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When has being too fit ever been an issue? Don't let your fitness be the reason why you don't achieve your goal.

Training for your trip is all part of the journey too, and it makes the end goal all that much more rewarding when you've put the time and effort in during the lead up to it. Heading into a trip fit, resilient and capable also removes some anxiety for you as to whether you've got what it takes. If you've never trained for a trek or expedition before, here are some of our top tips to get you started:

  • Set some Goals: Your long term (main) goal is likely to be the trek or expedition itself, but if that is 6 or more months away then you may wish to set some short or mid-term goals to help keep you motivated but also track your fitness. These should be relevant to your main goal, and may be things such as 'To be able to hike a 1000m peak two days in a row in 3 months time' (Medium term) or 'Train at least 3 times a week for 4 weeks in a row' (Short Term)

  • 'Pick the Low Hanging Fruit': All too often when people start training they place far too much expectation on themselves, and this often ends up in a cessation of training once the novelty has worn off. Don't suddenly expect to start getting up at 5am to train 6 days a week if you currently get up at 8am and train sporadically. Pick one thing to make a change with, get that dialled and move on from there.

  • Be Consistent: Only with consistency can you expect to see results. Don't expect massive changes after just 2 weeks, but if you stick at it, then after 2 months you'll start to see the fruits of your labor. 

  • Be as specific as you can be: Dedicate your training time to things that are going to feed into your end goal. Does working on your biceps add much benefit to your aim trekking to Everest Base Camp (Apart from looking good in those pics of course). Break down your goal and then think about what's being asked of you, and what exercises are going to be the most beneficial. The chances are that the most specific way for you to train will be long walks in the mountains, preferably with a nice weighted pack. 

  • Log your progress: There's loads of ways to do this, but logging your training helps to keep you accountable, but also provides something awesome to look back on

  • Remember to have fun: Training doesn't have to be an absolute sufferfest. Yes, it should be hard, but if you can make at least some of your training fun then it won't be such a chore!


Company Director and Trek Manager, Matt Le Voi is also a fully qualified Personal Trainer and is available to create training programmes for you focused at achieving your goal. 

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Just want some basic advice on where to start? No problem! Just drop us an email and we'll see what we can do. 

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