Climbs / Treks / Hikes

Adventure has played a tremendous therapeutic and developmental role in my life and if I can encourage alpinism as a form of adventure and therapy for others, I will do everything I can in order to make that happen.  Throughout the program, MBA students at the Beedie School of Business constantly improve our leadership, teamwork, and stewardship skills. Attempting for the first time in my life to organize, set up and follow through on a grandiose idea such as the Beedie MBA Climb the Lions for Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KATHMANDU, NEPAL – APRIL 8, 2013 – Today, 45 women from around the world leave their home countries to arrive in Nepal. Tomorrow, the Freedom Climb 2013 team begins their ascent to Everest Base Camp, trekking on behalf of women and children who have no voice. Freedom Climb 2013 Nepal was created to raise funds and awareness that address oppression, exploitation, and human trafficking. Last year, the team successfully climbed Kilimanjaro in East Africa. Experienced outfitters, Adventure International, prepped the group for their 17-day program, which...
Talk about inspiring Canadians in Nepal! I'm a little late on this one, this adventure took place some time ago. This is the story: the March to the Top Expedition Team is made up of twelve soldiers all whom were wounded in action. They packed up for the Himalayas under the leadership of expedition leader Ben Webster and attempted to summit Island Peak. Click on the media links provided to follow their journey - they received a lot of media coverage for this event and rightly so, you cant watch a clip and not feel humbled by the graceful attitude each soldier exhibits while describing the...
Check out this awesome vid of Steve Richert's story. He's climbing 365 days in a row, while living with type 1 diabetes! Steve is inspiring anyone who's ever faced their own personal mountain. Here's our chance to help him out - give a thumbs up to his vid so he can continue doing his great work! Climb on Steve!!
Here is the video for our 2011/12 Kilimanjaro Expedition. To read more about the climb and the fundraising we did, please click here.
LifeWorks Campfire Series Training Articles:   Basics   |   Cardiovasuclar   |   Strength Flexibility training for hikes, treks or climbs While often ignored and skipped, flexibility training is a fundamental component of any physical fitness program.  Not only does it help to ease discomfort associated with muscles soreness it is of great importance to injury prevention.  Stretching is especially important when it comes to multi-day treks, giving your body the recovery needed to get back on the trail day after day. As you exercise the muscles...
LifeWorks Campfire Series Training Articles:   Basics   |   Cardiovasuclar   |   Flexibility Strength training tips for hikes, treks or climbs While trekking is primarily a cardiovascular endeavour, proper development of strength in both the legs and the core abdominals is important for your endurance and for injury prevention.  The type of strength development important for your climb is very functional training designed to challenge the endurance of your muscles.  Much like the Cardiovascular Training article we will consider strength training...
LifeWorks Campfire Series Training Articles:   Basics   |   Strength   |   Flexibility Cardiovascular training tips for hikes, treks or climbs Now that we have the basics understood, let’s look at the specific considerations for developing a Cardiovascular Training Program designed to prepare you for your climb.  Cardiovascular Training is designed to prepare your cardiovascular system (heart and lungs) for the demands you are going to impose.  In the case of hiking and trekking, this involves training primarily the aerobic system (think...
LifeWorks Campfire Series Training Articles:   Cardiovasuclar   |   Strength   |   Flexibility Basic training tips for hikes, treks or climbs There are a lot of preparations you need to make when getting ready for a big hike, trek or climb: finding a guide, determining your route, travel considerations, getting your gear, the list goes on.  But how are you preparing your body for the climb?  Some considerations if ignored can be resolved last minute without any negative impact to your experience, but if you don’t take the time and...
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