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My Regrets and Lessons on Beginner Mountaineering Gear

I share the things I love, my regrets, mistakes and lessons from the last few years of gear decisions. I take you through my major technical gear purchases from my beginner mountaineering gear such as crampon, boots, harness, helmet, ice axes and more.

Check out all my gear on my kit.com!


Scarpa Phantom Tech -
Grivel Mont Blanc Axe -
Grivel G14 Crampons -
Camp 'storm' Helmet -
Black Diamond ATC (blue one, more basic) -
Black Diamond ATC Guide (red one, more advanced) -
Black Diamond HMS Carabiner -
Wild Country Summit Harness isn't in production any longer, it has essentially been replaced by the Mission, check it out here:
Outdoor Research Gloves (don't bother, check out these instead) -

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*** HIKING FITNESS***
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// POPULAR VIDEOS
How to Prepare Your Gear (and body) for Everest Base Camp


How to Buy Gear that Lasts!


Learn the Basics of Altitude



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Mountain Strength:
Uphill Endurance:
Trek Starter:
Sample Week:
Everest Base Camp:
Kilimanjaro:


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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.

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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!

Links I mention in this video:

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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!


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*** MOUNTAIN FITNESS***
If you're looking to get in the best shape you can so you can get the most out of your time outdoors then check out my introductory hiking fitness program ELEMENTS

//ELEMENTS introductory PROGRAM ($10)

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// ???? TRAINING PROGRAMS ➭
Elements Program ($10):
Mountain Strength:
Uphill Endurance:
Trek Starter:
Sample Week:
Everest Base Camp:
Kilimanjaro:



// QUESTIONS?
Have a question you want to ask me as a coach? Get in touch!



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Ama Dablam - Beyond The Void - Full Mountaineering Documentary by HugoFilm

Ama Dablam – Beyond The Void is a documentary film about an expedition to climb the 6.856 meters high peak in the Himalayas. It’s an adventure film for general audiences. Main character is Simon Yates “the man with the knife” who became world famous when the film “Touching The Void” came out. Ama Dablam is a film about two ordinary guys who want to climb big mountains, and their adventure with one of the most famous mountaineer of our times.The expedition went through despite a serious accident on the planned route in 2006 when an Englishman, two Swedes and 3 Sherpas died in an avalanche in camp 3. This year one expedition almost suffered the same faith.

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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.

Check out 'BASE Jumping with Ian McIntosh' -

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Walk on water (Liquid Mountaineering)



Liquid Mountaineering is a new sport which is attempting to achieve what man has tried to do for centuries: walk on water. Or to be more precise: running on water. We are developing the sport from scratch. By accident we found out that with the right water repellent equipment you can run across bodies of water, just like a stone skimming the surface.

Liquid mountaineering is performed by professionals under professional supervision. Accordingly I must insist that attempting to do so is dangerous.

We like to thank the people at Hi-Tec for their support.

Am I just an armchair mountaineer?

These are the top 10 Mountaineering books that inspired me to get up off the couch and into the activity that I love most. There's so many other great books that I couldn't squeeze into this list, and I'd love to hear what your favourite mountaineering books are - so comment below!

1. The Climb - Anatoli Boukreev
2. Sheer Will - Michael Groom
3. Into Thin Air - Jon Krakaur
4. Summit 8000 - Andrew Lock
5. Annapurna - Maurice Herzog
6. Seven Years in Tibet - Heinrich Harrer
7. Touching the Void - Joe Simpson
8. Everest From Sea to Summit - Tim Macartney-Snape
9. View From the Summit - Edmund Hillary
10. White Limbo - Lincoln Hall


MOUNTAINEERING: The Freedom of the Hills:

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


How to Buy Gear that Lasts!


Learn the Basics of Altitude



//MY RESOURCES & EBOOKS ➭
????My Essential Gear Guide:
????️Basic Trekking Kit List:


// ???? WORKOUT PROGRAMS ➭
Everest Base Camp:
Kilimanjaro:
Uphill Endurance:
Trek Starter:
Sample Week:


// QUESTIONS?
Have a question you want to ask me as a coach? Get in touch!



// CREEP ON
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Facebook -
Twitter


// BLOG



#chasemountains #strongerforlonger #mountainmentor

Best Knots for Climbing—The 5 Knots Every Climber Should Know || REI

In this video, Miranda shows you how to tie five of the most commonly used climbing knots. She covers the Clove Hitch, the Double Fisherman’s Bend, the Figure 8 on a Bight, the Barrel Knot and the Prusik Hitch. Check out the video, then grab some rope and start tying knots!

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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.

Fitness Test for Mountaineers (2018)

MOUNTAIN FITNESS
If you're looking to get in the best shape you can so you can get the most out of your time outdoors then check out my introductory hiking fitness program ELEMENTS

//ELEMENTS introductory PROGRAM ($10)

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// ???? TRAINING PROGRAMS ➭
Elements Program ($10):
Mountain Strength:
Uphill Endurance:
Trek Starter:
Sample Week:
Everest Base Camp:
Kilimanjaro:

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 ????????

Email me at chase@basecampfit.com if you have any questions

Chase

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.
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‪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

Wrangelled - A Ski-Mountaineering Flick

The Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska is 13.2 million acres full of spectacular mountains and glaciers. In April of 2013, 4 friends ventured into a remote section of the park to live on a glacier for 2 weeks, setting up base camp in the center of untouched terrain.



Presented by Arcteryx.com and Dynastar.com
Producer/Director/Narrator: Will Lascelles
Cinematography: Jase Hancox, Will Lascelles
Unit Photographer: Jason Thompson
Athletes: Forrest Coots, Jason Thompson

Special thanks to UltimaThuleLodge.com for all their support.

Music:
An Introduction - Wesley Jensen
Dark Horse - Wesley Jensen
We All Know The Way - The Builders And The Butchers
Intervals of Form - The Crash That Took Me
Building Houses - Wesley Jensen

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

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

Check out our Alpine climbing gear selection:

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
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Clove Hitch & Munter Hitch - How To - Ski Mountaineering Tips - G3 University

IFMGA guide Julia Niles demonstrates how to tie clove hitches and munter hitches. Both hitches are invaluable tools for roped ski mountaineering scenarios.

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.

Guide:
Videography: Grant Baldwin Videography
Edit: Jamie Bond / Doglotion Media Inc.

Training for Mountaineering? Strength First! - MBTV Ep. 2

This is my second week in training to climb Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe at 4810m above sea level. I am documenting all my training weekly on YouTube and Daily on instagram - follow along and share with your climbing buds.

Check out that story on instagram:

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Check out the link below to my 7 day Sample Program
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If you're planning on doing a trek, going skiing, doing some hiking or mountaineering , I recommend you do some training beforehand! It's often a lot more challenging than people expect. And after all, its a holiday! So the fitter you are the more you'll enjoy it!

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Hi guys my name is Chase Tucker and I'm a online personal trainer, trek leader and creator of Base Camp Training and my YouTube Channel Trekking FAQs.

I created this channel to share what I've learnt over a short lifetime of loving the wilderness and what it has to offer. I'm passionate about preparing people, fitness wise, to have a great time in the mountains and to show them that it's worth preserving for the future.


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A Mountaineer Who Dares Greatly: Dave Hahn

Into the Arena - Dave Hahn is a mountaineer with a serious resume. One of his many accomplishment; more summits of Mount Everest than any non-Sherpa climber with 15. Teddy Roosevelt said, It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.” - Rainier Films -

FIRST ASCENT: Ed Viesturs The Art Of Mountaineering

From a boy who grew up on the flatlands of Illinois, Ed has established himself as America's premier high-altitude mountaineer. He's the first American and the fifth person to summit all 14 of the world's 8000-meter peaks, all without the use of supplemental oxygen. He moved to Seattle in 1977 to study at the University of Washington and then at Washington State University, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He began guiding on Rainier with RMI in 1982 and has participated in 30 Himalayan expeditions since 1987. Here, Ed talks about the Art Of Mountaineering and why going up is optional, but coming down is mandatory.

MSR Remote™ Mountaineering Tents

A strong, four-season shelter for two or three mountaineers, Remote winter tents offer the protection you need with the livability that keeps you levelheaded for days or weeks in the harsh alpine. Built to withstand fierce winds and heavy snow loads, the double-wall tent features a sturdy central-support frame and durable Easton® Syclone™ poles. Reinforced guy-out points provide reliable tension, and snow flaps seal out spindrift. With its spacious interior and gear-harboring vestibule, the Remote 2 tent becomes a secure haven when you’re hunkered down on the side of a mountain.

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