is an excellent way to test your progress and see if your training is working.

Crevasse Self Rescue With Prussiks - Ski Mountaineering Tips - G3 University

IFMGA guide Julia Niles demonstrates how to self rescue from a crevasse using prussiks.

NOTE: The videos in this series do not replace proper mountain safety training. These videos are meant only as a refresher for experienced backcountry mountain travelers or as a teaser to get skiers and riders excited to take a course and learn more.

STEP OUTSIDE. Ask Questions. Try Something New. Exceed Expectations.

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REI Presents: Follow Through

People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter. “Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good” says Gleich. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being. “Follow Through” is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore?

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Seminar: Making the Transition to Mountaineering

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You are invited to a free evening seminar on essential skills and know-how to make the transition from peakbagging and backpacking to mountaineering. Join us for a multi-media presentation with photos and commentary, gear, Q & A, and a hands-on workshop. Open to all! Please sign up here on Meetup. More info about SMC and membership here:

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The Best Training For Mountaineering - Stairs and Hills [E1]

E1 Stairs and Hills.Check out these links for more information. You need to calculate or measure your own max heart BPM (beats per minute).
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Ueli Steck training:
Kilian Jornet:
Zone 2 training:
Heart rate zone:
The Best Training For Mountaineering is a series of videos that I hope will inspire you to take your mountaineering to the next height. Best is subjective but this is what I have learnt from many people over the last 8 years as a mountaineer.
❅ Wim Hof Method -
❅ The Swedish Ice Man YT Channel -
❅ The Art of Ice Book Release 2017
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FIRST ASCENT: Dave Hahn - How To Become a Mountaineer

Dave Hahn's 12 summits (so far) of Everest are the most of any non-Sherpa in history. A guide with Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. since 1986, he has twice received prestigious awards for rescue work. In 2009. he was named Best Mountain Guide by Men's Journal. Dave knows what it takes to become a great mountaineer and what you need to take on mountains like Everest.

‪Melissa Arnot: What it Takes to be a Mountaineer‬

Whittaker Mountaineering and First Ascent Guide Melissa Arnot talks about life in the mountains, her upcoming Everest trip, and women in mountaineering.‬ Learn more about Melissa at

9 Tips for Mountaineers Heading to Mont Blanc

In this video, I share 9 tips for mountain climbing that will definately increase your enjoyment and hopefully your success in the mountains. I had Mont Blanc in mind when I made this video, but these beginner tips for mountaineers will apply to almost any mountain!

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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
If you’re new to mountaineering you need this book! It's the mountaineering bible, basically everything you need to learn!


How to Prepare Your Gear (and body) for Everest Base Camp

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Why are ice climbing axes and mountaineering axes different (2019)? | Ice Climbing Vlog Ep. 6

Choosing the right ice climbing axe or mountaineering axe for you can be really hard!

In this alpine climbing vlog episode I will touch the differences between the two major types of ice axes - the mountaineering axe and the technical ice climbing axe. And besides that, Petzl has released the Petzl Quark 2018 version, which now contains some pretty cool features making it a contender for the best allround ice axe - at least in my opinion

The Petzl Quark 2018 is now a standard item in my alpine climbing kit.

There are several key differences between a mountaineering axe and an ice climbing axe such as length of the shaft, the aggressiveness or curve of the shaft, the handle of the ice axe, and the teeth on the pick. Besides that the mountaineering ice axe comes in different sizes that should suit you, which the ice climbing axe does not - watch this alpine climbing vlog episode and find out how to choose the best size.

In the vlog you can see the:

- Grivel Tech Machine technical ice climbing axe
- Petzl Summit Evo mountaineering axe
- and the Petzl Quark 2018 allround mountaineering and ice climbing axe

Other brands have made ice axes like the Petzl Quark such as Grivel North Machine, Black Diamond Viper or the Edelrid Riot. However the Petzl Quark 2018 adds some nifty features such as adjustable finger rests and a foldable handrest.

Before you watch the alpine climbing vlog episode on the differences between the ice climbing axe and the mountaineering ice axe, here is a short disclamer; I am not associated with any or the brands mentioned, nor have I received any product from neither Petzl or Grivel. What I tell in the vlog is solely based on my own experiences and personal views! Yup, now go ahead watching i vlog!

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Seminar: Making the Transition to Mountaineering

You are invited to a free evening seminar on essential skills and know-how to make the transition from backpacking and scrambling to mountain climbing. Join us for a presentation with photos and commentary, gear, and Q & A. Open to all! Please sign up here on Meetup. More info about SMC and membership here:

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2016 Mountaineering Harnesses - First Look



A sneak peek overview at the 4 latest ultralight mountaineering harnesses coming in 2016. Including the Petzl Altitude and Tour, the CAMP Alp Mountain, and the revamped 2016 Black Diamond Couloir. See pictures and details:

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Alpine & Mountaineering: 16. Gear Considerations | Climbing Tech Tips

Subscribe to our channel for the latest training videos, climbing tutorials and more! In this video we look at gear for mountaineering and alpine climbing. Alpinism has become synonymous with concepts like “fast and light,” minimalism, and “speed is safety,” and conjures up images of small teams moving quickly in the mountains. With this in mind, the guiding philosophies for our gear considerations video will be lightweight, self-sufficient systems, and items that have multiple uses.

Alpine climbs range from backcountry rock climbs in a mountain environment, to full-value winter expeditions that involve huge glaciers, multiple camps, and steep technical snow, rock, and ice.

Due to the huge variety in types of trips, your “alpine kit” will really depend on six main factors:

1. Time of year
2. Length of the trip
3. Technical nature or goals of the trip
4. Terrain (Snow, Rock, Ice)
5. Mode of travel on the approach (Hike, Ski, Snowshoe)
6. Most current weather forecast

Alpine Pack: The ideal alpine backpack depends on the length of trip. For the majority of alpine missions, most parties spend 1 to 3 nights, so our pack considerations will reflect this trip length.

– An alpine pack should allow you to carry all your overnight equipment, and shrink down for you to carry on climbing days that involve technical movement. It is rare to carry a separate summit pack, just to wear on the climb.

– Alpine packs range between 35L bags (for summer time single night missions) to 65L bags (which can hold food and supplies for a multi-day OR winter climb).

– There are many alpine-specific packs on the market. You want to look for a light pack with minimal bells and whistles that has as low a pack-weight as possible.

– Standard features include pack systems that allow ice tools/axes to be securely stowed on the outside of the pack, as well as a small zippered pocket that is accessible from the outside to access essentials.

– Look for compression straps and removable top lids that allow a streamlined version of the pack to be used while climbing. One nice component is the removable back pad that can be used as part of your sleeping system. And if you climb at altitude or in the winter, consider buckles and zippers that are easy to use with gloves.

– The pack should be constructed of materials that are both lightweight and durable enough to handle technical climbing, and still carry the weight comfortably.

Lightweight Trekking Poles: These can be worth their weight for approaches involving trails or snow, however they are not very useful in talus fields or places where you need your hands for travel.

– We love ultralight fiberglass trekking poles that collapse to a fraction of the extended length, so we can attach them to our pack while climbing without sticking out. Snow baskets are much better for travel in winter snow.

Alpine Rack: This should include..

Small assortment of nuts/stoppers
Single set of camming devices (Note: In the wintertime you may rely less on cams as they are heavier, and don’t provide protection in icy cracks)
You may also include the items below, which are unique items that would be considered based on the route you will climb, and are featured in our other CTT videos.
Ice screws
Pickets (For snow protection)
Important Note for Snow Anchors:

In some videos, we show a guide placing a snow picket. In those instances, he might have placed it vertically on the steep snow. This is now considered INCORRECT and potentially dangerous. It should be 10 degrees back from PERPENDICULAR with the snow surface. Additionally, the top-clipped picket is rapidly falling out of favor, with the Yates MidClip picket as the better replacement. The Yates MidClip has a cable, and has revolutionized snow anchors.

Clothing Layers: We will cover these in depth in the our Alpine videos on “Clothing Considerations” and “How to Stay Warm and Dry” will also vary by season.

– Headwear, always bring a warm hat or buff that fits under your helmet and gloves.

– Upper body, include a base layer, a puffy insulating layer, and a lightweight rain/wind shell.

– Lower body layers include a long underwear base layer, and a pair of soft shell pants. Unless there is rain in the forecast, you can leave behind the rain pants. Gaiters are also usually left at home unless post holing in deep powder snow, and most alpine climbing soft-shell pants can be rigged to cinch around the bottoms of your boots to avoid needing gaiters.

Alpine Boots: These depend on the season as well as the terrain, but have a nice pair of boots that climb rock well and work with crampons. For summer time alpinism there are excellent approach shoes on the market that can do the job as a lighter alpine boot.


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