I am not doing Denali, but I have done a fair amount of training in DXB for ultras and mountaineering events. The UAE has great gyms fwiw. Good treadmills and stair mills at most gyms I’ve been too. Plus the strength workouts should be easy to accomplish in a gym. I have been up in the jebel jais but it gets wicked hot! Be aware and take LOTS of water. There’s not too much out there. Not sure where/how you’ll get a lot of sled workouts in but keep us posted as I could benefit from that in the future.
Just wondered if anyone else in the group is in Abu Dhabi or the wider UAE? Anyone climbed any of the Jebels in the north?
Just picked up a 5 week contract for all of April that will see me based in Abu Dhabi. Training will be moving into the gym and onto treadmill, stairmaster, and incline. Standby for questions about gym based endurance work and recommendations for what to watch on Netflix!
Not ideal for Denali in May but it will pay for my trip to Broad Peak and G2 in 2023 🙂
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