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If you have a climbing, hiking, survival, or any outdoor question don't hesitate to send me a message or start a discussion board. Also I'd love to get your climbing pictures, videos, or any blog articles you wish to share. This includes recommendations for tools, services, and features that would improve Fitclimb.

Climb High, Climb Safe,
Ali

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Melakwa Lake Strop Extraction

On the evening of 6/30/14 we received an assistance request from the King County Sheriff for a hiker who had become cliffed out above Melakwa Lake near Snoqualmie Pass. The hiker was notified that ground teams from Seattle Mountain Rescue and King…
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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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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…

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Posted on May 15, 2014 at 5:30pm

7 Mistakes To Avoid on Trail Runs

Trail running is fun alternative to hiking for those with limited time.  It is also one of the best ways to train for mountaineering, as the uneven ground on a typical trail will work muscles similar to those used in climbing and hiking.  The key is to prevent injury, stay safe, and get home.  Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when trail running:

1.  Not leaving your plans with a reliable person.  You should tell someone where you’re running, including the trail, distance,…

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Posted on February 15, 2014 at 2:30pm

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…

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Posted on January 11, 2014 at 7:00am

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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Posted on January 7, 2014 at 9:06am

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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Posted on December 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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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,

Mars


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

 

Here is a link to my climb:  http://whatsupusana.com/2011/06/reaching-new-heights-climbing-mt-rainier-to-support-chf/

 

At 10:12am on October 13, 2010, Chris Rhoads said…
Thanks Ali!
Looks like a fun and informative site. Looking forward to participating.

Cheers
Chris
 
 
 

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