The idea of our training weekends is that you can get some practice trekking in various mountain trails, whilst meeting your trip leaders and fellow Bucketlisters. You will be able to test your hiking equipment and learn about various elements of your trip including:
- Self-management and safety
- Clothing and equipment choices
- Dealing with heat, cold and altitude
- Health and hygiene
- Hydration and nutrition
- Supportive group dynamics
- Working with porters
Although this is not compulsory, it is a brilliant opportunity to meet your team members and make friends before setting off together. You’ll learn about altitude sickness, how to recognise it and how it is treated. You will learn about equipment, what works best and how to use it effectively.
Our trekking training takes the form of hiking weekends in the Peak District or the Brecon Beacons National Park. These Peak District hiking weekends and Brecon Beacons hikes are brilliant trips in of themselves, taking in the natural beauty of the Peak District National Park and the Beacons, whilst having plenty of laughs along the way!