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Training for the New Alpinism

Training for the New Alpinism is an essential manual to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. In the book, Steve House a world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and his coach Scott Johnston, introduce a structured, periodized training methodology to the sport of alpine climbing. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Chapters cover endurance and strength, training theory and methodology, application and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths.

Available in Europe here




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PARK BUTTE LOOKOUT

Fire lookouts were built to house workers full time after the Great Fire of 1910 that burned millions of acres of forest in Washington, Montana, and Idaho and were used to detect fires and were used as an early warning system in an age before radios, aircraft and GPS. Thanks to modern technology, they are now obsolete for their original use but are now usually kept up by park volunteers for people to visit and stay in. Take this restored fire lookout in Mount Baker ...
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WHISKEY WEDGE

The Whiskey Wedge is an ingenious solution for whiskey lovers, keeping your favorite spirit at the right temperature without diluting it. The double-old fashioned whiskey glass comes with a silicone mold that you fill with water and freeze, this forms an ice wedge that melts slowly due to the reduced amount of surface area. ...
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RECESS

Recess is the ultimate illustrated guide to the best games of the playground, for inside and outside. Created by duo Ben Applebaum and Dan DiSorbo whom have co authored several humorous pop culture books together, this new book is a fun, pictorial review of over 150 classic games that can be played in the school yard or at home, from the many variants of tag, to hopscotch, four square, and dodgeball. It features easy, step by step instructions along with detailed il...
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