Jim in Mexico La Malinche RAC shirt

Jim training in Mexico, January 2015, La Malinche (14,640 feet)

My training work to climb Mount Everest continues.  In the last 10 months, I have:

  • Ascended 160,691 vertical feet
  • Hiked & snowshoed 543 miles
  • Spent 454 hours working out

And there is more to come.




I train by climbing a lot of mountains here in Colorado in combination with vigorous gym work.  For 26 years, I have trained at the excellent Raintree Athletic Club in Fort Collins, Colorado. They have helped me get fit for a lot of mountains – thanks RAC!

Today, they asked me to write a guest blog about my preparations to climb Mount Everest.

You can read “Journey to Everest – Fitness and Fortitude” here.

You can follow the RAC on Facebook here and on Twitter as @RACFortCollins

If you live in Northern Colorado, try working out at the RAC – they can even get you ready to climb Everest!