Mountaineering: Limited Training Time and Availability
Optimize your training, even with a busy schedule.
Are you a time-crunched climber? Are you planning a 2-10 day mountaineering objective and have limited time to train? Will you be trekking through the Himalayas soon? Complete this plan and you will be prepared for peaks like Kilimanjaro, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Vinson, Colorado 14ers, or easier trekking peaks like Nepal’s Island Peak. Also makes a great trekking training plan.
This thoroughly updated plan progresses over 12 weeks and tops out at 7:40 hours of training in the final week. All the endurance workouts in this plan can be uploaded to your smartwatch to guide you step-by-step. It does not include a final easy week, so it is important to plan one very light week (such as travel) after completing the program and before tackling your main objective.
This plan began life as programming designed by a coach for a busy professional heading to Kilimanjaro and has been updated and refined over the years to become a finely tuned plan that fits a niche for many ambitious climbers and adventure travelers.
The focus of this plan is 100% on your aerobic fitness which is the limiting factor for most climbers with a busy schedule.
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This training plan offers an efficient and convenient approach to elevate your fitness levels while minimizing the risk of injury before embarking on a demanding climbing endeavor. It is an excellent solution for individuals pursuing non-technical objectives, with time constraints for training.
First complete our Beginner Mountain Fitness plan, and then hit this plan. It’s a great combination and your legs will be rockets.