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Winter Trail at Elfin Lakes in the Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC, Canada

Winter Trail at Elfin Lakes in the Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC, Canada

2019-12-05
Located in the scenic alpine setting of Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish,...
Viewing Nature Scenes Help You to Heal

Viewing Nature Scenes Help You to Heal

2019-11-11
Scientists have long known the act of observing nature has distinct healing prop...
Why Adventure is Key to Health

Why Adventure is Key to Health

2019-11-07
Nothing beats the satisfaction of getting stronger and feeling more vitality and...
Burridge and Crane co-winners in a dramatic finish to the 2019 Bright Alpine Climb

Burridge and Crane co-winners in a dramatic finish to the 2019 Bright Alpine Climb

2019-11-06
As a race director what do you do when you’re running a multi-stage race, and th...
If you love life do not waste your time

If you love life do not waste your time

2019-11-05
The only way to live an easy life is just sit around doing nothing. A life that...
Amazing Places
Winter Trail at Elfin Lakes in the Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC, Canada

Winter Trail at Elfin Lakes in the Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC, Canada

Located in the scenic alpine setting of Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, British Columbia, the Elfin Lakes trail takes you to two beautiful alpine lakes with spectacular vistas of Mount Garibaldi, Atwell Peak, The Gargoyles, Columnar Peak, Diamond Head, Opal Cone and the Mamquam Icefield.
The Gesäuse National Park from Reichenstein

The Gesäuse National Park from Reichenstein

Covering 110 km² in the eastern Austrian state of Styria lies the Gesäuse National Park (pronounced Geh-saw-see), the youngest national park in Austria having been established 2002. Styria is called the “Green Heart of Austria” where hiking, cycling, mountain biking, canyoning, kayaking, white-water rafting, skiing and cross-country skiing predominate. Views from Reichenstein.
Amazing Switzerland: The Matterhorn and Gorner Glacier

Amazing Switzerland: The Matterhorn and Gorner Glacier

Training Science
Workout of the Day: VMA Anaerobic Threshold Flat Intervals

Workout of the Day: VMA Anaerobic Threshold Flat Intervals

No one should attempt to train exactly like Kilian Jornet, because his incredible training volume and intensity is only achievable after decades of building a base like he did. He also appears to have unique genetic predispositions to recovery—some of which are the physiological outcome of his 1000 hours a year training approach (including training twice a day)—but some of his ability appears to b
Workout of the day: Pyramid Intervals

Workout of the day: Pyramid Intervals

One type of interval training is the use of pyramid intervals, also known as ladders. Pyramid interval workouts are  a variation of the standard interval session and based on an incremental increase of duration, while maintaining a similar recovery duration. They are a pyramid scheme where everyone wins, and they really work. It is not called the interval method from hell for no reason
Workout of the Day: Explosive 3-Step stair Intervals

Workout of the Day: Explosive 3-Step stair Intervals

Explosive 3-Step stair Intervals are designed to build explosive power with full extension of the hips because you will need an explosive push to be able to clear three steps at a time. This workout will help you find additional power in steep vertical efforts where you may need to ascend larger rock steps or steeper sections.

How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

Warm Up Before Exercise like a Pro

Workout of the Day: Wave Training for Runners

Health
Viewing Nature Scenes Help You to Heal

Viewing Nature Scenes Help You to Heal

Scientists have long known the act of observing nature has distinct healing properties. Research carried out in the 1980s found hospital patients with views of trees recovered more quickly; showed decreased need for pain and anxiety medication; had fewer post-operative complications; were most positive in their feelings; than patients with views of a blank or brick wall.
Why Adventure is Key to Health

Why Adventure is Key to Health

Nothing beats the satisfaction of getting stronger and feeling more vitality and strength. You will lose weight and look better by default. Don’t solely focus on losing weight or getting fitter, all this happens when you simply become more adventurous and health-focused. 
Mountains are extraordinary places

Mountains are extraordinary places

Mountains are extraordinary places. Often when people reach the summit of a mountain, it is hard for them to describe in words how they feel. The feelings are intensely personal and deep in ways hard to explain to people who have never experienced such moments.

How waterfalls are healing to the body

An Energetic Symbiosis with Nature?

The Power of Nature to Heal

Mind
If you love life do not waste your time

If you love life do not waste your time

The only way to live an easy life is just sit around doing nothing. A life that is easy is probably not even worth living. Doing great things are not easy and require effort. The commodity that is most valuable on Earth is time and time is really the essence of what life is made of. If you love life do not waste your time. 
The Power of Visualisation

The Power of Visualisation

I strongly believe in the power of visualisation. Don’t describe your future as something you “hope” to achieve. Picture it as something you will absolutely accomplish. Hope is often not a strong enough emotion to motivate action. You must be convinced what you dream is your future reality. Visualise what it would be like when your dreams become a reality. See everything about them with clear clar
Progress with the Two Minute Rule

Progress with the Two Minute Rule

We all know the famous quotes…  “The longest journey starts with a single step.” “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  These are old statements that have stuck around, because we all know them to be true. 

Dance beautifully in the box you are comfortable in

Deciding to Act

News
Burridge and Crane co-winners in a dramatic finish to the 2019 Bright Alpine Climb

Burridge and Crane co-winners in a dramatic finish to the 2019 Bright Alpine Climb

As a race director what do you do when you’re running a multi-stage race, and the athlete who has dominated the opening three days with a healthy overall lead, misses a turn along with several other runners, running off course just two short km’s from the finish? This was the dilemma faced by Sean Greenhill of Mountain Sports during last weekend’s 40th running of the Bright Alpine Four Peaks
Photography
Viewing Nature Scenes Help You to Heal

Viewing Nature Scenes Help You to Heal

Scientists have long known the act of observing nature has distinct healing properties. Research carried out in the 1980s found hospital patients with views of trees recovered more quickly; showed decreased need for pain and anxiety medication; had fewer post-operative complications; were most positive in their feelings; than patients with views of a blank or brick wall.
The Alpine Ibex

The Alpine Ibex

The alpine ibex, also known as the steinbock or bouquetin, tend to live in steep, rough terrain near the snow line. 
Blog
How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

Tackling the Grouse Grind once is enough for most people. The Grind is a 2.9km trail ascending 810 vertical meters along the steep forest of North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain. The Grind is a challenging workout not a scenic hike. Learn how I trained to accomplish 18 grinds in 19 hours over a ten-week training block.
Safety
Getting home safe in the Shoulder Season (Fall)

Getting home safe in the Shoulder Season (Fall)

Fall (Autumn) is an amazing time to be in the mountains. The colours are gorgeous, the temperatures are cooler and soft light makes for exceptional photography.  However, the shoulder season is an incredibly dangerous time of year for tourists.
Why the Road Rage? Collective Narcissism and the Cowardly Dehumanisation of Human Beings who Ride Bikes

Why the Road Rage? Collective Narcissism and the Cowardly Dehumanisation of Human Beings who Ride Bikes

Galleries