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Trek Training Weekends

Outdoorhire Trek Training

Our trek training weekends on the beautiful South Downs are specifically designed for those who are about to embark on a trekking expedition such as Kilimanjaro, The Inca Trail and Everest Base Camp. During the weekend our experienced instructors concentrate on the key factors which help to make a trek enjoyable and stress free. We focus our attention on ability and technique when we are out hiking and cover key topics including: Altitude, Clothing and Equipment, Fitness and Expedition Health, Night Hiking and Basic Navigation and Campcraft. The South Downs training in East Sussex is very convenient for those living in London and the south of England and enables a full weekend of training without having to take time off work.

Our instructors are all experienced and have a wealth of knowledge to help you prepare for all aspects of your challenge. During the weekend we will also discuss the kit you will need for your trip and will have examples for you to look at, all available to hire from our website at a discounted rate.

Next training weekend is 09/09/2017 - Has places available.

 

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Course Details

Below is an example of the Trek Training schedule

The Trek Training weekend costs £150.00 per person and will be structured across two days.
Day 1 - Full Day Saturday

  • Arrival at the start point
  • Introductions and Briefing
  • Training walk, minimum 6 hours, please bring your own packed lunch
  • Whilst walking we will discuss:
    • Nutrition and Hydration
    • Walking pole techniques and maintenance
    • Movement Skills
  • Back to hostel for wind down time and dinner
  • Evening Session
  • During the evening session we will discuss:
    • Layering, kit review and discussion
    • In Country Hygiene, body maintenance and looking after your feet
    • Altitude Issues and First aid
  • Leader Q&A

Day 2 - Part Day Sunday

  • Breakfast
  • Training Walk minimum 4 hours, packed lunch provided.
  • Movement skills
  • Leader Q&A
  • Arrival at end point mid-afternoon
NB. The schedule above is indicative only and is subject to variation.

Important Information

Please review the important documents below.

Hire Trek Training Kit
Printable Kit ListWhat To Wear and Bring for the Weekend
Booking Terms and Conditions
Medical/Consent Form - Please print, complete and bring with you to the course.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Instructor Profiles

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

IML, ML, SSLA, CWA, CWAA

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I grew up on Dartmoor and have always had a passion for travel and the outdoors. I have lead groups to Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya and Mt Toubkal as well and undertaking many personal expeditions including 3 weeks completing 14 first ascents in Northern Greenland and in 2013 having spent 5 weeks at Mt Shishapangma in Tibet camped at 6,000m.

At home I spend much of my time training, supervising and assessing Duke of Edinburgh award groups and provide instruction and coaching in Hill Walking, Trekking, Navigation and Climbing.

 

Stuart Howard

Stuart Howard

ML, SPA

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I have spent many years walking in the dales and on the fell sides of the UK and hold a particular fondness for the Lake District and I have been fortunate enough to explore some of the more remote areas of the world.

I began walking in Cumbria as a teenager, which gradually developed into mountaineering and membership of the Alpine Club. Over the years I have received funding from the Mount Everest Foundation and the British Mountaineering Council which has allowed me to make the first ascents of mountains in areas such as Greenland, Alaska and Kyrgyzstan.

At home I spend much of my time training, supervising and assessing Duke of Edinburgh award groups and provide instruction and coaching in Hill Walking, Trekking, Navigation and Climbing.

 

Nigel Lewis

Nigel Lewis

IML ML(S) SPA

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I am a native of South Wales and am lucky enough to have spent a lot of my adult life travelling all over the world. My real passion is for mountaineering and I have successfully summited Toubkal, Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya in Africa; Mera Peak and several +5,000m peaks in the Himalaya; Ishinca peak in the Andes and several +4,000m peaks in the Alps. I have trekked to Machu Picchu along the Inca trail, to Everest Base Camp, most of the trails in Mt Kenya National Park and routes in the Andes, Tatras, Atlas and Middle East.

I have led several expeditions overseas, including Africa, Central & South America and Asia. In the UK you can find me teaching navigation, first aid, climbing and expedition skills. I also train, supervise and assess Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. The rest of my spare time is spent rock climbing.

 

Craig Black

Craig Black

Zimbabwe Professional Guide

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Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, I passed the stringent Dept of National Parks & Wildlife Management professional guide qualifications to become one of only three professional guides licenced to lead walking safaris, canoe safaris on the Upper and the Lower Zambezi and Grade 5 whitewater rafting and kayaking in the Batoka Gorge below Victoria Falls.

I have led safaris and expeditions in all of Zimbabwe's main national parks as well as in Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Since moving to the UK I have spent a great deal of time in Ashdown Forest and the South Downs. Conservation, wildlife and history are my passion.

 

Dan Andrew

Dan Andrew

IML, ML(S), SPA

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Dan first discovered a love of the outdoor from a young age and has built on this initial interest ever since; be it walking or climbing. Dan likes to get off the beaten track seeking out areas which offer a variety of different experiences and terrain ranging from local crags in the Peak District to 4000m+ peaks in the Alps and beyond.

Having had experience as a youth worker, community sports development officer and outdoor instructor Dan has organised and lead numerous expeditions in North Africa, Slovenia and Europe. He also delivers UK mountain based events, including - navigation training, team building and climbing sessions. He holds the following qualifications - Community Sports Leaders Award, Single Pitch Award, Mountain Leader (Summer) Award, International Mountain Leader, Enhanced First Aid, IOSH Risk Assessor and is an aspirant Winter Mountain Leader.

 

Spike Reid

Spike Reid

IML, ML

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I was inspired to undertake expeditions whilst growing up on the edge of Dartmoor and spending much time up there with Scouts, Cadets and friends. Since then I have completed numerous mountaineering expeditions, in a wide variety of countries, ranging from first ascents in Tajikistan and Siberia, training young people in the Norwegian Arctic, and trekking in Nepal and Afghanistan.

In 2008 I circumnavigated the world along the line of 50ºN after winning a bursary from the Royal Geographical Society and Land Rover. I am also keen on rapidly-growing sport of stand-up paddleboarding, having recently completed the first circumnavigation of Martinique by paddleboard.