Min Bahadur Sherchan is set to become the oldest man to climb the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest. At age 85, he held the world record before but lost it in 2013 to Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura. Sherchan wants to regain his title next month by climbing back to the summit which stands at 848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. The weather is predicted to be favourable for climbing over the next month in Nepal.
This book offers students considering a career in outdoor adventure education a comprehensive view of this expanding discipline of in its various settings.
Continue reading The theories, concepts and developments of outdoor adventure education
Outdoor Program Administration will help students and both seasoned and new administrators, flourish in a variety of varied environments, such as campus recreation, government, commercial and not-for-profit organizations.
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The event sees the launch of a new book ‘Mountaineering: Training and Preparation’, written by two of Professors Carlton Cooke and John O’Hara in conjunction with Dave Bunting MBE, from Leeds Met partner, My Peak Potential and published by Human Kinetics.
Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer, a hardened climber or about to embark on your first expedition, nothing is more critical than anticipating, understanding and preparing for the adversities and accomplishments that await you and your team.
In Mountaineering: Training and Preparation, Carlton Cooke, Dave Bunting and Dr. John O’Hara, along with the members of the British Army Everest West Ridge Expedition team and sport and exercise scientists from Leeds Metropolitan University, share their insights, experiences and expertise.
a terrific resource for teachers and outdoor leaders alike, grounding them in the essentials of outdoor education, streamlining preparation, and paving the way for a smooth delivery of effective and above all, safe outdoor education. Continue reading Planning outdoor activities
With the increasing availability of a variety of climbing venues such as indoor climbing gyms and leisure centres with climbing walls, it’s now easier than ever to try this exhilarating sport. Continue reading Climbing to success
It has been known for some time that both tadalafil and dexamethasone (dex) are good for preventing high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and dex is also good for treating symptoms of acute mountain sickness.
What researchers did not know and were keen to find out, was whether they could also improve exercise capacity at altitude by reducing pulmonary hypertension, one of the important factors in altitude-related exercise limitations.
Their results were published in the August 15th issue of the the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the journal of the American Thoracic Society.
Unstructured, creative, and spontaneous physical activities that may be reminiscent of child-like play are beneficial, healthy activity options for adults, according to an expert at the American College of Sports Medicine
According to the report, the type of calorie-burning, mind-stimulating play that children often do shouldn’t be left behind as people age.
Tossing a Frisbee, tenpin bowling, dancing and rock climbing are great ways for adults to incorporate play into their exercise routines – dancing alone can burn up to 322 calories an hour for a 10 stone person.
But beyond the fitness advantages these fun-filled activities offer, they can also help with problem solving, improve brain function, spur creativity and innovation, alleviate stress, and improve social skills.