Justin Nyberg

Mt. Rainier

Yes You Can: Climb Mount Rainier

It's huge. It's nasty. And it's a beast to get up. But guess what: The summit is worth all the hard work it takes to get there.

Strength Training

Muscle Up

Alternating these two groups of strength exercises will prep your legs and core to climb and descend well with a loaded pack.

Breathe Easier

Reaching Mt. Rainier's summit requires a strong aerobic base, and plenty of hill climbing. Here's how to get both.

Fred Beckey

Stoned

He's the original dirtbag hero, with a record of first ascents and endless exploration that will never be matched. At 87, Fred Beckey is still crazy for rock.

Osprey Aether Backpack

On our 2010 Life List of gear we can't live without: Osprey's Aether backpack.

Big Agnes Sleeping Pad

On our 2010 Life List of gear we can't live without: Big Agnes's Diversion Insulated Air Core Recycled sleeping pad.

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