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5 Off-Road 4x4 Camping Tips

4X4 Camping is a great way to access and save setup time when climbing spots in many parts of the world. It allows a climber or hiker to maximize the time enjoying the wilderness.

One of the most important aspects to consider while you roam the beaten tracks, but often neglected, is the vehicle- the 4x4 itself. After all, it is inside it where drivers spend most of their time and make the most important…


Posted on November 16, 2018 at 6:30pm

Top Tips for Solo Hiking

One of the joys of hiking is doing it with other people. Especially training for mountaineering, but with busy work schedules and life, it's sometimes hard to find partners to consistently go with. You shouldn't let this stop you. Here are some top tips for hikers that are especially important for solo hiking.

Risk tolerance

Know your limitations…


Posted on December 27, 2017 at 6:00pm

The Top 10 Things You Will Gain From Your First Mountaineering Experience

1. Increased fitness. It’s not easy hiking up snow with a heavy pack for hours on end and doing it at high altitude. Mountain climbing is one of the most physically demanding sports there is. However, if you’ve trained properly, most of your fitness gains will come before your big climb. 

 When training to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, I spent two hours a day training during the week and got out every weekend on mountaineering trips in the Cascade Mountains. Shortly after, I beat my…


Posted on October 1, 2016 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

Our Favorite Climbing and Backpacking Meals

Creating your own backpacking meals can be an easy and cost-effective way to enjoy the trail. You also get to enjoy great food and learn new skills. The main challenge that overwhelms some backpackers is finding lightweight ingredients that are easy to prepare, packed with energy, and are non-perishable. 

 Here are ten favorite trail recipes: 

1. Breakfast of Oatmeal, Walnuts, and Blueberries…


Posted on September 26, 2016 at 2:52am — 1 Comment

52 Hike Challenge

FitClimb was recently introduced to the 52 Hike Challenge, we think it’s a great program for inspiration and fitness for mountaineering.


The 52 Hike Challenge founded by Phillip and Karla as to inspire and encourage individuals to step outside their comfort zone in order to achieve the mental, physical, and spiritual benefits…


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At 1:57pm on February 2, 2017, Louise SHerikar said…

Thanks, Ali! By Macchu Pichu, I specifically meant the Inca Trail. I assume that's what you were referring to also?

At 7:39am on October 13, 2014, Miriam said…
Hi Ali, thanks for the advice. I hope to be able to keep up with the rest of the group I'm going with! I'll take on board your suggestions. Thanks again.
At 8:49pm on May 26, 2014, juanita hackart said…
Thank u for your response!! I am considering it seriously and dont know how possible it will be to get fit in 2 months!!! But.....I'm certainly going to give it my best!!!
At 6:03pm on February 15, 2012, Mars Chen said…

Hi Ali,

Thank you very much for allowing me to joint fitclimb, it is my honor to joint fitclimb.

It is great to hear that you have been to Taiwan and enjoy  Taroko national park, have you visited Zhuilu Old Road in Taroko national park? Have you visited Yushan national park?  You are welcome to visit Taiwan any times and if you need my supports, please feel free to let me know.

Best regards,


At 9:52pm on February 9, 2012, Hasan Arif Rahman said…

Thank you so very much for your nice and inspiring comment. To be honest I am just starting my climbing life, I will start my basic  mountaineering training in coming September. However mountains are my passion. I love the Himalayas. I would like to be touch with you. I hope it will help me in many ways. Thanks once again. Hasan from Bangladesh.


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