Getaway Trekking is proud of our excellent reputation when it comes to supporting the fitness and preparation of our clients. Our success rate is second to none!
You do not need an elite level of fitness to complete the Kokoda Track, Sandakan Death March, Kimberley Trek & Paddle, Everest Base Camp, or indeed any of our adventures but you do need to have excellent endurance and stamina, and a strong cardiovascular system.
Our experience is that a solid physical preparation will enhance the mental toughness needed to complete one of the world’s great journeys. In addition to the safety factors, the advantage of being well prepared is that your overall enjoyment will be enhanced. After you finish trekking for the day, you can look forward to relaxing happily with the locals, playing with the kids or having a swim.
Increasing your fitness also provides enormous health benefits and improves your general well being.
Talk to us about your fitness program. Melbourne, Adelaide and Cairns adventurers are also invited to come along to our regular training days.
There is more to preparing for your adventure than just fitness.
Preparation is also required in the areas of equipment and information. Poorly fitted boots will not contribute to a positive experience, any more than chafing shorts. We will talk with you about the benefits of buying v hiring, and just what you really need.
It is also very important that you know what you will be going into, so there are no unhappy surprises, particularly in the areas of accommodation, toilets and food. Equally important is preparation of what is acceptable in a cultural sense, so that relationships with carriers – and fellow trekkers – will be positive, ensuring your experience will be both rewarding and educational.
The expression ‘life changing experience’ may well be a cliché, however many people have returned to their homes and their families truly changed in their outlook to life. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by this – most really significant growth experiences occur when we take ourselves well outside our comfort zone, only to wonder later…..’I never thought I could…….’
We’d love to help you with your preparation. The bottom line is – the better prepared you are, the more powerful your experience will be.