The reason I ask is simple: I have been advised by my rheumatologist not to run. Hiking is fine, and is anyway what I want to train for (along with ski touring). I simply want to have to be able to comfortably complete longer hikes (40km+) with what for me is a lot of elevation gain (>>3000m), ideally as single push efforts.
NB: I did try searching for “big vert” in the search bar in the forum but got a message saying “An attempt to evade and bypass security filters was detected”. Seems to result from using quotation marks as big vert worked but returned 22 pages of results.
Thanks in advance!