The Climbing Bible

Technical, physical and mental training for rock climbing

Author: Martin Mobråten Stian Christophersen Bjørn Sætnan

Series title: The Climbing Bible

Paperback publication date: 03 Sep 2020

Paperback ISBN: 9781912560707

Published to coincide with sport climbing’s debut in the Olympics, The Climbing Bible by Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen is a comprehensive guide to help you train effectively to become a better climber. Illustrated with 400 technique and action photos, and features stories from top climbers as well as a foreword by Jo Nesbø.

More and more people around the world are discovering how great climbing is, both indoors and outdoors. The Climbing Bible by internationally renowned climbers and coaches Martin Mobråten and Stian Christophersen is a comprehensive guide to help you train effectively to become a better climber. The authors have been climbing coaches for a number of years. Based on their own extensive experience and research, this book collates the best European training techniques into one book with information on how to specifically train for the technical, physical and mental performance factors in climbing – including endurance, power, motivation, fear of falling, and much more. It also deals with tactics, fingerboarding and finger strength, general training and injury prevention, injuries related to climbing, and training plans. It is illustrated with 400 technique and action photos, and features stories from top climbers as well as a foreword by climber and bestselling author Jo Nesbø. The Climbing Bible will help and motivate you to improve and develop as a climber and find even more joy in this fantastic sport.

Martin Mobråten has a master’s degree in civil engineering, has climbed for over 20 years, been an athlete on the Norwegian national team and is a former Nordic champion in climbing. He has climbed extensively outdoors and has redpointed several routes graded F8c+ and boulder problems up to Font 8c. Martin has coached the Norwegian Climbing Federation’s youth recruits and many of the stronger juniors in the Trondheim community for the past ten years. Martin works daily with climbing courses, route setting and facilitating climbing both indoors and outdoors.

Stian Christophersen is a physiotherapist and coach, has climbed for over 20 years, been an athlete on the national team and was the 2009 Norwegian bouldering champion. He has also climbed extensively outdoors and has first ascents of routes up to F8c and boulder problems up to Font 8b+. Stian is a former national team coach in climbing and is a personal trainer for several of Norway’s best climbers. He has also been responsible for the Norwegian Climbing Federation’s education of coaches, and in addition to running his own physiotherapy practice he educates the next generation of coaches at both a national and international level.

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