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What is FitClimb?

FitClimb is focused on helping climbers, backpackers, and mountaineers reach their goals and get back safely.  We do this with some key principles:

  • Peak Fitness (Train with Friends).
  • Wilderness Skills, Tools, and Apps.
  • Share and Connect with other climbers & hikers.

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New Chamonix Mont Blanc Guides

Posted by Schmidt Pierre on October 13, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Our Favorite Climbing and Backpacking Meals

Posted by Ali Alami on September 26, 2016 at 6:52am

Cairn Safety App

Posted by FitClimb on December 3, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

52 Hike Challenge

Posted by Ali Alami on September 13, 2015 at 10:40am


Backpacking and climbing recipes 32 Replies

What are your favorite backpacking, climbing, and hiking recipes and why? Looking for meals that are quick and easy to prepare, are high energy, easy to pack and light, and are very tasty and nutritious.

Tags: healthy, mealplans, backpacking, hiking, recipes

Started by Ali Alami in Food and Nutrition. Last reply by Ali Alami Dec 24, 2013.

What are your favorite climbs or hikes in the world? 18 Replies

I'd like to gather a list of what people consider the best places to hike, climb, backpack, and trek worldwide. Some that come to mind for me are the Grand Canyon in Arizona, North Cascade portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, The Lycian way in…Continue

Tags: climb, canyon, grand, trek, north

Started by Ali Alami in Favorite climbs/hikes. Last reply by Kilimanjaro Expeditions Apr 12, 2014.

8 month mountaineering plan question 5 Replies

In the 8 month training plan, some of the headings tell me to focus on interval training. There's no specific directions for this. When it tells me to do 80 minutes of cardio at 85% MHR, am I supposed to interval train with this number for a…Continue

Started by Clay in Mountain fitness. Last reply by Ali Alami May 18.

Home Climbing walls 5 Replies

Does anyone have a climbing wall/gym in their home?  If so please share some pics and hints on construction.Continue

Started by Ali Alami in Mountain fitness. Last reply by Beau Miner Mar 10.


Free Training plans:
Hiking and Backpacking
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Mt. Rainier 12 week plan:

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8 Month Mountaineering Training & Fitness Plan

Meal Plans:
Backpacking and Climbing Meal Plans


Finding Shelter in an Emergency

Beyond clothing shelter is anything that protects a person from environmental hazards such as rain, wind, lightning, snow, cold, insects, and more.   Shelter helps you maintain a 98.6 body temperature, stay dry, and warm.   When most people think of shelter in the wilderness they imagine a tent, spend enough time outdoors and you’ll find that in most situations you aren’t carrying or have easy access to a tent.  Think about the last time you hiked, were on the summit of a mountain, skied, or…

How to Tell How Far Things Are in The Wilderness

Not only is this a good skill to woo friends with but its useful in navigation and outdoors.  Take a look at the following picture, can you tell how far different land features are?    Here’s a general rule that works in areas with trees, you can use trees as a reference point for pin pointing the distance of other objects.



How a Pregnant Climber Summited Mt. Rainier

Mountaineering while pregnant isn’t most people’s idea of fun, my circle of friends is different.  Several pregnant friends have recently asked me if it’s ok to hike at altitude or climb while pregnant, my wife Sirima and I get asked this because friends have heard about our mountaineering experience climbing Mt. Rainer when she was 12 weeks pregnant.  My first comment is I’m a guy, climber, and survival expert, but that doesn't make me an expert on pregnancies at altitude…

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