Author Archives: laralyko

The feeling of training

Photo by Marko Prezelj Steve House approaching the Sphinx Wall, Triglav’s North Face, Slovenia. July 2015.

By Steve House Training doesn’t have to be complex. In it’s most simple form, training is: Exertion Rest Repeat Despite the appearances given by our book, Training for the New Alpinism, I often don’t train with a specific plan. It helps that I did so for over a decade, that I can feel what I […]

Applying Periodization Theory for General Fitness

General Fitness Training Conditioning for Uphill Athletes

Applying Periodization Theory …even if you do not have a major goal and just want to become generally fitter by Coach Scott JohnstonWhen Steve and I wrote Training for the New Alpinism our focus was on telling people what we had done that had worked well for Steve and aided his climbing success. I have […]

Fatigue: Friend or Foe

Training Articles by Skyward Mountaineering and Coach Johnston: Fatigue: Friend or Foe

By Coach Scott Johnston Fatigue in one form or another is a nearly constant companion of any endurance athlete. Learning how to regulate, control and absorb fatigue is the secret to successful training. Most people see fatigue in a blanket sort of way…all fatigue is the same…you feel tired. What is the big deal? But […]

Capacity vs. Utilization Training

Cool Stuff, Training for Alpine Climbing, Coaching, Training Tips, High altitude training

By Scott Johnston In our book, Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House and I make the distinction between non-specific and specific training. This distinction lies at the heart of our training philosophy. It also represents a significant paradigm shift for many climbers. Based on the number of questions we have received it is a […]