Training for trekking – series

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Training for trekking, part 2

Training for trekking, part 2

Indentifying and correcting any physical weaknesses or imbalances you have can make a big difference to your performance, says Nik Cook If you’re spending the money and taking the time to embark on a long overseas trek then ensuring you’re in the best possible condition when you hit the trail is a no-brainer. Although many people will argue that you can gain trekking specific fitness on the trip itself, at best this will mean poor performance or suffering early on but, worse case scenario could be injury, inability to keep up and an early flight home. Once you have your trip … Read more »

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Training for trekking, part 1

Training for trekking, part 1

In the first of the series, Nik Cook looks at how to pack and what other pre-trip preparation you need to think about… If you’re going on an overseas trekking trip, then getting your kit right, along with ensuring you’re physically prepared, should be top of your priorities. Nothing is more frustrating, or unnecessary, than failing to summit or complete a route because your kit or personal logistics wasn’t up to scratch. Get your pack right You should take as much care buying your pack as you do buying your boots. Trying on in-store is an imperative so don’t be tempted by … Read more »

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