Muscular endurance is one of the things stressed at the end of the base period in the Steve House Training for the New Alpinism book. It's basically just doing a lot of (insert muscle taxing activity here). The reason for the change is that my goals
Triple couloirs is good to go. Put a boot pack up it yesterday. There is some windslab on the approach and coming off the back, but I could not get it to propagate. The runnels are super mellow neve. Go check it out.
I saw a number of climbers with Oly Mons on Denali. They may be warmer than you need, but since you already have them, might as well use them. The comments about foot hygiene above are key. Buy a small bottle of Gold Bond foot powder and alcohol
You don't need the Oly Mons by a long shot and if you didn't already have them I would say no way should you buy them unless you already have plans for even bigger objectives. If you decide to go with them you won't be the only person on the mountai
As you've probably gathered by now, the springs of 2015 and 2016 were about as abnormal as you can get. This year is closer to reality, though a bit wetter than normal. If I ever have friends visit from out of the area for Alpine climbing....last w