Tweet Georgie Bull, one of our contributers, has been sharing her “Get Fit” program in preparation for Hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania in September. This last couple of weeks she has been struck down with “the flu” but is finally on the mend. In this piece she muses over how her fitness campaign is […]
Tweet How is your exercise routine coming along? In this article Georgie Bull continues her getting fit for a multi-day hike series. If you are new here, we suggest you read the three previous articles which will give you some background about how we got to this point. – Getting fit for a multi day walking […]
Tweet I can feel my Overland Track fitness regime is going well, as I now trudge up my hill with far fewer rest stops and much less puffing. To add a bit of variety to my regime, and also make the most of the fabulous sunny winter day on Saturday, we headed off on the […]
Tweet In this article Georgie Bull continues her getting fit for a multi-day hike series. If you are new here, we suggest you read the two previous articles which will give you some background about how we got to this point. Getting fit for a multi day walking trip – some personal experience A hiking […]
Tweet It is really interesting reading your comments about how you get, or stay, fit for multi day walks. When I got home from my first Overland Track (OT) trip I read lots of sports medicine research journals, to find out what I SHOULD have done to get myself fit for Marion’s steps. (Marion’s is the […]
Tweet Gaiters are like boots, with different ones designed for different jobs. But are they just handy little accessories or wouldn’t-go-withouts? With a good range to choose from according to durability, weight, length, latest technology and price, have a look at the gaiters available in your local outdoor shop and online. My gear criteria are fairly […]
Tweet When you were out shopping for walking poles, did you notice some long and lanky, light, one piece poles that wouldn’t look out of place on a cross country skier . These poles are especially designed for the latest fitness craze – Nordic walking Ski field operators in the northern hemisphere agonised over how […]
Walking poles definitely make walking easier. Any age walker should think poles are great, if only because they will save your knees. In this article, Georgie Bull discusses walking poles and how to choose the right pole for the job you have in mind. With such a broad range of hiking poles on the market, how to select the best type and what to look for is really useful information.