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Trek Training Weekend in South Downs, England

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Come with UIMLA-certified leader Steve on a training weekend for your next expedition! By focusing on the essential details necessary for an excursion, you will be able to complete your next adventure, wherever it may be!

2 Days

All year




Prepare yourself for your next expedition by training with us over a weekend in the South Downs of England! With easy access from London and southern England, this East Sussex training program will get you ready and able to trek anywhere in the world!

The South Downs are hills of chalk that stretch through three provinces in southern England. The range extends for roughly 670 square kilometers through East Sussex, West Sussex, and Hampshire, and was incorporated in the South Downs National Park in 2011.

The beauty of the region is incomparable, and it has been a stunning feature of the United Kingdom throughout history. The 20th century destruction during the war, particularly in the east, and the subsequent encroachment of development into the area, led to the recent creation of the park to maintain the integrity of the South Downs.

The convenience of the location makes it perfect for a weekend getaway to train for any and all upcoming excursions. Whether you have been eyeing a journey up Kilamanjaro or wanted to conquer Everest and the Himalayas, this program will set you up for success wherever the trail might lead you.

My experience at many of the world´s top trek destinations has enabled me to properly train other adventurers. During the program, I will address many issues you will face during a hike, including navigation, camping, fitness, and altitude, just ton ame a few. Covering safety and equipment measures will also prepare you for anything the trek might throw at you.

I will cover techniques that will enhance your abilities in many conditions. There will be sustained hiking on both days, so a basic level of fitness is necessary. However, this trip is meant for everyone, so all are welcome to join.

Book this training program NOW and take a weekend to prepare yourself for you next great expedition!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group tours.


Day 1: First Day

We will arrive and go over the itinerary, and then begin a 6-hour training walk. I will go over topics such as nutrition, hydration, walking techniques, and gear maintenance. Please bring your own lunch.

Once we return to the hostel for dinner, our evening lesson will cover altitude, layering clothes, and how to maintain your body during a trip.

Day 2: Second Day

After breakfast, we head out for a 4-hour training walk. I will focus on movement skills and we can have a Q & A. Lunch will follow, and then we head back for the end of our program.



More info

All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Clothes / equipment to bring include but are not limited to:

Base-layer shirt, mid-layer jacket, outer-layer jacket, hiking pants, hiking boots, backpack, sun protection, gloves, water bottles, personal food and drink(s).

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking and we can coordinate a meeting point.

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I am an International Mountain Leader with experience in the Himalayas, South America, the Pyrenees, Kilimanjaro, Mt Toubkal in Morocco and Greenland. I regularly deliver climbing instruction and guide treks and expeditions around the world. I also regularly coach Duke of Edinburgh groups and train & assesses the NNAS Navigation Award.





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