Desiderata Institute Espresso Lessons From The Rock Warrior's Way
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. Author: Arno Ilgner. Softcover; 107 pages; black-and-white photographs. Desiderata Institute; copyright 2010.
A brilliant follow-up to The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental Training for Climbers published in 2003, Espresso Lessons from the Rock Warrior's Way provides the foundation material for that earlier work. Take the way of rock warriors with you into real-life climbing situations with this how-to style book from Arno Ilgner.
- Mountain Gear
The Rock Warrior's Way: Mental Training for Climbers, first published in 2003, outlines the foundation of the Warrior's Way (R) material. Espresso Lessons written by Arno Igner takes the material into practical climbing situations. It is the "how to" application of The Rock Warrior's Way, intended to build upon and complement it. Mental fitness training is simply improving your ability to keep attention in the moment. The most challenging-and interesting- moment in rock climbing is when your mind doubts whether or not you can continue climbing. Knowing when it is appropriate to push through this doubt and when to back off is critical for taking appropriate risks. Espresso Lessons helps you take appropriate risks. It is an intentional approach to risk-taking that includes very specific processes for gathering information, assessing risks, making risk decisions, and taking effective action.