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Clay’s Best Hiking Exercise Picks – Round #2

Best hiking exercises according to Clay.  You decide 'the best' for your program.  Share your thoughts below...

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Dec 22, 2020

Best Hiking Exercises Battle Royale

What hiking exercises would you suggest adding and which should be removed?

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Dec 12, 2020

Trekking Downhill Does Not Have to Hurt

Training to hike downhill is a requirement to minimize falling or developing acute knee joint pain and suffering other lower body injuries…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Dec 4, 2020

Backpacking Training Plan: 28 Miles & 6,040 feet Elevation Gain

You can get some good ideas for your own workout from this backpack training plan post.  The Great Smoky Mountains backpacking trip that I…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Nov 10, 2020

Treadmill Elevation Gain Calculator

Calculate Elevation Gain on a Treadmill Hiking Workout Let me know how you leverage this tool to train for your next trip...  Generally I…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

2 Oct 19, 2020
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Elevation Gain Calculator for Stair Workouts

Stair Climbing Calculator: How to Calculate Elevation Gain and More I am curious how YOU guys would use this calculator...  I provide sugg…

Started by Marcus Shapiro

0 Sep 16, 2020

Fitness Training Plans

I am booked for a trip to attempt Mera Peak in Nepal in April. I am looking at which Fitness Plan would fit best for this trip. I feel that…

Started by James Handlon

6 Aug 26, 2020
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Fitness Programs Question

I'm working on my Adirondack 46 (24 into it) and used your 12 week program to prepare for a lengthily, multi-peak traverse. As I completed…

Started by Tom Gerace

0 Jan 31, 2020

Beginning Fitness

Hi. I am looking to do Mt. St. Helens at the end of September and need to start training ASAP! I want to follow the 6 week beginner plan bu…

Started by Nina Burgeno

0 Aug 20, 2019

Fell on my butt

Hi There  just joined up I have been following the 12 week training plan for a Cullen Ridge Scotland. I am on week 5. doing ok. Any way tod…

Started by Paul Troon

0 Apr 4, 2019


Free Training plans:
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6 week beginner plan

General Mountaineering:
Intermediate Plan 12 weeks

Mt. Rainier 12 week plan:

Mount Rainier Training Plan

8 Month Mountaineering Training & Fitness Plan

Meal Plans:
Backpacking and Climbing Meal Plans

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