June 25th Meet Day/ Fitness Assessment Weekend for September Mount Kilimanjaro Team
And what a weekend it was! 14 of the team were able to join us on our Free Meet Day offered to aid their preparation for their trek of Mt Kilimanjaro.
The aim of the day is to allow the team to meet with their guide and fellow trekkers, discuss the trek ahead and any queries that may remain and run through gear required.
We also hit the hills and this weekend, we choose the route over Strickeen down into the Gap and crossed onto the 'Chimneys' to ascend Tomies Mountain. The routes we choose are part of a fitness assessment covering terrains and exerting energy simular to that of a typical days trek.
The benefit of this day has proved very successful over the past years and with most of the team staying to partake in the Night Hike,that together with the earlier hike simulates summit night, the team left the Lodge on Sunday feeling ready to take on the challenge ahead
Hi Lorraine,Thanks a million for a fantastic weekend- I can't wait until September! Kind Regards,Lisa
Two days of trekking in great company with good food and comfortable lodgings. Our Fitness Training Weekend for Trekkers is geared for those wishing to take on a challenging trek or climb like Kilimanjaro, Elbrus or even Aconcagua and is recommended as part of a training plan.
We suggest you complete this course early in your training plan or at least 2-3 months prior to departure. This course is an ideal way to assess your fitness level with a long day on the mountains while simulating the summit day by starting in the dark early on day 2.
This course is designed for people who would like to use a guide to assess their fitness levels and to show them the fitness level required for trekking holidays that involve higher altitudes. (4000-6000+)