When the going gets tough the tough get going. It’s always been one of our favourite sayings at C2S and never more appropriate than when in the mountains.

Being able to endure is a necessary skill for every mountaineer and hill walker. Both physical and mental endurance are key.

Being tired isn’t an excuse in the hills your body can go through alot more effort than you think it can. Keep pushing through those barriers and you’ll surprise yourself at what you can do. Going uphill.. take smaller steps but take them more often and you’ll be surprised at the energy you can save. Going downhill… dont fight your body, find a comfortable pace and keep at that speed, all you have to do is keep up with your feet.

Mental endurance is alot different. To be an effective team member in the hills you’ve got to be mentally active. Keeping your brain working effectively when you are physically tired is a hard skill to master but its essential when in the hills. There are so many small things to pay attention to, especially when doing activities like navigating. Having a rough idea of where you are, where you’ve been, the direction you’re travelling, the abilities of your group and the route you chose, any one of these can be taxing mentally but you should be able to do all of this and more, especially in adverse weather conditions.

City to Summit can help advise ways to train both your body and your mind to prepare you for the hills and be a safety framework when you are practicing these skills in real life.

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