Why Am I Here Again?

India's Shark's Fin is a 6,500-foot rock route that's twice as long and just as steep as anything on El Capitan, and once left me defeated. When I took it on for the second time, at 45, a blizzard...


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Climbing India's Shark's Fin with Conrad Anker

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Building a Base

For multisport athletes like you, the trick isn't getting in shape. It's staying there. Here's how.

Step 1: Tune Up

Before you build your base, make sure all your parts are working

Step 2: Know Your Limits

Base building takes planning. Before you start using words like foundation as code for backing off, know this: You're going to go harder this year.

Step 3: Periodize

To get the most out of your body, put it on a schedule built for you