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Mountain Climbing: What Beginners Should Expect

mountain climbing

Have you been reading all of Kate’s amazing hiking posts and getting inspired to find a challenging peak of your own to summit? Fantastic! Enthusiasm and determination are two tools you’ll need to achieve your goals, but to find out what else you’ll need to do (and what you should expect as you train and […]

Up High, Down Low: Does Simulated Altitude Training Work?

woman hiking

There’s a reason why Boulder, Flagstaff, and Mammoth Lakes are considered training meccas for endurance sports: the air up there is much sweeter! Many changes can come from living and training at altitude. With time spent at high elevations, the body will produce more red blood cells to try to compensate for the reduced partial […]

Up High, Down Low: Does Simulated Altitude Training Work?

woman hiking

There’s a reason why Boulder, Flagstaff, and Mammoth Lakes are considered training meccas for endurance sports: the air up there is much sweeter! Many changes can come from living and training at altitude. With time spent at high elevations, the body will produce more red blood cells to try to compensate for the reduced partial […]

From Heart Transplant Recipient to Mountain Climber: Kelly’s Story

Kelly Perkins

As a young adult, Kelly Perkins enjoyed a happy life with her husband, Craig, in beautiful Southern California, but still experienced some of the same types of concerns and insecurities many of us face, like wishing for longer legs, feeling like she didn’t measure up to her brothers’ athletic ability, and focusing more on shortcomings […]