Are You Ready for Your Next Adventure?

Dr. Jon and his team at N.O.D Enterprises have decades of experience preparing for endurance events.

From summiting 8000m peaks and preparing for long expeditions, to ski mountaineering, ultra marathoning, fast-packing, triathlons, and more, we know how to progressively train and prepare for challenging adventures.  See Jon's Resume.


We offer two types of training experiences (see more details below):

  1. Live, one day or multi-day onsite training sessions with Dr. Jon in Vail, CO (or your own home location). 
  2. Monthly, training plans customized to you and your specific adventure.

Hiking, Training, Expeditions, High Altitude, Acclimitization
Hiking, Training, Expeditions, High Altitude, Acclimitization

Onsite Training Courses with Dr. Jon

Introduction to Expeditions Training

Mountaineering, crampons, camping, climbing, ropes, hiking, backpacking

You are an experienced hiker, have done some backpacking, climbed some small peaks, maybe a few 14ers. You want to go farther, to higher altitudes, and have big dreams but don't know where to begin training and what gear you need.  


Dr. Jon can help.  Come spend a day or two with him in beautiful Vail, CO where he will teach you the skills you need and answer all your questions.  This can include:

  • Beginner climbing and rappeling skills with ropes/harness
  • Interval training in the mountains
  • Winter camping 
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Specific balance and strength training exercises
  • And more......



Advanced Mountaineering Training

Denali, expedition, climbing gear, snow camping, high altitude

You have climbed some bigger peaks, requiring some glacier travel and mini expeditions, but you're ready to dream bigger.  Or maybe you've been on a longer expedition or attempted an 8000m peak but did not have a good experience. 


How do you prepare for the rigors of a high altitude climb? For spending days, weeks, or months on an expedition? Come spend a couple days with Dr. Jon in the CO backcountry (or a location of your choice) and increase your skills, fitness, and confidence that you can succeed.  This training can include: 

  • In-depth details and training to prepare for a multiweek expedition - acclimatizing to high altitudes, what to eat, gear selection, dealing with extreme cold, and more.
  • Advanced rope skills
  • Advanced winter camping techniques
  • Strength training to carry heavy packs 
  • Climbing techniques to minimize your oxygen demands


Monthly Training Plans - Customized to You & Your Lifestyle

Basic

Training, endurance, 8000m peaks, monthly plans, customized training packages

  • Free initial phone consultation
  • Custom training plan, delivered monthly and designed around YOUR lifestyle and circumstances
  • One email correspondence / week to answer questions
  • For a discounted fee, optional onsite training with Dr. Jon in Colorado

Advanced

Training, endurance, 8000m peaks, monthly plans, customized training packages

  • Free initial phone consultation
  • Custom training plan, delivered monthly and designed around YOUR lifestyle and circumstances
  • Gear and travel logistics advice
  • Mental training techniques
  • Unlimited email correspondence
  • 30 min / week of phone / Skype support
  • Free copy of one of Dr. Jon's books
  • For a discounted fee, optional onsite training with Dr. Jon in Colorado

Premium

Training, endurance, 8000m peaks, monthly plans, customized training packages

  • Free initial phone consultation
  • Custom training plan, delivered monthly and designed around YOUR lifestyle and circumstances
  • Gear and travel logistics advice
  • Mental training techniques
  • Unlimited email correspondence
  • 60 min / week of phone / Skype support
  • Free copy of one of Dr. Jon's books
  • For a discounted fee, optional onsite training with Dr. Jon in Colorado, or live training at the location of your choice

What Others Are Saying About Dr. Jon

"I highly recommend Jon as both an expedition guide for your customized trip, and also because if you train with him the summit never seems that far away or too difficult. From start to finish, from the moment I signed on to his custom trip,  we covered everything from aspects of the expedition:  how to train, what to expect,  the minor details, the climbing techniques, and everything in between. Then he covered lots of intangibles like gear selection, my nutrition,  as well as little tips and details even like how to keep my hands warm for situations that I might encounter on the trip as well."              

D. Johnson, Luboche East Climb (20,200'/6119m), Nepal