I’m out in Minnesota for Thanksgiving with my partner’s family, not missing much as there is really no snow back home.

I’ve been keeping myself busy with some flat-land training pain. In my on again- off again training regiment, I’ve become enamored with pain inducing programs derived from the Cross-fit program. While crossfit doesn’t exactly suit my style, and the ultra-hardcore gymjones created by renowned alpinist, Dr Doom himelf; Mark Twight, is honestly too much for me to handle (i do appreciate Mr Twight’s music taste).

I’ve become very interested in the training going down out in Jackson at a gym called mtnathlete. Jacksonite guides preaching the mtn athlete gospel and this fine article from the late Alpinist magazine initially introduced me to their program. Anyways, Jackson Hole is looking more and more appealing these days…

Today I punished myself with their ‘leg blaster’ among other things. In case you are curious, the guy in the vid is making it look easy.