Ernest Lew Summits Mt. Elbrus!
It is easy to forget that the development of fitness is not an end in and of itself – it is the application of fitness that should always be our downstream goal. In recent months, we have seen some really cool examples of San Francisco Crossfit athletes out there applying their fitness to sport – Pon and Josiah PRing in running events, Nate, Brian, and Erin winning a team triathlon, and Erin Cafaro winning a gold medal at the Olympics in rowing.
Another very cool and recent member if this group is long-time SFCFer, Ernest Lew. Ernest has been training with Coach Diane at San Francsico Crossfit for the last 2.5 years. You may recognize him as the athlete who shows up almost an hour early for his appointments with Diane to mobilize and get prepared for his workouts.
On July 28, 2012, Ernest summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia. Mt. Elbrus is one of the famed 7 Summits and is the highest point in Europe at 18,510 feet. At this time last year, Ernest summited one of the other 7 Summits – Mount Aconcagua on the Chilean/Argentinian border. Aconcagua is not only the highest peak of the Andes and South America, but in fact the highest point outside of Asia at 22,841 feet. Ernest credits his training with Coach Diane for getting him in shape to be able to bag these two huuuugggee summits.