HOW TO TRAIN

Australian Traveller - - Getaways Tasman Peninsula -

The more ef­for t you put into train­ing in the time lead­ing up to your trip, the more you will en­joy your ex­pe­ri­ence. “Trek train­ing is more than just walk­ing,” Os­car Bed­ford, a Tas­ma­nia Ex­pe­di­tions guide, writes in the com­pany’s com­pre­hen­sive guide to get­ting ready. “It’s pre­par­ing the body for the in­creased in­ten­sity of un­du­la­tion, ter­rain, pack weight, kilo­me­tres walked and over­all en­durance.” For an in­tro­duc­tory to mod­er­ate walk such as the Three Capes and Tas­man Penin­sula, it’s rec­om­mended that trekkers have a rea­son­able de­gree of fit­ness and spend a cou­ple of hours, a few times a week, do­ing some ex­tended walk­ing while car­ry­ing a day­pack weigh­ing five to seven kilo­grams.

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