This might be too much for you…
(Especially if you’re afraid of heights.)
Take a look at just a few pics of a climb I did last weekend:
I did the Via Ferrata on Mount Norquay in Banff, AB. If you ever have a chance to get to this part of the world, I highly recommend it.
The climb is as hard as you want to make it. You’re actually harnessed into guide wires. There are steps and clamps the entire way up to grab if you want. It’s VERY SAFE.
The challenge my climbing friend and I threw out to each other was that we weren’t allowed to touch anything other than the rocks.
That made the climb much more challenging and fun.
There were a few vertical passes that I just had to touch a step or grab a ‘pig tail’ (a handle drilled into the mountain), but I managed most of the climb just grabbing the rocks and I even walked over a few trestles and the swinging bridge hands free:
Why am I telling you this?
Well, I’m not actually on the marketing team for Mt. Norquay even though I’d highly recommend it or something similar 😉
No, the reason I’m telling you this is because I want to encourage you to get out there and LIVE a little.
To me, living means adventure.
The fact that I can do a climb like this without a second thought or sore muscles is because I do a little to prepare my body each day to stay fit. And I’m not anything special.
It’s just a matter of maintaining a consistently healthy lifestyle day in and day out. This allows you to be able to DO ANYTHING you want.
Here’s a secret…
A climb like this takes a great deal of core strength.
You can’t do anything without a strong core.
I’ve mentioned my friends Tyler and Dr James program called 0-6 Pack Abs.
It’s a great program for OVERALL strength and stability.
And sadly, where core training is concerned, most people are ‘doing it wrong’….
If you want to ‘do it right’, improve your core, protect your back and be ready for pretty much anything life throws at you…
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As for me, I’m still on a high from that climb, but it’s time to pack my bags, including my bikini, because surfing is the next adventure.