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'MBCUK Mountain Bike -Trail Leader
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
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 dairy.
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 Coach".
achievements include two National Age Group Champions,
winner and runner up Home Nations Triathlon Championship
and four GB Triathlon / Duathlon Representatives.
his 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 2014
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.
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
Selecting the right
team for each expedition
Physical conditioning and training programs
to ensure success
Nutritional strategies for your training
Team safety, climbing precautions, and
Preparing for and surviving in extreme
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
Training and Preparation is must-read
for every mountaineer. Read it before your
of the founding fathers of mountain
bike coaching on why he won't be using
his free bus pass just yet."
the full article here
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
on the image to the right to download
the full article.