Training for the hill – IN THE GYM!

I’m back in the gym after breaking a couple of ribs and this has left me with only 5 weeks to get hill fit should I venture north. So I started working with my PT to develop the muscles required and we came up with this doozy.

It feels identical to walking up hill on crampons. Brilliant. Note the foot position. Also my PT, Tom is pulling very hard on the resistance band.

Watch this space for more mountaineering focussed exercises – why should boulderers have all the gym space?