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Not sure whether you’re training enough for your high altitude trek or expedition?

Use The High Altitude Training Formula™ for FREE and calculate exactly how many hours you should be training per week to get fit enough for your trek or expedition.

Resting Heart Rate:


Highest altitude:


To calculate resting heart rate, put two fingers on the inner side of your wrist (thumb side). Count how many beats your have in 10 seconds and multiply that number by 6. That is your Resting Heart Rate.



The highest point that you're planning on reaching. Eg. Kilimanjaro summit - 5,895m.

The intended number of days for the trek or expedition. Eg. Everest Base Camp - 12 days.


Have you decided to do a high altitude mountain/route, but aren't sure how to train for it? Or if you'll be fit enough?

Old school thinking says to get fit for mountains, spend more time in the mountains. Which for most of us, is simply not possible. 

So, most people end up, inconsistently doing a bit of cardio and throwing in some random strength exercises with the hope that it will be enough.

But the truth is, it’s not. 

Which is why Kate transformed the vague and non-specific approach to mountaineering & trekking training by developing The Start To Summit Training System based on physiological principals through her knowledge as a Sports Scientist and experience as a mountaineer.

But high altitude mountaineering & trekking is not just about training and being fit enough.

That’s why you’ll find…

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The 3 Components To Best Prepare For Mountaineering & Trekking At High Altitude

Integrated into each coaching program so that you are not just fit enough but also mentally and knowledgeably best equipped for the challenge ahead.


Coaching Programs

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Not Sure Which Program Is Right For You?

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Kate’s most recent book,

A Step-By-Step Manual To Mountaineering & Trekking Around The World, is the new definitive roadmap to best prepare, physically and mentally, for high altitude challenges. Often called “the bible of mountaineering” in reviews, this book is an absolute must for beginners and intermediate climbers and trekkers who need a predictable and strategic plan to get them fit enough and primed for the challenge ahead.

More advice & tips here

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Kate Sielmann - Mountaineering & Trekking Training & Coaching

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