I have a copy of "Training for the NEW ALPINISM" hot off the presses! I will get a chance to read and review it shortly for C-T. But having seen a bit of it previous and knowing the authors...like many do already...for our sport this is going to be an amazing book!
"In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, live in the city or the country, are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals grows exponentially as you work with this book. Chapters cover endurance and strength training theory and methodology, application and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths. Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will Gadd. Filled with photos, graphs, and illustrations."
I am a quick reader....but I can save you some wait time. Just order the book ;-) .
I have no doubt putting into practice even a tiny bit of what is suggested in this book will up your alpine game. Likely the best investment in "tools" you'll make in the next 5 years.
available for pre orders, March 18 release date.