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healthy habits and benefits of hiking
November 17, 2021

The Health Benefits of Hiking - And Why You Should Consider Celebrating National Take A Hike Day

Why go on a hike? Well, hiking is great not only for your body but also for your mental health. And there are many reasons for this - so in this blog post, we will be highlighting both the mental and physical health benefits of hiking and why you should hit the trail to celebrate National Take a Hike Day this year.

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6 Things to Know When Heading Out On Your First Mountaineering Expedition
October 12, 2021

6 Things to Know When Heading Out On Your First Mountaineering Expedition

I’ve officially fallen in love with mountaineering. 

I'm no pro by any means, but I hope by sharing some of the things I've learned in my PNW mountaineering adventures, it might help someone else get a little closer to standing on their first alpine summit.

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What mountaineering adventures do you have planned coming up? Leave us a comment below!

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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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