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What's the windiest climb you've been in?
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"In the wilderness your step will vary depending on terrain and your hight.  It's ok to switch it up, the important thing is to get outside and challenge yourself on a consistent basis."
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24-05-2015 Strahlhorn secours en crevasse.

Chute et secours en crevasse le 24/05/2015 en descendant du Strahlhorn. Merci au guide suisse Yvan Duc et deux de ses stagiaires Armand et Oriel pour leur ai...
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Founder of Fitclimb, Former US Air Force Survival Instructor, enjoy Alpine climbing and hiking. Will get out for an occasional rock or ice climb.

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52 Hike Challenge

FitClimb was recently introduced to the 52 Hike Challenge, we think it’s a great program for inspiration and fitness for mountaineering.


The 52 Hike Challenge founded by Phillip and Karla as to inspire and encourage individuals to step outside their comfort zone in order to achieve the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits…


Posted on September 13, 2015 at 10:40am

The 12Peak Challenge

This is a cool project FitClimb recommends others check out and contribute to:

12 mountains. 30 days. This summer a team of six college students will be climbing 12 Cascade volcanoes and making a full length documentary on both their journey and the effects of climate change on these mountains and their shrinking glaciers. While challenging themselves physically and mentally for this journey, the team also hopes to spread awareness of climate change and…


Posted on April 6, 2015 at 11:00am

Barre Based Workout for Climbers with Physique 57

The family and I were recently on vacation in Bangkok, which is pretty flat, congested, and not conducive to outdoors workouts that a climber or mountaineer needs.  We were looking for a great workout that would keep us in climbing shape when we found out about a demo class through friends at Physique57 Bangkok, which is opening in January of 2015. …


Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:30pm

When is the best month to climb Mt. Rainier?

This along with what is the safest month to climb Mt. Rainier is a popular questions from our members.   Late spring and summer are when conditions are best, starting in May and ending in September.  Realize conditions on the mountain change weekly and may be different from year to year but generally you can expect the following in each month:



Much of the mountain is still in deep snow, even at the parking lot.  Most of the crevasses are covered…


Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:30pm

The 6 Most Common Ways To Die In The Mountains

With the start of the climbing season we're already hearing about fatalities in the mountains.  On April 13th, 2014 there was an avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 13 Sherpas.  

This week we've had two separate fatalities in the Pacific Northwest first a climber on…


Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:30pm

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At 11:39am on October 13, 2014, Miriam said…
Hi Ali, thanks for the advice. I hope to be able to keep up with the rest of the group I'm going with! I'll take on board your suggestions. Thanks again.
At 12:49am on May 27, 2014, juanita hackart said…
Thank u for your response!! I am considering it seriously and dont know how possible it will be to get fit in 2 months!!! But.....I'm certainly going to give it my best!!!
At 9:03pm on February 15, 2012, Mars Chen said…

Hi Ali,

Thank you very much for allowing me to joint fitclimb, it is my honor to joint fitclimb.

It is great to hear that you have been to Taiwan and enjoy  Taroko national park, have you visited Zhuilu Old Road in Taroko national park? Have you visited Yushan national park?  You are welcome to visit Taiwan any times and if you need my supports, please feel free to let me know.

Best regards,


At 12:52am on February 10, 2012, Hasan Arif Rahman said…

Thank you so very much for your nice and inspiring comment. To be honest I am just starting my climbing life, I will start my basic  mountaineering training in coming September. However mountains are my passion. I love the Himalayas. I would like to be touch with you. I hope it will help me in many ways. Thanks once again. Hasan from Bangladesh.

At 12:19am on June 28, 2011, Mark Rickert said…

Hi Ali,


Thanks for the nice welcome!  That is not a picture of Shasta, a mere 2, 100 hill in Fremont, CA.  Mission Peak.  It was a training hike.  I appreciate the offer to post my "Climb For Hope 2011" to benefit 100% the Children's Hunger Fund.  This will help starving and impoverished children from around the world.  I have a goal of $5,000 and every little bit helps.  I will be climbing Mt. Rainer in August 2011.  Thanks again and I look forward to getting to know the FitClimb community better in the coming months/years.  Best regards.  Mark Rickert


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