Today I discuss how you can best prepare and train for a high altitude hike if you don't live near any mountains.
While trekking at high altitude, what you put in your mouth can play a significant role in keeping you happy, safe and successful on the mountain. Specifically, carbohydrates are incredibly important for a number of reasons while on an altitude adventure.
Trekking at High Altitude is a whole different ball game to your usual hiking...and when you are in this unforgiving environment, your nutritional choices can contribute greatly to both your enjoyment and your chance of success.
In this episode I discuss the pros and cons of Simulated Altitude Training For Trekkers. And I answer the burning question... does it help prevent altitude sickness?
In this episode I discuss some of the most common mistakes I see trekkers making when it comes to high altitude and altitude sickness.
If you are Training for an Altitude trek in Sydney (or anywhere else that has absolutely zero elevation) you need to be smart!
Used by yogis for centuries, abdominal breathing is an incredibly useful tool for Altitude Trekking. Not only can it help improve your performance on the mountain, but it can reduce stress and increase comfort while trekking. It is a skill that all trekkers should learn, practice and master.
Simulated Altitude Training is a hot topic in the trekking world right now. Becoming more and more available for the everyday consumer, it is marketed as the next big thing in fitness. And while it has claimed benefits of everything from preventing altitude sickness to improving muscle power, the evidence available is often conflicting.
Some people love it. Some people hate it. And today I am going to break down the FACTS on what altitude training can do for you.
When it comes to Preventing Altitude Sickness while trekking, there are many supplements out there promising the world.
From 'enhancing bioavailability of oxygen', to 'increasing lung capacity' to 'increased blood volume' - many of these supplements seem too good to be true.
And in most cases, that is exactly the case.
So before you fork out your hard earned money, you need to ask yourself 'Does it actually work?"
This article will explore some of the few supplements that have been proven to work (and not just empty your wallet).
Everest Base Camp. Kilimanjaro. Mt Elbrus. Aconcagua. Some of the world's most iconic treks are at altitude.
But if your country isn't blessed with high mountains, or you are a first time trekker...
Chances are you haven't experienced high altitude before.
And if this is true, you want to make sure you aren't making these rookie mistakes...
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training for hiking, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training for hiking service created specifically to help trekkers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful bucket list adventure.