Are you intrigued by the idea of everesting? Imagine the feeling of having made it – more than you’ve ever made before? And at the same time, do you have doubts, maybe even fear, about whether you can do it at all? Then you’re like us before our own Everesting.
We both had these thoughts. On the one hand, a fascination with the challenge of Everesting and an extreme desire to experience it for yourself. On the other hand, the uncertainty of whether we would make it.
We would like to tell you: You can definitely do it. But we can’t, because there is no guarantee. But what we can say in any case: There is the possibility, indeed the Probability that you can create an Everesting. Our own history has shown it.
We are not professional athletes. Yes, we like to do sports, ride road bikes and mountain bikes, go hiking in the mountains. But we are not professionals who train many hours day after day.
Neither of us had ever run a half marathon before. Let alone a full marathon or even ultramarathon. But that is also not necessary to create an Everesting. What matters in Everesting is your stamina, your bite, your willingness to tolerate pain and fatigue while pushing yourself to your limits.
Physical fitness is an advantage, definitely. And you should prepare for your Everesting, go hiking regularly, preferably uphill. Prepare your muscles, vision and ligaments for the stress of Everesting by going on extended hikes, running for many hours at a time.
Unfortunately, there is no universal recipe. But you can better appreciate yourself by telling you about us and how we prepared for our Everesting.
“My basic fitness comes mainly from mountain biking and hiking. In everyday life I do the following things:
On average, I do about 6-10 hours of exercise a week.”
“My basic fitness comes from road biking and hiking. In everyday life I do the following things:
I also average 6-10 hours of exercise per week.”
We both go hiking in the mountains 1-2 times a year for several days at a time. Either from hut to hut, with tent, or several day hikes. Accordingly, our body is quite accustomed to sometimes doing sports and performing on several days in a row.
This basic fitness is a great prerequisite for Everesting. You don’t have to do the exact same things we do. Playing soccer, jogging or swimming also provide good basic fitness, which is the cornerstone for successful everesting.
We recommend a test 2 weeks before your Everesting, where you run about a quarter of the altitude meters at a time . The best way to do this is to find a mountain with a gondola or the possibility to go back down by car.
We made our test at the Schauinsland in Freiburg:
When you register, you will receive a training plan that will give you inspiration on how to properly prepare for your Everesting with ALPIN8. The plan covers the three key areas of strength, endurance and mental training – and he is improving from week to week. Of course, we are aware that a training plan is very individual and does not look the same for everyone. Therefore, see our proposal as helpful guidelinehow you can prepare for the event. Listen to your body and do your thing – maybe more, maybe less. Ultimately, many roads lead to Mount Everest.
If you register by March 21, you will receive our 6-month training plan.
If you register after March 22, you will receive our 3-month training plan.