Everyone wants to climb mountains better and faster. Here are a few more tips on how to thrive when the road gets steep.
Aside from the obvious things like losing weight and thinking about technique, is there a shortcut to get to the top quicker?
Firstly, think about pacing. The most effective way to the top is putting out a nice, even effort from bottom to top. Use of a power meter or heart rate monitor can help you with this.
If you're racing or really want to drop your riding mates, a timely attack will help to distance yourself without blowing up yourself. You can train this ability with sprint intervals on climbs.