Be mountain fit

Be mountain fit for your Ian Taylor Trekking trip. You have decided to go on a trekking adventure.  You need to be mountain fit.  It could be a trek to Everest base camp, Annapurna, Kilimanjaro or some where in South America. When should I make the journey? How do I train? Who should I go with? We can help you get fully prepared for your specific trip. Ian has climbed Everest to the top, lead 30+ treks to Everest base camp, climbed Kilimanjaro 30+ times, Island peak 10+ times, Mera peak 5+ times and lead treks and climbs around the world.

Be mountain fit

Each trek or climb requires specific training and preparation. You need CONTACT US straight away to start getting accurate information from professionals. We will help you building a training schedule that suits you as an individual, your time frame, work schedule, facilities and other commitments you have to juggle.

Be Mountain Fit

Be mountain fit

When you decide what training you want to do, you need to:

1). Start Gradually and build slowly

2). Know your heart rate training zones

3). Don’t push to hard to fast

4). Get a professional training program

5). Think about getting a vo2 Max test

6). Stay well hydrated while training (1ltr for every hour of training)

7). Be specific in your training you are not running a marathon

8). Seek professional advice from us, as we know what it takes to be mountain fit

Be Mountain Fit

Be mountain fit

Each trek and climb has different acclimatization schedules. Some spend more time at high altitude, some have big summit days, some have challenging mixed climbing on mixed rock and snowy terrain. So you need to access a wide range of information that we have to get the right advice.

Be mountain fit

What all our adventure require, is you being mountain fit. This means you need to have the physical and muscular conditioning and endurance to be able to walk up and down mountains while trekking with up to 50% less oxygen getting to your muscles. Everyone is starting from a different age and fitness level and you need to get a personalized training plan in place that will work for you. Don’t copy some online program, this can work but why take a chance you need specific training for your specific situation.

Be mountain fit

You will need to follow a 3 phase plan:

1). Base phase

2). Build phase

3). Peak phase

Be mountain fit

The only way to do this,  is build a specific training schedule around hill work. If you are running a marathon you need to run. If you are trekking you need hill work. If you climbing you need to climb.  You need to build a training plan specific to what you are looking to achieve. You also need to commit to building from 4 hours a week to possibly 10+ hours per week depending on our chosen adventure.

Be mountain fit

If you are hiking for 6,10,14,20+ days back to back you need to be training each day back to back building from 3 days a week to 5/6 days a week depending on the trip. From 4 hours of walking up and down hills carrying 5kg/10lbs and gym work, building to 10+ hours walking up and down hills carrying 12kg/25lbs and gym work.

Be mountain fit

The KEY is to get a plan in place. Strength and endurance should be the two key elements of your preparation.  If you want access to our team. Sign up to one of our quality treks or climbs and get access to us 5 days a week. We can get you trained up and will work with you on getting the right information and knowledge needed to make sure you achieve your goals. Don’t waste your time with others. Get real results from our real experience.   Read some reviews

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