You’re planning on doing a trekking peak or route below 6,000m but the only problem is…
You don’t know how to train for it.
You’ve never taken on a physical challenge this demanding before, much less at high altitude.
You may have started training, doing a bit of this or a bit of that but you know it’s not enough - let alone specific enough to high altitude trekking.
Because you haven’t got a proper training plan that you actually trust to get you there, the little training that you have tried is inconsistent and guesswork at best.
You’ve also got so many questions about what to expect in terms of altitude, your boots, gloves, jackets and so much more but none of the blogs and videos you’ve seen seem to really answer those questions and instead leave you feeling overwhelmed.
You’ve committed to this challenge and a big part of you is so worried that you’ll be the slowest in the group and that you won’t actually make it.
What you need most right now is…
A proven step-by-step training system that’s specific to high altitude trekking that’s easy to follow, answers all the small and big questions about what to expect and most importantly…
Going to get you undoubtedly fit enough.
Here’s exactly what that training system looks like:
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But that’s only one part of this coaching program.
Here are the other four parts that make it so successful and exactly what you need to be best prepared for this challenge beyond the physical aspect:
1. Mountaineering & Trekking Training
Delivered to you in the form of a weekly customised training plan on your private profile within Kate’s app. Expect to find exercises that strengthen your Cardiovascular & Muscular Systems that are crucial and highly specific to trekking - as seen and described in Kate’s book . Each exercise has a short demonstration video so you know exactly how to do the exercise as well as the exact number of reps, sets and rest periods you should be doing based on the training phase that you’re strategically moving through.
2. Nutrition Plan
Being your ideal weight for this challenge is crucial which is why Kate calculates your ideal calorie and macronutrient intake so you hit your ideal weight without compromising on your energy levels for your training. Your nutrition plan is stored on your profile within the app, where you’ll also find over 350 different recipes that are automatically adjusted to your nutritional needs based on Kates calculations.
3. Gear Support
You’ll get weekly videos covering specific pieces of gear that you’ll need, as well as what they’re for, how to best use them and buy them in a multifunctional way so they serve you for this trip and any future trips. These videos are sent with a “what you need to know and when” approach in accordance with your departure timeline so that you can strategically get the knowledge you need in a manageable way and tick off your to do list on a weekly basis.
4. Mountain Mindset
Weekly mindset exercises and techniques with the goal of developing a deep sense of self belief, resilience and mental fortitude that will see you beyond any challenges you face on or off the mountain. As you move from strength to strength in your weekly training, expect to do the same in your mental approach.
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Why These Coaching Programs Produce Such Exceptional Results
Before you even start, Kate develops an Overall Training Draft to strategically plan each training phase and so that you get to see the bigger picture in bite size and easy to understand amounts. This will bring you so much certainty knowing you are following an exact step by step plan tailored to your goal.
The“best practices” and tips that have taken Kate over 8 years and 34 high altitude trips, to date, to learn, test and apply. Imagine how much more prepared you’d feel having 8 years of experience behind you.
Weekly videos covering everything from specific pieces of gear to altitude to breathing techniques to increase your lung capacity. Sent with a “what you need to know and when” approach so that you can strategically get the knowledge you need in a manageable way and tick off your to do list on a weekly basis.
Awareness and management of your training progression through a rating system so that as you adapt and become fitter and stronger, so do your weekly training sessions. Your training should to be consistently hard enough to stimulate the physiological changes.
Monthly calls to catch up, talk all things high altitude, answer any questions and give you the inspiring, motivational talk that you didn’t know you needed. It’s also a chance to connect and talk with someone who understands you, and why it’s important to you. You are not alone on this journey.
Bi-monthly fitness tests so that Kate can pin point your weaknesses, identify any imbalances to reduce the chance of injuries and make sure that you’re progressively getting stronger and fitter. If you don’t measure your fitness levels, how will ever improve them?
Weekly mindset techniques with the goal of developing a deep sense of self belief, resilience and mental fortitude that will see you beyond any challenge you face, on or off the mountain. As you move from strength to strength in your weekly training, expect to do the same in your mental approach.
Most importantly, accountability in the form of a coach who is deeply invested and dedicated to your success. It makes all the difference having someone in your corner who has the best intentions for you, who kindly yet firmly supports you, calls you out when you make excuses.
Not Convinced Yet?
Read what other people have said about this coaching program and what it’s like to be coached by Kate.
Ronan - Toubkal, Everest Base Camp
I found working with Kate to be invaluable, honestly I can say all of the training and advice Kate had provided me I utilised on a daily basis while on my climbs... be it basics like ensuring my water was treated to more advanced techniques such as descending using crampons and ice axe. All of the training programmes that Kate asigned me in the gym really paid off and I was honestly the strongest I've ever been on any climb. Kate not only provided a comprehensive training programme but more importantly Kate was a sounding board for any concerns or worries that I had in advance of the climb(s). We spoke often and Kate was always available to chat through any items that I had on my mind. This ranged from what snacks to bring, packing of gear/equipment and how to stay healthy on the climbs. Kate was hugely important as well when it came to preparing my mental game...we spoke about what the climb meant to me and how I might feel both in before and after. I completed Kilimanjaro back in 2019 without a coach. When I compare my performance of that climb vs Island Peak.. well it's not really comparable if I'm honest. Kate pushed me to achieve something magnificent and believed in me 100%.... I couldn’t honestly imagine completing another high altitude climb without working with Kate. I would recommend Kate to anyone who wants to succeed in their climbing pursuits - while success is not guaranteed, working with Kate will ensure you bring your A game to whatever climb you choose.
Virginia - Kilimanjaro & Annapurna Circuit Trek
Kate’s coaching style is approachable and encouraging. She is also always trying to adapt to the client’s needs. She is compassionate and disciplined which hugely helps when dealing with internal and external challenges.The most beneficial aspects of working with Kate for me, were the flexibility, close connection and her app that centralized all the information. It made it so easy to track everything and tick off what I had to do each week.
Had I not worked with Kate, I doubt whether I would have been prepared enough (mentally or physically) for the plans I had - I needed to have someone pushing me to be accountable and working with Kate was a real success. I would recommend Kate to anyone, like me, who is taking their first steps into the climbing world and is looking for a solid coach next to her/him/they who can really prepare them.
Tara - Toubkal
When I booked to climb Mount Toubkal, I was attending the gym to increase my physical fitness but I didn't know what to focus on and the PT's at my gym aren't specialised in mountaineering. I reached out to Kate and at the end of our first phone call, I had signed up for her programme. She blew me away with her wealth of knowledge and experience. She designed a training program that helped improve my strength, endurance and flexibility, all essential for mountaineering. I began approaching my training in a completely new way because I knew if I followed the programme, I would be able to climb Mount Toubkal. Kate helped me improve my technique, set realistic goals and through monitoring my progress, encouraged me to push myself harder. I could see my progress in the gym but for me, it really came through when I was out hiking. I could see such a huge improvement in my cardiovascular fitness, I was stronger and for me, most importantly, finally confident in my capability. Working with Kate is the reason I reached the summit of Mount Toubkal. I would highly recommend Kate if you are taking on any type of Mountaineering challenge. Her dedication and professionalism are second to none and she gave me a love and understanding of exercise that I didn't have previously. I look forward to engaging with Kate again for my trip to Kilimanjaro in 2024.
Menaka - Kilimanjaro & Everest Base Camp
I was very lucky to come across Kate when I read her book on Mountaineering & Trekking around the world and knew that she would be the right coach for me. I was 57 at the time and not really fit at all! I was hoping to trek Mt.Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp and did not even have the right gear. So I dropped Kate an email and we organised a call and my personal journey began! Kate helped me get fit for Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp and I am so pleased to say I managed to summit Kili and get to EBC! I could not have done this without Kate as I do get complacent and if given a chance will happily skip a training session. Kate was always encouraging, takes a lot of her personal time to ensure that you stay on track, address any issues you have with training, taking into account illnesses (like Covid) and gives you 100% support. I have been working with Kate for about 18 months now and I am so delighted with my progress. I would highly recommend Kate if you would like to start on this new mountaineering and trekking adventure! Her enthusiasm and energy is boundless. One of the most positive people I have met! I can honestly say she is not only my coach but also a friend! I am truly grateful for having an opportunity to work with her. There are countless coaches available in todays world with lots of apps but what you get with Kate is unparalleled. Kate is now training me to run The Great Wall of China Marathon ! Thank you Kate!!
Debbie - Everest Base Camp
I’m a 62-year old academic with limited time but unlimited desire to trek up mountains, the higher and longer the better! I started working with Kate to help me get ready for my trek to Everest Base Camp, and I could not have made a better decision. She devised a training plan, introduced me to the principles of heart rate training, encouraged me when I thought I wouldn’t make it, and admonished me (gently) when I wasn’t taking the workouts seriously. I arrived in Nepal feeling fitter than ever before and was able to apply what I had learned (pacing and mindset techniques!) on the trek. Overall, it was an amazing trek made even better by the fact that I was by far the oldest in my group but definitely one of the strongest! Kate is very responsive (even when she is traveling or climbing!), tailors the workouts to her clients’ need in a very mountain specific way, and has vast amounts of knowledge and experience that she manages to share with her clients’ in a timely and appropriate manner without overwhelming her clients’. I highly recommend Kate if you are planning a high altitude trip and want to be your fittest and most prepared. You will find her coaching invaluable.
Imagine For A Moment
how it would feel to not just be the fittest in your group but to also stand on the summit knowing that you’ve still got so much more to give. Knowing that you are unbreakable.
That could absolutely be you.
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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.
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.
Resting Heart Rate:
The intended number of days for the trek or expedition. Eg. Everest Base Camp - 12 days.
The highest point that you're planning on reaching. Eg. Kilimanjaro summit - 5,895m.
Your results will be emailed to you shortly INCLUDING the 5 ways you should be training to get fit enough for your high altitude trek/expedition.