Hiking, Climbing and Mountaineering
I am preparing for an active outdoor expedition.
Hiking, Climbing and Mountaineering at Altitude: You’re about to set off on a hike or climb. Your expedition may involve challenging treks on remote trails, variable weather conditions, long days of exertion carrying heavy packs, and of course, high altitudes. Though the journey may be difficult, the landscapes and the sense of accomplishment when you reach the summit are worth-it. We want you to enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime experience, not suffer through it. Give yourself the best chance at success by preparing at Altitude Athletic.
- At elevations above 10,000 ft (3,000 m), 50% of travellers experience Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
- Accessing training tools that simulate the mountain experience at sea-level
- Structuring an effective training plan that optimizes both performance and recovery
- Acclimating on-site can be costly and time-consuming
- Reduce Risk: Hypoxic training can reduce the risk of AMS by up to 40%
- Perform Better: Improve your body’s oxygen delivery and uptake for greater work tolerance at elevation
- Be Prepared: Replicate the demands of your expedition in the gym
- Enjoy More: Improve aerobic endurance and muscular strength so you can enjoy your experience, not suffer through it
GUIDES AND EXPEDITION COMPANIES
Your job is to ensure everyone in the group has a safe and enjoyable experience. Participants who come physically unprepared for the trek are often unable to keep up, leading to disparity in the group.
Participants need to be in good physical condition and ready for the challenges. We can work with guides and participants before departure.
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Try a session in the chamber: practice incline walking at elevation with a custom weighted pack or challenge your coordination on the VersaClimber.
Work with a professional: Get access to a well-structured program that addresses your specific needs.
Discover your data: Assess your fitness and identify weaknesses with a performance assessment.
Classes You May Enjoy
Train for the mountain with this climber-focused class. Your coach will lead you through a combination of interval hills and circuit style classes. The focus is to develop leg and core strength and endurance to build fitness and performance in muscles and movement patterns specific to mountaineering. Pro tip: bring your own weighted backpack or ask to use our’s.
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