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So far the 15th annual VIMFF mountain photography competition has been a resounding success. There are over 333 photos from as far afield as Pakistan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. The submissions are going to Jury on Thursday, January 26th and we are excited to see the results. One thing is certain, the jury doesn't have an easy job because the quality of submissions was so high overall. Stay tuned for more news. The finalists will be displayed during VIMFF in mid February. The Climb For Change People's Choice Award from Arcteryx  went to Pakistan's Muhammad Buttar for his...
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...
  In the spirit of International Mountain Day 2011 Climb For Change is proud to present the 15th Annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Mountain Photography Competition. The competition runs until January 15th and the winners will be announced at VIMFF in February 2012. This is a great opportunity for all photographers to present their mountain photography to the public and win some great prizes. It is a forum for the sharing of imagery and the exchange of ideas between photographers, mountaineers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. This year, we are running the...
How To Get Started Back to Resource Centre   Thinking of starting a charity climb, trek or hike? This is a great place to begin! Learn more on how to set a fundraising objective, choosing your charity and mountain or climbing route, what to look for in choosing the right guide or trekking company service, and more...   Fundraising ideas for charities: Consider outdoor adventure challenges in 2013 The trend is growing yearly. People are opting for challenging outdoor adventures as a means to fundraise for a cause rather than sitting in a stuffy room with silent...
Insurance for High-Altitude, Remote Areas and Adventure Sports Choosing travel insurance appropriate to your charity climbing, trekking or hiking campaign becomes a lot more complex when your trip involves high-altitude or remote areas, or if your participating in what is considered by the insurance industry an adventure sport. Asking the right questions of your travel insurance provider, being aware of some of the common pitfalls and policy exclusions, and properly researching various mountain travel insurance options will better ensure you purchase appropriate insurance coverage. When...
Resources, Tips, Tools, Info, Links and more for the Climb For Change Community Every year thousands of hikers, trekkers and climbers around the world climb mountains for a cause, or climb for charity. The Climb For Change Recource Centre is an organic, ever evolving go to place that you can access for info, tools, tips strategies and links for your charity climb, fundraising climb and climbs for causes. We welcome suggestions for topics - please contact us. Planning your Charity Challenge Thinking of starting a charity climb, trek or hike? This is a great place to...
By this point, you have a pretty good idea about the mountain and route you're planning to climb for your Charity Climbing Campaign. You've researched the mountain, identified a few of the routes you may wish to climb, and are starting to get a feel about the logistics, training, skills and experience you and you're team are going to need to successfully climb to the summit and back. This list, though not definitive, gives you a starting point for identifying which guides might be suitable to lead your team safely through your planning of your climb, and through the climb...
You've found a few mountain guiding services, and you're trying to decide which one to choose to successfully lead you and your team on your Charity Climbing Expedition. Choosing the right company can be a little daunting. How do you know if they have the skills and experience required for the task? Institutes of Mountain Guides and Mountain Guide Associations exist on all continents, and in most countries. These organisations help provide uniform professional mountain guide training, identify mountain guides who have been appropriately trained, act as mediators when there are issues...
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