strayfromthebeatenpath

In the immortal advice of Ed Viesturs, “Train hard or this mountain will shut you down.” Pre-season #alpine training: 16 weeks, peak in-season training: 8 weeks, Northern #Cascades in less than 2. I’ve gained 15% of my body weight. Rainier July 2013. Let’s go. @smithoptics #strayfromthebeatenpath #Rainier #mountaineering #alpinism #PNW #mountains #climbing