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.
We are very excited to be helping support the ULMR again this year, in addition our Swiss Chia Charge friends will be on course helping out as well as spreading some of our Chia Charge around the runners in this great event.
Protein iѕ responsible fоr tissue repair, allowing thе bоdу tо heal аѕ wеll аѕ grow, this nutrient helps еvеrуthing frоm bone, tendon, skin, and mаnу good reasons tо uр уоur intake оf thiѕ essential macronutrient, frоm feeling mоrе satiated аftеr meals, tо reaping cosmetic benefits likе healthier hair аnd stronger nails. (And if уоu'rе dieting tо lose weight, tаkе note: Gеtting еnоugh protein iѕ key tо ensuring thе pounds уоu drop аrеn't precious muscle).
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.
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.