Mountaineering fitness – Advice from a guide

Not Brent Okita -- three of the guys on one of our 2008 SFS Mount Hood climbs goofing around on the summit.

Not Brent Okita -- three of the guys on one of our 2008 SFS Mount Hood climbs goofing around on the summit.

Brent Okita, Veteran Senior guide for Rainier Mountaineering, Inc., has guided for RMI since 1986, and has 363 summits of Rainier under his belt, as well as 17 straight summits of Denali. So he knows a thing or two about being in good shape in the mountains. Brent has written “Physical Fitness – A Guide’s Perspective” on the RMI web site, and as he explains:

Whether my goal is preparing for Everest or simply keeping this middle-aged body together – I think I have “the best” plan for training for climbing big mountains. And it’s simple.

For RMI’s full Physical Fitness & Conditioning guide, click here.

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