Photo above was of our secret stair training locations. Eight flights of stairs ten minutes from home. great for winter training because it was totally covered.
Week 1…Stairs 45 min; Treadmill walk run. on 1 step incline, 35 minutes; I stopped counting the steps and we started recording time.
Week 2…Stairs 50 min; Treadmill 45 min, 43.5 km, step incline 1, vft 143, 10 min run; Hill walk Viewbank, 1 hour 5 min; Treadmill 36 min, 4 km, vft 131.
Week 3…Stairs 1 hour, 4000 steps; Treadmill 3.65 km, 1270 vft; Treadmill 3km, 33min, 100 vft;
Week 4… Stairs 4,368 steps; Treadmill 4.256 km, 1559 vft. weight in pack 2.3k, 15 step incline; treadmill 3.038 km, 1120 vft., 2.4 kg weight.
Week 5… Treadmill 4.010 km,1580 vft, 56 min, 2.4 kg weight in pack; Walk on track 9 km, 2 hours 10 minutes: treadmill 3.117 km., 1506 vft in 51 min. on 15 step incline
Week 1…Treadmill 3.8 km, 1721 vft.,1 hour; Stairs 3,800 stairs 1 hour; Treadmill 3.825 km., 1500 vft.: Walk 9 km, 2.5 – 3 hours with trekking poles.
Week 2… Stairs 70min: Walk to Rosanna 8km: treadmill 3.92 km., 1502 vft., 1 hour; Treadmill 3.825 km., 1609 vft.: Walk hill and track training 8.3 km, 2 hours 40 min.
Week 3…Bike to Petty’s Orchard, fell off bike: Stairs; Treadmill 4.144 km., 1787 vft.; Treadmill 4.810 km, 2000 vft.; Walk 6 km. at Cape Patterson.
Week 4… Walk at beach, Cape Patterson; Walk hills, 9 km., small pack; Treadmill 4.113 km., 1767 vft., 1 hour and feeling very tired; Stairs 60 min; Walk 11.5 km.
What we were training for – The 2015 Trek
But if you want you can jump to Day One of the 2015 Trek Lukla to Phakding or get a taste of an Acclimatisation Day at Dingboche or you want to skip straight to one the best bits feeling on top the world at Kala Pattar.
If you are not convinced the incline training for EBC is worth the effort read 25 Reasons to Trek to Everest Base Camp.
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Hi Louise ,i am going to ebc in October. I am also in Melbourne, can you tell me where that hill is that was your favorite training place.
Hi, The favourite hill was in the back of Templestowe off the Main Yarra Trail between the canoe launch and Petty’s Orchard. It’s where all the mountain bike riders go. We also do lots of suburban hills in Heidelberg and off the lower Plenty River Trail. I have never done the 1000 steps in Dandenong because we don’t have time to waste to drive out there. I strongly advise talking trekking poles and make sure you train with them,at least the last three months. If you want more info about anything email me at
email@example.com. I hope you have a great trip.We are heading off again September/ October. Louise