The Trainer had been to the Annapurna area in the early eighties and knew how important step training would be to our success in getting to Everest Base Camp.
That’s me in 2013. We didn’t make that time but it wasn’t because of our training regime.
So we kept up step training for our 2015 EBC Trek training. The purple pack was our 2015 trek when we made it to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar.
That’s me with blue pack in September 2018 when we trekked to the Gokyo in the Everest Base Camp region.
The walk into Khumjung lots of easy welcome steps.
Below is the very loose rocky steps not far below the first lake before Gokyo lake.
We found some external stairs which we trained at for our three treks. Close to home, shade in summer and cover from rain, but still outside. We trained twice a week on the stairs for the last six weeks before leaving. prior to that it was once every week, We started with 20 minutes of stairs and built up to 1 hour for the last six weeks.
So the moral of the story – do lots of stair training. And you will feel great at the top of every set of stairs you ascend on whatever adventure you are on.
Hi, Louise – This is a very timely post. I just started adding “step training” to my fitness routine today. You have a very wise trainer!
Reblogged this on The Year I Touched My Toes and commented:
Having trouble with the reblog concept … I need a trainer for blogging
Haha Thanks Donna. You can borrow him if you want. Just joking. I need to get my fitness back on track. So I need to listen to my own advice!