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Berg Adventures Teams Up with Body Results Expedition Trainers

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Berg Adventures has teamed up with outdoor conditioning coaches; Courtenay and Doug Schurman at Body Results, a Seattle-based company that focuses on wilderness sports conditioning. Both coaches are Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with experience helping climbers achieve conditioning success for backcountry travel since 1997. Courtenay and Doug are both climbing leaders through the Seattle Mountaineers, a Seattle area outdoors club, and have worked with club members and climbers around the world to optimally prepare for their backcountry adventures.

They are also co-authors of the book, The Outdoor Athlete (2009) and creators of the Train To Climb Mt Rainier DVD.

The Outdoor AthleteTrain to Climb Mt. Rainier

Their expertise will be extremely helpful for anyone planning to climb a mountain. Their website is a wealth of information containing over 300 articles related to conditioning, nutrition and mental preparation for wilderness adventures. Climbers looking to implement proven conditioning programs and learn all the variables to take into account for their physical preparation will enjoy the Schurmans’ recent book The Outdoor Athlete and their DVD Train to climb Mt Rainier or any high peak. The DVD is a great resource for trips with signification elevation change for peaks up to about 7,000 meters.

The WebTrainer program has been used by people all around the world to train for a multitude of goals such as Kilimanjaro, Nepal Trekking, South American Volcanoes, Seven Summits and many more.

WebTrainer is for motivated, goal-oriented outdoor enthusiasts who seek assistance in reaching those goals in a safe, effective, and timely manner. They offer you sensible, honest answers to your specific questions about cross-training, activity-specific nutrition needs, prevention of injuries, or simply how to get started?

With this, WebTrainer provides a personalized exercise program including cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and sport specific training, a personalized training schedule and regular interactions with an Outdoor Conditioning Coach. Each program is overseen by one of the Outdoor Sports Conditioning Experts, Courtenay or Doug Schurman. There are three levels of service you can choose from depending on what best fits your needs.

For more information on WebTrainer and to see special pricing for Berg Adventures members go to

Check Out Our Recommended Reading Lists

Monday, June 29th, 2009

A big part of the preparation and anticipation of your Berg Adventures expedition comes from reading about your destination. Learning about the areas you will be visiting can greatly enhance your travel experience and increase your understanding and appreciation of the people and places you will encounter on your trip.

To help you get ready for your trip with Berg Adventures, Wally Berg has compiled some recommended reading lists for some of our more popular destinations:

Welcome to the Berg Adventures Blog!

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to the Berg Adventures web site!  The “What’s New at Berg Adventures” blog will keep you up to date on any new developments in the Berg Adventures world. We’re constantly developing new trips, pioneering new routes, adding new lodges and activities, and looking for ways to enhance your adventure travel experience, and we’ll use our blog to keep you informed.

You’ll also see links to regular articles on our web site. Whether it’s to call your attention to key cybercast dispatches from our ongoing expeditions, introduce you to BAI climbers, or provide tips on preparing for your next trip, tune in to our “What’s new…” blog to stay connected to everything that’s happening at Berg Adventures.

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