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In this 66 minute video you will learn details about the following training components: Aerobic training - Including alpine, outside, and indoor options along with suggested targets to try to reach by month 5.
Flexibility - Including stretches that are most applicable to the mountaineer and how to do them outside.
Strength training - Demonstration of exercises selected to help you with particular aspects of alpine climbing, showing traditional weights and home training options such as jugs of water and weighted packs.
Anaerobic training - Recommendations and guidelines for ways to raise the anaerobic threshold.
Climbing specific training - Specific training tips to emulate the physical requirements of the climb for optimal preparation.
The video concludes with a periodized training program specifying how to incorporate the components listed above over a 6-month period. Whether you have access to mountains or not, this video will provide you with all the physical conditioning information you need in order to optimally prepare for your climb.
I learned a lot from this DVD - it is a good beginner's guide to the sport. While I already had aerobic fitness from running, I wanted to know how to tailor my training for... Read morePublished 18 months ago by panda
This no frills video has fantastic information for training to climb high peaks. What I especially appreciate are the clips showing exercises that can be done with items found... Read morePublished on June 26, 2010 by P. Neumann
I purchased the DVD, Train to Climb Mt Rainier, for my 19 year son for a Christmas gift in 2009. Upon viewing it, he and his brothers (all older than he) were laughing so hard at... Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by Judy M. Daigle
There aren't too many training videos available on mountaineering. Actually this is the only one I know. Even books are rare. Read morePublished on December 15, 2007 by Marko Malinen
We love to provide our guests with movies and books on Mt. Rainier. We picked up three of these to put one at each of our Mt. Rainier cabins at Three Bears Lodge.Published on April 12, 2007 by Kevin M. Harwood
This is a great DVD for anyone who wants to do climbing-specific training in anticipation of doing a major mountain climb - or any climb! Read morePublished on October 16, 2006 by Judy
I am planning on climbing Rainier next summer and I was intrigued by this DVD. Luckily I did not buy this. Read morePublished on September 1, 2006 by scotch hound
I used Train to Climb Mt. Rainier to get me ready for an Aug. 2002 climb of Mt. Ranier with Shape Magazine. Read morePublished on March 26, 2004 by Seattle Doug