An Aerobic Hike Up Mt Rainier

Keeping yourself fit sure has its advantageous, like jumping on a spontaneous opportunity to hike up Mt Rainier for a few hours.  Watch!

An Aerobic Hike Up Mt Rainier

Last week, Swiss Italian alpineer and yoga master Anatole Losa guided me a few thousand feet up Mt Rainier, a beautiful snow capped mountain, and the second highest in the contiguous 48 States of the USA after Mt. Whitney

We took our time, but were steady, or nearly so for me, as I did do some slipping once we hit the snow on the way up, and even more sliding — some on the rump — during the descent.

Over the course of the three hour ascent, we took , three quick food and drink breaks, and ruminated about the benefits of getting off the couch to combine adventure with exercise.

Speaking of exercise, I figure I maintained a pulse rate of 130 beats/minute for three hours, a fine, long aerobic effort without needing to pound my heavy body with running.

As you’ll see, I was no match for the formidable Mr. Losa, but a man’s gotta know his limitations.

May this inspire you to grab a buddy and do your own adventure.

Hope you enjoy the views!


Here’s the Pinnacle Peak excursion.

P.S.  We wound up taking much more video on the descent than the hike up, so do make sure you check that part out.  If you’re ever in Western Washington State, go hike up Mt Rainier!

Last Updated on July 5, 2015 by Joe Garma

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