.: Arno Ilgner
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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.
In the 10 years since, 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.
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.
has run clinics in the north- and southeastern U.S, to California, Canada, and the U.K.
has worked with young competition climbers and written national magazine articles based on his
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.
currently resides with his
family near Nashville, Tennessee.
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Mental training is scarcely covered in the climbing literature, yet it is as important to performance as strength, flexibility, and technique.
unique approach to mental training, Arno Ilgner
draws essential elements from the rich "warrior" literature, as well as from sports psychology, and combines these with his
extensive climbing experience to create The Rock Warrior's Way.