My name is Scott Semple, and I'm writing Arrowhead Endurance. I'm a coach, skimo racer, and climber.
I started climbing in 1996, studying endurance training with Scott Johnston in 2005, skimo racing in 2014, and coaching in 2019.
Today, I'm working on three books:
In 2022, I created www.skimotransitions.com.
I've coached a variety of mountain sports: alpine climbing, mountaineering, skimo racing, and trail running.
- Getting into SkiMo with Sam Naney, Scott Semple, and Luke Nelson
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- Free Speed: A Talk With Coach Scott Semple
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In 2014, I started skimo racing. I qualified for the Canadian National Team three times, competed at the 2019 World Championships, and finished 6th in Canada in my final season.
Before skimo, I was a sponsored climber, working with Black Diamond, SCARPA, Grivel, Metolius, Clif Bar, and Adidas Eyewear. I completed several first ascents and speed ascents, most notably Howse of Cards, Great Western, and Spinstone.
But that was all before Instagram, so it’s hard to tell if it ever really happened.