When the Tour de Bloc and CEC competition schedule came out in October-ish, Seb and I saw an opportunity to spend a week training in Kingston between two consecutive weekends of central comps. The two comps were to be the FQME championships (this past Saturday) in Montreal and the CEC National Series competition in Toronto the following weekend
Although the essentials remain the same from person to person, I enjoy that everyone packs somewhat differently. Some people over pack, and some people really only bring the basics. Along with the lists, I’ve asked a few climber friends to show you what they pack when they go on a climbing trip.
I’ve only read a couple of climbing books in my day, but I’ve loved every single one. The Rock Warrior’s Way: Mental Training for Climbers by Arno Ilgner is no exception. While physical strength is definitely important in climbing, it’s no surprise that our minds do not always receive the same treatment as our bodies.
12 days have come and gone and we are all the much stronger for it! For those of you who did not read my previous post, Carlie and I attempted 12 days of fitness challenges in order to jumpstart a healthy December. We both sat down and conjured up 12 different challenges (both general fitness and climbing related) that we would attempt to do in 12 days. Well, it’s been 12 days and we’re ready to talk about the experience!