Photo: Alpine climbing in the Himalaya
Expedition eating: how to embrace the alpine ethic without wasting away - By Will Harris
Ask an experienced alpinist what climbing big mountains is like, and after extolling the virtues of stunning views, shared experiences, life-affirming challenges and the afterglow of snatched success or glorious failure the realities of being cold, hungry and occasionally scared will emerge. Some will argue that it is in enduring the freezing temperatures, confronting our fears of real or imagined dangers, and subsiding on barely sufficient rations which makes our experiences on mountains so visceral.
Getting hydrated and staying that was is a great place too be for all sorts of reasons, you’ll feel better and more energised. Feeling tired, getting dizzy or lacking energy could be signs of dehydration, so it’s worth paying attention to your fluid intake.
Getting your hydration right can have so many great effects on your body, skin, energy levels and overall health so it’s worth thinking about it and trying to add a few tactics everyday to your health improvement plans. A bit of thoughtful evolution can work better in the long term than a lot of revolution. Why don’t you try and pick up a few ideas here and let us know if you’ve been able to turn these into some great long term habits?
Meet the adventure peaks #everest summit team. From left to right:
Me (Mick Allen), Andy Taylor, Andrew James, Andrew Smith, Alistair Ball & Chris Harling.
Back in April an Adventure Peaks Expedition set out to cover LhakpaRi, North Col and Everest. Here at Chia Charge we were honoured to supply the team with some much need energy supplies, after all Everest isn’t for the fainthearted or under fuelled. We supplied the team with a range of flavour of the Chia Charge flapjacks so that everyone could find a flavour they loved, whilst receiving essential Protein from the Chia Seeds.
Chia seeds can be a fantastic addition to your diet. High in protein, fiber, omega-3, calcium, potassium and magnesium, chia seeds are a really simple way to increase daily nutrients and ensure your body is fighting fit. Particularly great if you are exercising regularly, due to their high protein content chia seeds are perfect to assist the body with repairing and regenerating muscle.
‘Super food’ has been somewhat of a buzzword in the industry over the last 12 months. There’s even now a channel four programme specifically dedicated to glorious superfoods! With many of us coming round to the idea of fueling our bodies primarily with nutritionally dense foods, we are adding more and more superfoods to our daily diet, but which provide the most benefits…
You may have noticed, we love the fact that nutrition can dramatically enhance your workouts, enabling you not only to train longer and harder, but also aid recovery too. Sometimes it can be tricky to understand what you should be eating, depending on whether you’re about to workout, you’ve just finished or you need a little boost during.
Here is our guide to sports nutrition, covering all scenarios…
Is there anyone who doesn’t like flapjacks? They’ve become a favourite amongst fitness types because they provide a quick release of long lasting carbs from the oats, taste great and are easy to carry in your bag. I’ve been making…
Is there anyone who doesn’t like flapjacks? They’ve become a favourite amongst fitness types because they provide a quick release of long lasting carbs from the oats, taste great and are easy to carry in your bag.
I have been supported by Tim and Chia Charge for a good year or so now and his products are not only natural and delicious they are super for general snacking as well as providing energy for endurance sports or even fuelling those high intensity sessions.