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The Spiritual Daily Dozen

I am preparing again to summit Mt. Rainier. I gave it a go in 2011 but turned back on the top of Disappointment Cleaver. 
This year my plans are to summit on August 12, my 60th birthday. I'll keep you posted and share the results, but I wanted to share some of the training I am doing to prepare for the climb and how that relates to my life-long spiritual training.
I am climbing again with the best guides on the mountain, RMI Expeditions. As part of their support, they offer a 16-week training program to get you ready for your climb. 

The foundation of the program is what they call, The Rainier Dozen
Here's the list: 1.  Steam engine
2.  Three quarter squats
3.  Turkish Get Up
4.  Lunge
5.  Arm extender
6.  Triceps Dip
7.  Deep squat
8.  Steam engine laying down
9.  Mountain climber
10.  Push up
11.  Ranger crawl
12.  8 Point Body Builder These exercises can be done in about 15 minutes, and they engage every part of your body. Add cross-training exercises to these over a 16-we…