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Mt Rainier Training Plan – Part 2

Hello everyone. Hope you are all having a wonderful winter! (Just two more day till spring though!)

We actually moved to Connecticut in mid-February so have experienced some interesting weather the last couple of weeks but it’s been good for me to get a bit more comfortable walking on snow. Don’t think this snow is similar to the one up on Mt Rainier but at least its snow!

For the last couple of months I’ve been preparing to start my Mt Rainier training and also researching other training regimens to add to the training I did last year. I found a really interesting and specific training program that I’ve been “testing out” for the last 2 months and it’s awesome and it’s kicking my butt!

It’s a 10 week program specifically designed for mountaineering expeditions such as…you guess it Mt Rainier!!

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Mt Rainier Training Plan

Hello everybody and thanks for visiting my blog. On this post I want to share the training plan I followed for my first attempt to summit Mt Rainier. It was a 4 month plan and I tried to follow it as much as I could.

If you go back into my archives  you can see that I added some CrossFit workouts, swimming, and also started hiking with the backpack with some weight in it, so you guys can modify it to your liking but the goal is to be ready to hike back to back days for at least 9 hrs with 40-45 lbs in your backpack. Physically that’s what you need to be ready for the summit .

There are other technical skills that I lacked that I will work on for my second summit bid and I will share these with you guys…so stayed tuned!

click here to go to the training plan page, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.