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Training for mountain climbing...maybe... ;)

Okay, so call me nuts, but I tentatively agreed to a mountain climbing excursion with an acquaintance/friend. I've never mountain climbed, nor have I ever gone camping.
We are separately going through conditioning, and to be honest, I have no idea what to expect...let alone how to condition my body for high-altitude climbing.
Anyway, we will be tackling some yet-to-be-decided-upon mountain range at Yosemite National Park. So if you guys don't hear from me, it's because I'm dead.




Oh why, oh why, did I agree to this?!

Can anyone offer me some advice on how to go about prepping for this craziness!!!!!

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first get yourself very fit as per you would normaly...

train at high altitude..

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.... Well if your friend knows about mountain climbing just let him/her know that you don't really know what you should do etc and I'm sure they will help out

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first get yourself very fit as per you would normaly...

train at high altitude..
Yeah, I've been doing this for 2 solid weeks now. I've lost about 6-8 pounds already through cardio work. But I've only done a small amount of strengthening exercises so far. I figure I have time.

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.... Well if your friend knows about mountain climbing just let him/her know that you don't really know what you should do etc and I'm sure they will help out
Oh he knows. Believe me he knows.
I still haven't figured out why he chose me of all people. He said it was because he felt I'd be the motivation that he needed since I'm always in the gym. We plan on going about it the right way though. I may need to take classes on how not to get killed. I'm okay with heights. But I'm not much of an outdoor back-to-nature sort of guy.

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How much does your friend know about mountain climbing, out of curiousity?

And do you have any idea what kind of mileage/altitude/conditions are you going to be dealing with? (long hike with bare boots, or are you going to be dealing with snow/ice fields, etc.)

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Lay off the booze and butts for a few weeks before you leave!

I sometimes see guys at my gym doing their cardio and weight training with a big back-pack strapped on, they were training for some climbing trip.

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Okay, so call me nuts, but I tentatively agreed to a mountain climbing excursion with an acquaintance/friend. I've never mountain climbed, nor have I ever gone camping.
We are separately going through conditioning, and to be honest, I have no idea what to expect...let alone how to condition my body for high-altitude climbing.
Anyway, we will be tackling some yet-to-be-decided-upon mountain range at Yosemite National Park. So if you guys don't hear from me, it's because I'm dead.




Oh why, oh why, did I agree to this?!

Can anyone offer me some advice on how to go about prepping for this craziness!!!!!
just tween you and me, is your friend white, because you know me, i would not go anywhere with white folks where there are going to be lots of trees and lots of rope. just saying you know... i wouldnt do it, its ig-nant but i still would not do it


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they train that kind of stuff around 100m from my home

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How much does your friend know about mountain climbing, out of curiousity?

And do you have any idea what kind of mileage/altitude/conditions are you going to be dealing with? (long hike with bare boots, or are you going to be dealing with snow/ice fields, etc.)
He says that he was into mountain climbing in his youth, and also cliff-climbed once. So apparently he used to be adept at it until he cliff-climbed. He said that after that, he lost his heart.
And to think, I'll be counting on him to train me in the finer points of this crazy endeavor.

Okay, here's the reason why we're doing it...
We are both past our 40s [actually, he just turned 40, while I'll be 44 in August], and it's either fast women or mountain climbing.
I suppose this is a result of male menopause.

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Lay off the booze and butts for a few weeks before you leave!

I sometimes see guys at my gym doing their cardio and weight training with a big back-pack strapped on, they were training for some climbing trip.
Helen, that's a GREAT idea!! It's so obvious too!!
Thank you babe.

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just tween you and me, is your friend white, because you know me, i would not go anywhere with white folks where there are going to be lots of trees and lots of rope. just saying you know... i wouldnt do it, its ig-nant but i still would not do it

The thought actually crossed my mind!!!!
I can't think of a good reason why he'd want to 86 me except for the fact that both our daughters are the top 1% at their school. However, over the past year, my Mia managed to 'ace' the national STAR test [the only one at her school to do so]; we beat him and his daughter during this year's talent show, and I received the community's coveted AEF award. I suppose he could be a bit miffed.

Actually, he's a good guy. He's been through quite a bit in his life. I suppose that's why we gel so well. And his kids are real sweethearts too. His oldest daughter is an identical copy of a 10 year-old Geena Davis. She's also significantly musically talented. And his 5 year-old has the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen, and is ALWAYS smiling and happy. So they seem like well-adjusted happy people, with no visible quirks.

But I ain't no total fool! I'll be watching him closely. You can bet your bottom dollar on that.

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The thought actually crossed my mind!!!!
I can't think of a good reason why he'd want to 86 me except for the fact that both our daughters are the top 1% at their school. However, over the past year, my Mia managed to 'ace' the national STAR test [the only one at her school to do so]; we beat him and his daughter during this year's talent show, and I received the community's coveted AEF award. I suppose he could be a bit miffed.

Actually, he's a good guy. He's been through quite a bit in his life. I suppose that's why we gel so well. And his kids are real sweethearts too. His oldest daughter is an identical copy of a 10 year-old Geena Davis. She's also significantly musically talented. And his 5 year-old has the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen, and is ALWAYS smiling and happy. So they seem like well-adjusted happy people, with no visible quirks.

But I ain't no total fool! I'll be watching him closely. You can bet your bottom dollar on that.
lol! its really good to see that there are still good people on this earth!

just make sure you watch him though. make sure he stays good and don't let him drink.

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