On me demande souvent ce que je fais pour le cardio. En plus des sessions de Powerwatts, je trouve qu'il n'y a rien comme monter les 250 marches dans Westmount (coin The boulevard et Renfrew pour ceux qui se demandent c'est où) avec ma vest de poids de 60lbs - j'utilise les produits de MIR weight vest - et mon training mask.
En plus d'en retirer un bénéfice pour mon cardio, tout mon corps travaille pour monter et descendre les marches. combien de fois ? au moins 5 aller-retour vue que je le fais la même journée qu'une journée de PowerWatts
Tomorrow, we're heading to Chimborazo - Highest peak of Ecuador - for one final stop before coming back to Canada.
it's been a great trip so far and can't wait to see how it will go on Chimborazo. I've never been a fan of alpine starts so this trip as been challenging but I guess I'll have to deal with it as the Everest summit push is all done overnight
Time to rest, enjoy the view and get ready for the next climb
What a day ! A lot of people ask my why I climb and when I describe an expedition they're always saying something like : " and you enjoy this. where's the fun ? rather be on the beach" . True, sometimes 80%, sometimes even 95% of the climb is not so enjoyable but in the last 5% there's the emotion attached to reaching the top of a mountain. Really hard to describe, only mountain climbers can relate to it. So it's full of emotion that we've reach the summit of Antisana this morning Véronique, Fredy and I in a perfect weather day with clear blue sky and an amazing view of the volcano avenue.
For Véronique, it was her first big summit and she can now relate to how emotional you get when you reach a summit. It wasn't easy for her as Antisana is quite technical with plenty of crevasses but digging deep, she made it and we happily celebrated the summit together.
I love mountain climbing !
We've been in Ecuador for few days now visiting, hiking around and getting acclimatized. Well the relaxing part of the trip is over. Today was our last hiking day, going up the Quito Teleferico and then hiking to the top of the Pichincha Volcano (4784m).
we enjoyed the view over Quito and we got a glimpse at our first target : climbing Cayambe. It will be fun and interesting to see how Véronique adapt to this new environment has this is a first for her. Actually, there will be a lot of first for her : sleeping in altitude, walking on a glacier with crampons, on a rope team, over night. I'm confident it will be a smooth ride (except maybe the car ride to get there...)
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