Getting Fit to Climb Mt Kinabalu

Physical Preparation for my Mt Kinabalu Summit Climb.
Although you do not need to be super fit, you do need to be in good physical condition.

Here are some suggestions from the Alpine Guides Association:

A good amount of outdoor cardiovascular exercise (power walking, cycling, running, mountain biking etc) and getting out for long days in the hills whenever possible is great preparation for your climb.

Fitness training should begin 2-3 months leading up to your trip

We recommend all climbers take cardiovascular sports at least twice a week, with each session being a minimum of 2 hours in duration at a medium intensity.

Fitness training should begin 2-3 months leading up to your trip, this way you should be well prepared. Ensure you are medically fit too.

It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommend that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Severe Anemia, Peptic Ulcers, Epileptic Fits, Obesity, Chronic Asthma, Muscular cramps, Hepatitis (jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climb.

About the Author
Company Director, PADI Master Instructor, Entrepreneur & Homemaker ! Joanne has worked in the travel & corporate world since 1992. A passionate conservation minded marine & wildlife enthusiast. Together with her husband Richard Swann they founded Downbelow Marine & Wildlife Adventures based upon their own travel & dive experiences.

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