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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.

FitClimb & Fitness Plans are 100% Free, Join now!

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Big 4 ice cave ice chunk breaking

Here's a photo my good friend Steve Baren took of a chunk of ice breaking off one of the big four ice caves. About 5 minutes before a parent was letting thier kid play under it till we yelled at them to get out. This started with a very loud pop and…
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Ice Pillar Snaps with Climber on It, Here's How He Survived | Sub-Zero, Ep. 3

http://www.epictv.com/ Sub-Zero explores the souls of four top Canadian ice climbers and this time we meet John Freeman, a mountain guide and rope access sup...
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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.

What is more important? Time or Elevation Gain? 5 Replies

In the 12 week mountaineering training schedule, I see a 5 hour hike with 2000 ft elevation gain is recommended. It is easy for me to hit 2000' within 2 hours - should I slow down and try to hit the 5 hour mark? What should take precedence in…Continue

Started by Trin Yuthasastrakosol in Mountain fitness. Last reply by Peter Tirelli Oct 12, 2011.

Where to get elevation gain on the East Coast/South East? 4 Replies

We've gotten several questions on good summit climbs/trails for elevation training, mostly members from members who live in the eastern and south eastern US.  If you know a good hike with 3-4000 feet or more of elevation gain in the South, South…Continue

Tags: training, hiking

Started by Ali Alami in Mountain fitness. Last reply by Ali Alami Mar 27.

 
 
 

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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.

 

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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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