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The Mental Game::.. Part I

Eddie Schoen

I have embraced the fact that as a guide, my job is not to send the pitch.  My job is to safely get the rope, and my followers, to the top.  That opens up a whole range of privilege when it comes to pulling, hanging, and stepping on gear.  Once you get a taste of that privilege, it is not easy to turn it away.   So as soon as the climbing starts to feel hard enough that I don’t have 100% certainty I will stick the moves, the symptoms and side effects of COGS quickly go on display. 

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Mindset in the mountains: Part I

Eddie Schoen

A plan is only as good as the information it is based on.  A decade of climbing mountains will no doubt leave you with valuable experiences.  However, if you have never taken the time to really  debrief your outings, to learn from close calls or unclear decisions, the worth of those experiences will be greatly diminished.  Still valuable, but no where near as informative as they could be.

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Tony Little and better uphill skinning

Eddie Schoen

One thing I have been noticing lately is a surprising amount of poor technique when it comes to traveling uphill on a splitboard or AT skis.  There are two points I want to address, and if you are looking to refine your uphill technique, either one of these concepts should be something for you to focus on.

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