The key components for stair climbing are good leg strength, good aerobic fitness and upper body strength to use the handrails.
Everyone trains in different ways – it is up to you! However, aerobic fitness is extremely important.
Incorporate stair climbing into your training – even a couple of flights can be repeated over and over. Steep hills, sand dunes and tall buildings in your community can all be included in your training plan to build leg strength.
For first-time climbers or those who need to build up their fitness, start as soon as you can to increase your level of fitness. This is a challenging and fun, physical event.
We recommend you build up your training over a period of time. You might also wish to seek professional advice from a trainer to set up a programme to cover your specific fitness needs.
If you have a history of cardiac or lung problems, we advise you to seek medical advice before committing to the event and starting to train.