練習 TRAINING

on-mountain & on-line

if climbing were a game it wouldnt matter, but where real outcomes exist preparing to deal with them is the smart thing to do. by separating your training and your applying, real gains can be made that open up greater possibilities.

ON-MOUNTAIN

From athletic mixed climbing to Karakorum-style expeditions, functional locations across Japan exist to develop and refine condition and systems. As on-going committments we train and develop all sorts of people that require mountain, expedition/long range, rope access and specialist skills – and we use these skills ourselves for far more than just ice climbing. Based on extensive actual experience, programs are put together that develop the real elements necessary for your objectives. From high bivvying and vertical ice technique to approach endurance, rope-work efficiency and expedition strategies you can hammer out the kinks in a measurable environment and evaluate what you need to work on.

Alpine climbing training & preparation trips last for a minimum of 5 days, with each 24hr period immersed in the process – training doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Attention is shared across all aspects of expedition climbing from the large processes like technical climbing proficiency and endurance, to the smaller details like sleeping systems and ergonomics. By living in the actual conditions of an ‘off-the-grid’ environment every moment is part of the development curve.

Specific Iceclimbingjapan training programs include

along with the usual alpine syllabus, Japan’s geology and collective attitude make it a great place to learn the darker arts of alpinism. soloing techniques, guerilla aid, drytooling and hybrid technique programs are all available to round out a skill-base suitable for the craziest objectives.

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Deep in the Japanese alps, 2000m of ascent, long & cold days: remote & difficult trips require preparation

As a proving ground for expedition equipment & logistics these trips allow you to test-run and debug systems and resources under real conditions but with a safety net, allowing for radical experimentation with a margin for error. Alpine training is as much initial learning as it is hours and volume, needing both a controlled learning area and a genuine development zone. Time is needed inside and outside ‘the zone’ to allow the blend of pressure and recovery that optimizes the learning curve.

Alpine training & preparation trips include:

*does not include transport costs and food

BE AWARE: THIS IS NOT ‘JUST’ CLIMBING – training is a very different process thats not always about fun and being on holiday. Iceclimbingjapan training trips are focussed, self-evaluating, quantified and specific. It feels suspiciously like hard work. Signing on to a training program means an expectation of results that demands output, often outside of your comfort levels.

ON-LINE

Training trips dont last long, the real development takes place over the weeks and months between the trips. To focus productive training towards an objective is a crafted process thats far from random, requiring planning, consistent effort and committed execution. Unfocussed preparation brings unfocussed results, often simply due to the lack of committment.

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the stone that keeps the edge sharp…but not the edge itself

Iceclimbingjapan On-line programs are designed to make you responsible for the result. The methods have been shown to work across a broad spectrum of applications, turning out not just a fitter and stronger individual, but an individual more in control of their efforts. Feedback-based, elements of conditioning are phased thru, personally tweaked towards the individuals objectives, and consistantly evaluated to keep on track. One size does not fit all.

On-line programs can be adapted to any location, gym facilities and even mountain terrain is not vital. Clients are expected to allocate real time to the process and to engage in consistant, candid feedback.

Limited positions exist

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