Cascade Mountain Tech News

Training Techniques to Prepare You for a Local Hike or the Seven Summits
October 24, 2019

Training Techniques to Prepare You for a Local Hike or the Seven Summits

Since I have taken on the challenge to become the first NFL player to climb the Seven Summits, I have learned that there are three essential elements that contribute to the success of any expedition. The first is mental preparation. The second is physical capability and endurance. The third is Mother Nature. After contemplating the odds of success over and over, the question becomes:  what can I do to better prepare? Train, train & train.

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Preparation Meets Opportunity: Lessons Learned on a Summit Attempt at Mt. Rainier
October 02, 2019

Preparation Meets Opportunity: Lessons Learned on a Summit Attempt at Mt. Rainier

In my past life, I was a professional football player in the NFL, but today, my sights are set on climbing the Seven Summits, with only Mt Everest left unchecked on my list. This past August, I was invited to co-guide a bunch of guys up the slopes of Mt Rainier, a recognizable and majestic peak towering at 14,411’ and located a few hours outside of Seattle. My good buddy, former NFL & college head coach Jim Mora, trained an insane amount of hours alongside me in the month of July to prepare for this endeavor. Unfortunately, this was not the case for our entire group.

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