May 24, 2016
This is an interview with Aaron Mulkey, the 39-year-old who was dubbed the "Patriarch of Cody Ice" for his 100+ first ascents in the Wyoming area. We dig in to what motivates him to find new routes and climb so hard, all while maintaining a full-time high-stress job and helping to raise two teenagers.
He's been training his butt off and divulges all the details about his daily, monthly, and yearly cycles of training so he can stay strong all year.
Ice climbing training and how it ties in with climbing and kayaking training
How his tenacity and stubbornness help him succeed
How he trains fitness for all-day climbing
Training with Connie at the Alpine Training Center
How he maintains a full-time job and still finds time to climb