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TRAINING

Training is an essential part of this trek. At EEE, we provide training on a Saturday at Mount Coot-Tha from 7-10am. Practice is where we will be assessing your fitness and provide you with the knowledge needed to be able to walk safely and for long periods of time. While trekking is perceived to be easy, it is straining on the muscles, and without proper training, it can be harmful to hike a path with little reception and one last minute resort which is helicopter rescue. Outside of our practice, we recommend walking whenever possible. While walking on flat grounds might get miles in the legs it is not helpful for the fitness needed to trek. Walking along hills and doing inclines at the gym will be more beneficial for your fitness are necessary to complete the event. If you are looking for specific exercises we recommend:

-    Step Ups

-    Squats

-    Lunges

-    Walking backwards

-    Sit-ups

-    Alternate arm and leg raises

 

Additionally, stretching is significant not to cause any injuries. The eight areas we recommend are:

1. Lower back

2. Figure four

3. Glute

4. Hamstring

5. Quad

6. Calf

7. Soleus / Achilles

8. Chest

 

Training is at the JC Slaughter Falls, and we meet at the first toilet block.

We recommend you wear hiking boots, gators, shorts, trek shirt and a pack with water and snacks.

 

DIET

Within the fee of coming onto the trek, we provide Complimentary Diet assessment by highly qualifies dietitian. This assessment entails an experienced trek dietitian printed recommendations that are tailored to your needs. However, you do not have to follow these recommendations. Your daily weight for food should not exceed 600grams per day. We recommend – 1 substantial meal for breakfast and dinner and at least three snack packs per day. Nevertheless, we strongly advise that you take the advice of the dietitian.​