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Taking on the hills

While on 'traditional' hikes, as in speed hiking, climbs can be difficult. If you are a hiker who hates to climb, here are our tips to make this part of the hike easier!

Taking on the hills

While climbing, what are the difficulties that you may come across?

Climbing is when you exert the most physical effort. Your muscles warm up and your breath gets shorter. Above everything, it is important to climb at your own pace, otherwise, you risk cramping and having to stop your hike.

Reaching the summit requires muscular and cardiovascular fitness. Regular physical activity allows you to cope with the intensity of climbs but the climbs themselves represent a particular type of physical effort. By adding cycling as a form of cross training, you improve your heart health and muscular strength.

A helpful and practical tip to make climbs more pleasant—look ahead of you in order to analyse the path. This will allow you to anticipate the terrain and have the best footing while climbing. Your climbs will now be more comfortable! Also, a pair of hiking poles give you additional support and reduces climbing's discomfort and challenges.

And now, you are ready to take on your climbs!