Baz Roberts, Peter Hillary, Arno Ilgner
, Andrew McAuley, Jer Collins, Tarn Pilkington, Doug Ammons, Alexander Nesbitt, Carl Battreall, Richard Ryan
Arno Ilgner distinguished himself as a pioneering rock climber in the 1970s and '80s, when the top climbs were bold and dangerous first ascents.These personal exploits are the foundation for Ilgnera's unique physical and mental training program - The Warrior's Way
.In 1995, after a thorough search of the literature and practice of mental training and the great warrior traditions, Ilgner formalized his methods, founded the Desiderata Institute, and began teaching his program full time.
Since then, he
has helped hundreds of student sharpen their awareness, focus attention, and understand their athletic (and life) challenges within a coherent, learning-based philosophy of intelligent risk-taking.Ilgner
considers the joy and satisfaction in the effort the "journey" intimately linked to successful attainment of goals, the "destination."Alumni of his
courses now include some of the nation's most prominent climbers.Ilgner
has run clinics in the north- and southeastern U.S, to California, Canada, and the U.K.He
has worked with young competition climbers and written national magazine articles based on his
methods.He holds a BA in geology, spent several years operating his own geological consulting firm in the Wyoming oil fields, attended the Army Ranger School, and served a non-combat tour of duty in Korea.He
currently resides with his
family near Nashville, Tennessee.Arno
launches our new series on training soon, and joins us from the US.