The Aconcagua Abstinence Agreement

Beggining October 1 and continuing for a period of approximately 3.5 months, my climbing partner Jake (seen here in the accompanying picture) and I will begin the Aconcagua Abstinence Agreement.

As the name implies, we will abstain from any and all alcohol, nicotine, and other, as we commit to our training for the summit of Aconcagua.

With a few exceptions, we have agreed that if either man commit an infraction of the Agreement, liquidated damages to the other man in the amount of $5 per violation will be paid into the "chit jar", payable on March 13, 2018.

This will undoubtedly be the most difficult, and most rewarding training component for this endeavor.

I frankly think this will begin a fundamental shift in my fitness, at least in terms of nutrition and overall health management.  

Anthony McClaren