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In 1995, after a thorough search of the literature and practice of mental training and the great warrior traditions, Ilgner formalized his methods, founded the Desiderata Institute, and began teaching his program full time.

Since then, he has helped hundreds of students sharpen their awareness, focus attention, and understand their athletic (and life) challenges within a coherent, learning-based philosophy of intelligent risk-taking. Ilgner considers the joy and satisfaction in the effort – the “journey” – intimately linked to successful attainment of goals, the “destination.” Alumni of his courses now include some of the nation’s most prominent climbers.

Ilgner has run clinics across the USA and Australia. He has worked with young competition climbers and written national magazine articles based on his methods. He holds a BA in geology, spent several years operating his own geological consulting firm in the Wyoming oil fields, acted as Chief Financial Officer for an industrial tool distribution company, attended the Army Ranger School, and served a non-combat tour of duty in Korea.

Email Arno to book a course with him (or select a prescheduled course, when available, below).

February 2020

Combat Veteran Course – Nashville, TN

February 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
The Crag, South Nashville, TN, 15115 Old Hickory Boulevard, Suite C
Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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Helping combat veterans and their families use climbing to work through their struggles, build trust, and reconnect.

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High Point, Chattanooga, TN – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

February 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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Triangle Rock Club, Richmond, VA – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

February 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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Inner Peaks, South End, NC – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

February 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Inner Peaks, South End, NC, 2220 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28203 United States
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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Inner Peaks, Matthews, NC – Applied Mental Training for Bouldering

February 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Inner Peaks, Matthews, NC, 10715 Independence Pointe Pkwy
Matthews, NC 28105 United States
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Move confidently on boulder problems.

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Triangle Rock Club, Raleigh, NC – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Triangle Rock Club, Raleigh, NC, 6022 Duraleigh Road
Raleigh, NC 27612 United States
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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Triangle Rock Club, Morrisville, NC – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Triangle Rock Club, Moorsville, NC, 102 Pheasant Wood Court
Morrisville, NC 27560
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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Triangle Rock Club, Durham, NC – Applied Mental Training for Bouldering

February 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Triangle Rock Club, Durham, NC, 1010 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27713 United States
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Move confidently on boulder problems.

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Stone Summit, Atlanta, GA – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stone Summit, Atlanta, GA, 3701 Presidential Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30340 United States
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Leave feeling comfortable how to fall, relax, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.Time frame: 4-hour clinic.

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Charleston Parks Climbing Wall, SC – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

February 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Charleston Parks Climbing Wall, SC, 871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412 United States
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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March 2020

Charleston Parks Climbing Wall, SC – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

March 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Charleston Parks Climbing Wall, SC, 871 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412 United States
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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Stone Summit Kennesaw, GA – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

March 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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Uptown Climbing, Baton Rouge, LA – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

March 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Uptown Climbing, LA, 10505 Coursey Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 United States
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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High Point, Memphis, TN – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

March 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
High Point, Memphis, TN, 21 N Humphreys Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120 United States
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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High Point, Huntsville, AL – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

March 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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The Crag, South Nashville, TN – Applied Mental Training for Bouldering

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Crag, South Nashville, TN, 15115 Old Hickory Boulevard, Suite C
Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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Move confidently on boulder problems.

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The Crag, South Nashville, TN – Falling & Commitment – Gym Clinic

March 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Crag, South Nashville, TN, 15115 Old Hickory Boulevard, Suite C
Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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By the end of the clinic feel comfortable how to fall, relax while climbing, rest effectively, and how to commit to the moves.

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