Author: Uphill Athlete

The core training that ski mountaineers do should be as functional as possible. Your core is basic to many of your sport-specific movements, such as poling, uphilling, and turning. For example, the more force you can exert on your poles when double-poling across a flat section of a downhill, the faster you will go. Strength correlates nearly perfectly with speed in this example. Why Train Core Strength for Ski Mountaineering? Core is important in other ways as well, especially in turning the skis, in bringing the trailing ski forward when skinning, or bringing either ski around to execute a kick…

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In this episode, Scott Johnston is joined by fellow Uphill Athlete coach Maya Seckinger as they discuss training for juniors: how junior training differs from that of adults; tailoring training to the needs of kids; age-appropriate training for specific levels of development; and their personal experiences of training as juniors themselves. Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison Naney Training Junior Athletes Training During Lock Down with Mark Sears Through Trauma and Grief with Barry Blanchard The…

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At 75 years old, Art recently summited Mt. Everest, making him the third-oldest person to have attained this feat. In this episode, Scott, Art, and his coach Seth Keena recap Art’s experiences on the expedition, and the training process leading up to his summit bid, going back 2 plus years.  Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison Naney Training Junior Athletes Training During Lock Down with Mark Sears Through Trauma and Grief with Barry Blanchard The Unexpected…

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In this episode Steve House is joined by Hillary Allen. Hillary endured a tragic accident while competing in Sky Running (an ultra distance technical ridge running race). She and Steve recap her experiences of this accident, the grief and unexpected loss of sense of self that  arose, and Hillary’s path to recovery. Hillary documents this process in her book: Out and Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds. Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison…

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Scott Johnston is once again joined by Phil Maffetone as they discuss over training — particularly the common misconceptions, and social factors that perpetuate this unfortunate phenomenon. Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison Naney Training Junior Athletes Training During Lock Down with Mark Sears Through Trauma and Grief with Barry Blanchard The Unexpected Evolution of Uphill Athlete The Aging Athlete Talking with Physical Therapist, Pete Dickinson Talking Ultra Running and Ski-Mo with Mike Foote Talking Tactical…

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In this episode, Steve House is joined by his longtime friend and climbing parter Barry Blanchard. As they exchange stories about coping with the aftermath of tragedies amongst the peaks they reflect on the ways specific events have shaped their experiences moving forward, and how they, and others they know, have worked through these events as individuals. For more information on Mountain MuskOx, please visit https://www.mountainmuskox.com/ Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : “Sharing the valleys and the storms together is as important if not of greater importance then sharing the summits…

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Steve House and Sky Yardeni, therapeutic director of the Climbing Grief Fund, explore the process of living with grief,  integrating the new reality of life that comes after the loss of a friend, partner, or loved one.  In conclusions they summarize their discussions around loss, trauma, and grief within the mountain community.  Thank you for being a part of this important conversation. Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : Connect with the Climbing Grief FundWebsite I Instagram I Facebook  More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison Naney Training…

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Steve House and Sky Yardeni, the therapeutic director of the Climbing Grief Fund continue their discussion about integrating stress, and most often how that relates to risk-taking and grief. Specifically how grief is not necessarily linked to loss and death, but may come from other forms of loss. This conversation traces an arc which moves towards creating and manifesting an attitude of wholeness, as individuals and as a community. Integrating the good and the bad. Lastly we discuss the stress continuum, PTSD and it’s context, and the spiral of guilt that is so common in accident survivors and responders.Links we…

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Mental health challenges, particularly the areas around trauma, loss, grief, and depression are a part of life for many mountain athletes.Steve House begins this much-needed discussion with Sky Yardeni, the therapeutic director of the Climbing Grief Fund. The two share their personal experiences and Sky shares insights from his extensive professional background in working as a psycho-therapist as well as his time in, and after,  combat as Special Forces solider.This is the first of a multi-part series addressing our shared mental health challenges head-on as we explore strategies to help us navigate this landscape as individuals and as a community.…

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In this episode Scott Johnston is joined by Mark Sears and his coach David Thompson. The Trio discuss Mark’s training during and through lock down and how Mark and Dave navigate the challenges of integrating base training and specific skill and technique work for running and climbing through the seasons. Listen on Apple Listen on Spotify Listen on Google Listen to this Episode: Also Listen On : More Episodes View All Training, Stress, and Success for Female Athletes with Alison Naney Training Junior Athletes Training During Lock Down with Mark Sears Through Trauma and Grief with Barry Blanchard The Unexpected…

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