In this episode, I share an incredibly valuable strategy for any hikers who are looking at doing an adventure which they are not 100% confident in completing.
(This is particularly important for anyone who is dealing with some type of pain or injury)
If there’s a bigger jump to take than day hikes to overnight hikes, it would have to be jumping from overnight hikes to multi-day pack carry hikes.
In my opinion, the mindset shift is without a doubt the biggest hurdle to overcome.
Day hiking involves, as the name suggests, hiking a trail for a day with a small day pack carrying only what you absolutely need.
Overnight hikes, for most, start off with driving to a campsite, finding a basecamp & pitching your tent, and then heading off somewhere for a day hike and returning to your campsite at days end.
You’re going to eat mostly different food to what you might eat during a day hike, but you do have the safety net of having your car nearby.
Furthermore, the biggest difference is that you’ll be sleeping in a tent.
But, multi-day hikes are a different kettle of fish.
With that in mind, this blog will go through how I believe you should plan for your first multi-day hike.
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 hikers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure.