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Cool initiative by Peaks Foundation for 50 women! Women's Leadership & Adventure Summit, July 26-28, Colorado. Don't miss unique opportunity to be mentored by professional athletes and challenge yourself in the Rockies. http://wlas2013.com/
Massolution just released its 100-page 2013CF Crowdfunding Industry Report based on 308 survey responses which the company believes to be “the most comprehensive data collected on the worldwide crowdfunding market to date.” Over 1 million campaigns running on crowdfunding platforms worldwide raised $2.7 billion in 2012, which is a growth of 81 per cent, up from 64 per cent in 2011. North America is leading the industry, making up close to 60 per cent of total volume. Among the four crowdfunding models (donations-, rewards-, lending- and equity-based), the donations and rewards-...
In June 2012 Michi Wohlleben, Arne Bergau and Hannes Jähn tried to climb the east face of mount Jirishanca. It is a beautiful 6094 meters high peak and is located in the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. Since the first ascent by Toni Egger and Siegfried Jungmeir in 1957 there has only been one other successful expedition along the east side. Watch the teaser for the documentary here: JIRISHANCA - TEASER from Hans Hornberger on Vimeo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VANCOUVER, BC -- (Dec. 6, 2012) - If you're looking for inspiration for your upcoming New Year's resolution, look to young Boston fitness entrepreneur, Devon Dopfel, who sets out on January 12, 2013 on her Expedition Empowerment, a charity climb up the highest mountain in the Americas, Mount Aconcagua (6,960.8 m; 22,837 ft), to raise money for a cause - that is, $5,000 for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC). A survivor of college date rape, Dopfel wants to give back to the organization that helped her during a critical time of recovery. "It was a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, B.C. (Nov. 27, 2012)– ClimbForChange.com launches first online fundraising platform that allows climbers to concentrate on what they love the most: the climb. Climb For Change campaign sitesmake fundraising for a cause easier, more engaging, fun and successful because they’re catered specifically to people and teams wanting to raise money for charity using climbing, trekking, hiking or adventures to do so. Thousands of people worldwide challenge themselves with fundraising climbs each year. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for charity for example is...
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...
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