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Not quite as glamorous as the Alps!

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Training 

Greetings one and all. For the last few weeks I have mostly been wearing orange and mud and looks like I may continue to due so for another month or so.

I’ve been working on a rope access geo job, just outside Sheffield, which is great for getting out on the crags in the evenings. So I have been re-visiting some old haunts and now some new haunts.

Conditions out in the Alps are now starting to look more wintry, with some good ascents over the past month or so, below is a list of what...

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This week's training regime

Posted by Rob on Thursday, December 10, 2009, In : Training 

Well folks, seems like I'm spending most of my spare time pounding either the fells or Cannock Chase. It's Thursday and already I have spent, since Sunday, a grand total of 9 hrs running this week so far, according to my run diary. Hmmm thats why my legs are sooooo annoyed with me.

Anyroad, they are having rest tomorow as I'm of to the climbing wall (Redpoint, in Birmingham) for a sesh with me big boots on and a heavy sac, just to make life interesting. This is all just for the first trip to ...

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Even Mountain Guides have to keep fit

Posted by Rob on Thursday, November 5, 2009, In : Training 
People think I'm mad, but on my days off in Chamonix I go bouldering and running. This is me relaxing last summer

It's difficult to maintain power and strength at altitude, because movement tends to be much slower. Even though I'm fully acclimatised, my clients have usually arrived fresh from UK.

So, if we get to an overnight hut in good time - it's not unknown for me to have a quick run down to the valley and back to stretch my legs!
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