Training for Base Camp

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Hi,

I'm walking in the Brecon Beacons most weekends, trying to get fit for the Everest Base Camp Trek leaving November 28th. If you are going too and want to meet up for a walk before hand, let me know...

jon

BibbyJ

Hey Jon

Not on your trip, but going EBC and Gokyo Lakes trip end of November, need to get out and do some training before hand and break in my new boots (that I have yet to buy) and test them for blisters, let me know if you still heading off to the  Brecon Beacons often

jonboy

Hi Sarah,

I'm heading up the Beacons for an 8 to 10 Mile walk on Saturdays the 7th and 21st August. Let me know if you want to come along too. 07974 791717.

Jon

gary0303

hi jon

im thinking of coming on the trip you are on, just wondering how your training is going and what boots your taking with you

gary

jonboy

Hi Gary,

Hope you decide to come with us! My training is going really well... which it needed to because I was 17 1/2 stone 6 months ago... now a more healthy 14 stone and can't wait.

My boots are Mammut Goretex, black, about £150 at Go Outdoors at the moment... never rubbed once, can't fault them at all!

If you're anywhere near South Wales, come for a walk up the Brecon Beacons to see how you get on.

Good Luck!

Jon

gary0303

its the training im worried about im not very fit been training for about 6 weeks so with about 12 weeks left not sure if i'll be fit enough  im just outside london not to many hills near me so using a treadmill it would be good to go breacon beacons to gauge my fitness im working this weekend but got a few weekends off after that.

gary

jonboy

To be honest, the experts say 12 weeks training is plenty for a trek like this...

If you want to meet up, the Beacons is the perfect place to test yourself. I do a regular walk now across 4 of the Beacons peaks and back, about 10 miles round trip in 4 to 5 hours and a height gain/loss of about 1,200 metres, so easily equivalent to one of the harder days on the base camp trek.

Get in touch if you want to give it a go. 07974 791717.

Jon

gary0303

hi jon

would be good to go brecon beacons 25 or 26 sept would be good for me

got my boots yesterday so have to wear them in

are you going on the trek by yourself

gary

gary0303

hi jon

actually 18 or 19 sept would be better

jonboy

Yeah, I can do 18th or 19th, you choose. There may also be a guy called Gareth walking with us too, depending on his work shifts next weekend. To be honest on a Saturday or Sunday this time of year there are a lot of people walking the beacons. I tend to chat to most people along the way and walk with others and groups for a while anyway...

 Jon

jonboy

Hi folks,

Gary and I met up for a walk in the Brecon Beacons on the 18th. It went really well and I think we'll do the same again in a few weeks time.

Get in touch if you're on our trip too and want to get together beforehand...

Jon

gary0303

hi jon not sure about going very well i was a bit out of breath but it was really good seeing how unfit i still am hoping i will be back there in a few weeks time just like to thank you again for taking me up there
gary

jonboy

Hi Gary (and anyone else who's coming on this trek) Get in touch if you want to do another walk in the Brecon Beacons on either Saturday the 16th or 30th October. Jon

jonboy

Hi Gary,

How's the training going?

Let me know if you want to meet up again.

Jon

jonboy

Well, one month to go and got the kit bag today, so getting excited!

Is there anyone else coming too?

Jon

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