16 Week Mountaineering Training Plan
a comprehensive and versatile mountaineering training plan
maximize your climb.
Proven plan. Guaranteed results.
This state-of-the-art 16-week plan progresses gradually but will require considerable effort and commitment to complete. This plan demands some base-level fitness as it starts off with over 6 hours of required training per week and culminates in 11 hours per week. Workouts sync to your smartwatch which will guide you through each interval to maintain the accuracy and efficiency of the workout.
This is the minimum training plan that we recommend for those who have a goal of climbing an high altitude expeditionary peak such as Denali, Aconcagua, Peak Lenin, Cho Oyu, or Everest.
Commit to this plan and you’ll witness incredible improvements in your fitness. Join the ranks of countless mountaineers worldwide who have unlocked their true potential and achieved unparalleled success with this proven and finely-tuned training plan.
This plan is based on your RPE, or “Rate of Perceived Exertion,” where workout intensities are guided by how hard you are working based on your perception of effort (how hard the workout feels to you) rather than by heart rate. This plan is an adapted option for those who want to learn to calibrate their true effort levels in their workouts. For the HR-based version of this plan, click here.
Whether you use an RPE-based or heart rate-based training plan, we recommend that you use a chest-strap heart rate monitor and GPS watch to log all your training.
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