Dating a mountain climber

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When I started hiking 14-ers a little over a year ago, I had virtually no experience hiking, let alone hiking at such a high elevation.

I was invited on a two-day backpacking trip to hike Mt.

This is my story about being a climber who stepped outside his comfort zone to address something that may have been missing in my training and Matt Lloyd Fifteen months ago my now business partner and I started talking about opening a gym.

As a lifetime climber I wanted to do something for mountain athletes, to create a place where I would want to train; but I was also determined to create an environment dedicated to trying hard and focusing on improving rather than a mainstream hangout spot that feels more like recreation crossed with dating hour.

My now partner recommended Cross Fit, which he had taken up in it’s infancy after his career as an international level swimmer.

He said it would be good for my climbing goals, and I had my doubts about that…my perception of Cross Fit was one born from negative media stories and a personal bias, and whether that’s fair or not, it’s the truth.

But, at the end of the day, the fun and exciting parts definitely outweigh the little inconveniences.

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While I felt a bit scared about this new adventure and whether I would be able to reach the summit or die an inglorious death at 12,000 feet, I forged ahead and agreed to go.If they’re spending too much time getting ready that means less time outside. The outdoors provides numerous opportunities for challenge. Whether it's kayaking, biking, hiking, mountaineering, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, or trail running. When it comes to each sport, lets dial up the intensity!More difficult rapids, longer rides, harder courses, higher peaks, more difficult terrain, and more intense weather conditions. It's funny how you always seem to find what you're looking for when you spend time outdoors.Go camping, hiking, skydiving, and I guarantee you will meet some amazing people!

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