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					Train Yourself Before You Climb That Mountain

Look at the calendar. Oh no, your climb is just a month away. You have to
start training now. The best method to train yourself in any activity is
to stimulate yourself into that activity. Therefore, in mountain
climbing, the basic skill needed is hiking. So before you head out to
that climb, you should grab a pack and begin a regime including hiking
exercises that has low intensity cardiovascular exercise.

Give yourself two to six weeks in this kind of regime. At the end of that
period, you would have known the basic mountain climbing skill.

1. The first two equipments you should purchase are a back pack and
boots. For their first climb, people generally rent boots because they
are quite expensive and it would be a waste of money if they will only
use it that one time.
2. Choose a small mountain or a hill near where you live.
3. Plan your exercise program. Make sure that the intensity and the
length of the whole routine increases gradually.
Let’s say for example in the first week, you trek for thirty minutes
thrice a week. In the second week, you go for forty five minutes carrying
15 to 30 lbs of weights with you for three to four times a week. In the
third week, you go for an hour with 30 to 45 lbs of weight with you for
three to four times a week. In the fourth week, ease on the weight and go
for one or two sessions.

Next thing you know, you’re ready for your climb.

Just remember to adjust your program when called for. A particular
routine isn't appropriate to everybody. Weights are added and reduced,
depending on the body type of the hiker.

Here are some important mountain climbing tips:
1. Your pack should have weights in the form of the water bottles. This
is because they won't tear up your back pack. You can also dump the water
when you reach the peak so that you don't put tension on your knees when
you climb down.
2. Use poles for trekking. These lessen the strain in your knees when you
ascend and descend.
3. Don't rush yourself. Keep it slow and steady. Start and stop depending
on your productivity. By listening to music, the rhythm is set.
4. Have realistic goals. If you push yourself too hard, you will only
hurt yourself. Before your climb, stretch and stay hydrated. You should
also rest two days before the expedition.