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the 'Lows Gully' .
- Watch a clip of
the 'Cave & Mountain - Disabled Everest
Veteran & Blind Man' .
- Watch the 'MBCUK
Mountain Bike -Trail Leader Course' .
Rafferty spent most of a coaching career in the Army
Physical Training Corps Coaching and Training elite
athletes in numerous sports as well as preparing soldiers
fit for duty.
He is the founder
and Chief Executive of MBCUK, a nationally recognised
awarding body for mountain bike coach-leader awards.
performance over 3 decades has seen achievements including
Top 20 Finisher London Marathon! 3 X Combined/Service
Triathlon Champion and most recently silver medallist
Long Course World Duathlon Championship (Austria) World
Championship Ironman qualifier Canada.
highlights include climbing leader of the first descent
of Lows Gully Borneo, many of the worlds most challenging
caves and numerous world mountain ranges. See video
An academic profile including
a Master's Degree discounts any accusation of "all
brawn and no brain" as do coaching qualifications
including English Institute of Sports "High Performance
include two National Age Group Champions, winner and
runner up Home Nations Triathlon Championship and four
GB Triathlon / Duathlon Representatives.
involvement with High Altitude Mountaineering has seen
him coaching and or climbing with three of the major
Services expeditions;Everest West Ridge 2006, Ski Shishapangma
2007 and BSME Makalu 2008. Currently Makalu SE Ridge
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, Chip Rafferty
was lead writer in three chapters preparation
x endurance training x and equipment, 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 on these
aspects of mountaineering Academic profile incl:
Selecting the right team
for each expedition
Physical conditioning and training programs
to ensure success
Nutritional strategies for your training and
Team safety, climbing precautions, and first
Preparing for and surviving in extreme conditions
From the technical aspects
of a climb to the leadership and teamwork skills
so essential to success, this comprehensive guide
covers all of the essentials for a safe and successful
and Preparation is must-read for every mountaineer.
Read it before your next expedition.
MBCUK makes the front page
of the ABCC Journal with his report on his experience
of competing in theMegAvalanche, the World's longest
downhill race, in Alp D'Huez.
Click on the image to the
right to download the full article.