Train To Climb Mt Rainier – DVD




DVD Version

This informative video provides a comprehensive six-month training program for the novice-to-intermediate level alpine climber who wants to climb Mt. Rainier and other high-altitude peaks.

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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.

If you have been searching for a coach who climbs or for an exercise program specific to glacier travel, you’ll find plenty of excellent training ideas on this video. Mountaineer coaches and instructors Doug Schurman and Courtenay Schurman demonstrate the exercises. Also, includes Internet link to printable training programs and exercise glossary.

Produced by Body Results, 2003, 66 minutes

2 reviews for Train To Climb Mt Rainier – DVD

  1. P. Neumann

    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 around the house. This comprehensive, straightforward plan includes specific recommendations for exercises/number of reps/etc. each week of the program. I will recommend this video to all of my friends who want to get in shape (as I am doing) for Mt. Rainier or any other high peak. Thank you Courtenay and Doug for this great video.

  2. Lisa

    I used Train to Climb Mt. Rainier to get me ready for an Aug. 2002 climb of Mt. Ranier with Shape Magazine. It was a great tool and provided me with all of the information that I needed to climb. It gave me detailed information about all aspects of building physical endurance, including stretching, aerobics, strength training (weight lifting), and anaerobic training. The program includes specific instructions on how to begin training in month one and how to continue developing strength and stamina each month until you are ready to taper your workouts before your climb. The program provided a variety of exercise choices which helped to keep my motivation from waning. Another great aspect of the program is that it provides you with a way to train at home. This is awesome when you live thirty miles from the nearest gym. I felt like I had two personal trainers which is amazing when you consider I live in a rural town of four hundred people.
    I would recommend this program to anyone preparing for a big climb. On my climbing day, I felt great. All of the hard work and training was worth the effort as I sat on the top of Mt. Rainier and looked out over the horizon. There’s nothing like the magical feeling of being on top of the world! I truly believe that Courtney and Doug’s advice helped me reach the peak!

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