Meet Jamie Junker, CanPrev Ambassador, Alberta native, and Mountain Endurance Athlete.
Jamie is a rock climber, alpine climber, free solo climber, and mountaineer. The CanPrev Team thinks he’s more of a monkey, but you can decide for yourself.
Conquering the Canadian Rockies
Jamie discovering mountain running was like finding buried treasure; the excitement and thrill is just as monkeys finding bananas. Starting his mountain adventures at the age of 30, Jamie realized that rock climbing, mountain climbing, and alpine running allows him to explore his full athletic potential, where he strives to be healthier and in turn, improve his athletic performance.
Regardless of the weather, Jamie is out on the mountains. His goal is to climb every single mountain within a 200 kilometre radius of Banff, and is always aiming to become faster and stronger through intense training and healthy lifestyle. The adrenaline during his climbs and feelings of accomplishment at the peak is what drives his desire to attain a healthy and fit body, so that he can be the best possible version of himself.
A Memorable Mountain Adventure
There is no easy way to reach the summit of Mount Louis near Banff, Alberta. It is an alpine climb in which most experienced parties spend 8-12 hours to complete. For Jamie’s high intensity free-solo climb, he managed to achieve a time of 5 hours and 30 minutes, round trip, that included alpine climbing and rappelling, reaching an elevation of over 1,500m high. Though happy with this climb, Jamie hopes to return and conquer Mount Louis in less than 4 hours.
Words from Jamie
“Fitness and athletics are my life. There’s no feeling quite like making it to the top of a rock climbing route. When you get to the summit of a mountain, look down and see a tiny speck, which you realize is your car, you wonder how it’s even possible to accomplish that. You’re in a state of euphoria and you feel so connected to your own body and your environment. It’s incredibly addicting.” – Jamie Junker
Natural products that give awesome results are the best. The reason why Jamie loves CanPrev is because everything is so raw. It helps him to stay energized during his trek and promote faster recovery after each trip, so that he can move forward to conquer the next Canadian Rocky Mountain!
Connect with Jamie:
In the hot summer weather, Jamie can be found jumping from peak to peak, climbing up slabs of rock, or poking his head through soft chilly fog; where in the cold Canadian winters, he can be spotted ice climbing up the rocky mountains, digging pits in the ground as shelters, or swiftly skiing through puffy white snow.
Year-round, you can catch him taking selfies of his epic adventures. Check him out!