Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of US national champions and World Cup Nordic skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances.
Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, live in the city or the country, are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals grows exponentially as you work with this audiobook. Chapters cover endurance and strength-training theory and methodology, application, and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths.
Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will Gadd.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 17 minutes|
|Author||Steve House, Scott Johnston, Mark Twight - foreword|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||09 April 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 32,329 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
9 in Sports Writing
27 in Climbing & Mountaineering (Audible Books & Originals)
28 in Essays & Sports Journalism
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I have used their programs for over two years now as an (older) newcomer to alpinism. They have helped me enormously in building my confidence and capability.
What I appreciate most though is the deeply human and holistic approach Steve and Scott employ... factoring the whole human being through insightful and compelling case studies as well as excellent advice.
Top reviews from other countries
1. There are beautiful, full page pictures throughout the book which make the book much more interesting, and also adds some inspiration. Helps you remember why you are reading the book in the first place.
2. There is plenty of description - It's not just a manual more of an argument for an entirely new way of viewing training for mountaineering. It's not light on description at all - and has been contributed to by some expert mountaineers.
3. The actual training bits are very easy to find and to follow - has helped me to structure my approach a lot.
I think my only (very) slight irritations are as follow:
1. As a scientist myself, I think certain effects are presented as a fact, where the reality is that they have shown some correlation in very small sample studies.
2. Perhaps sometimes there is a little too much opinion. But that's just my opinion!
Nothing in there to knock a star off - sure to be an invaluable resource to beginners and more experienced climbers looking to re-calibrate their approach.
The book is designed for the mountaineer, but the principles that you learn from it can be applied to any sport or activity. I cannot praise this book enough as a source of information.
If you are serious mountaineering - and are in two minds about whether to buy this then you might as well be in two minds about mountaineering - this is an invaluable resource that has helped me over the years.