Eric J. Hörst (pronounced “Hurst”) is an internationally renowned author, researcher, climbing coach, and accomplished climber of more than 38 years. A student and teacher of climbing performance, Eric has coached hundreds of climbers, and his training books and concepts have spread to climbers in more than 50 countries. Eric is author of eight books (with many foreign translations) including the best-selling Training For Climbing, How to Climb 5.12, and Maximum Climbing. Eric has written more than 70 magazine articles, appeared on numerous TV broadcasts, and his techniques and photos have appeared in countless publications including Rock & Ice, Climbing, Outside, DeadPoint, Men’s Health, Fortune, Men’s Journal, Muscle Media, Muscle & Fitness, Parents, Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic Adventure, as well as European magazines such as Desnivel, Alpen, Climax, and Climber; he has also co-authored one research paper (“Behavior Analysis and Sport Climbing”, Journal of Behavioral Health and Medicine, 2010, with Dr. Richard Fleming). A self-professed “climber for life”, Eric remains active at the cliffs, traveling widely with his wife, Lisa, and sons, Cameron and Jonathan. Eric's Web site is: www.TrainingForClimbing.com.