/ Am i in the right place

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VwJap - on 27 Feb 2013
someone has pointed me in the direction of this site, but it seems to be a place where people like to hang upside down, im trying to get into walking/hiking as i would like to do the Everest base camp trek in october,and would like some advice from people in the know if im doing things correctly, as i dont want to damage myself,

if someone would like to help stear me in the right directions it would be nice

john
What Goes Up - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to VwJap: Yup, plenty of walkers / hikers / mountaineers here. In fact you'd get the impression that Climbing is actually pretty low down the list of priorities in amongst all the threads about food, social philosophy, current affairs and conveyor belts. Probably best to pop a question in the expedition and alpine section and no doubt someone will be along soon enough...
eltankos - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to VwJap:
Maybe asking more specific questions would get you more answers.
But here's a couple of points,
The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the base camp trek. Get a good level of fitness (be it running/cycling, anything really) before you go.
Saying that, the best thing you can do over the summer is get outside and walk lots in the hills. If you cant do that, walk everywhere, down the shops, to work etc.
Invest in a good pair of boots, decent waterproofs and a good sleeping bag (you'll need one for the trek)
You can read about my base camp (and some extras) trek here http://tankgetshigh.wordpress.com/ (you'll have to scroll through to get to the older posts, and avoid the salesy bits :P)
Phil79 - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to VwJap:

Theres also a sister site to this: http://www.ukhillwalking.com/

Click on the green UKH in the header bar at the top of page. Largerly the same site as far as I can tell (same forums etc), but tailored and aimed more at the hikers/hill walkers.
VwJap - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to eltankos:
excellent blog, really enjoyed it, as for questiobs i was just making sure i was in the best place to post the 9 million i have
VwJap - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Phil79:

it is, well spotted, thanks
VwJap - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to VwJap: my first lots of questions are mainly about how I'm trying to get fit and if I've got the right kit for start with (buy right, buy once kinda thing) I've started a blog that has a couple of questions on it, if anyone would like to browse through and let me know how I'm doing I would be most grateful

John

http://johnsebc2013.blogspot.co.uk/
Jonny2vests - on 02 Mar 2013
In reply to VwJap:
> (In reply to VwJap) my first lots of questions are mainly about how I'm trying to get fit and if I've got the right kit for start with (buy right, buy once kinda thing) I've started a blog that has a couple of questions on it, if anyone would like to browse through and let me know how I'm doing I would be most grateful
>
> John
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> http://johnsebc2013.blogspot.co.uk/

You might get a better response posting on UKH.
ads.ukclimbing.com
Escher - on 02 Mar 2013
In reply to VwJap: Try Http://Trekinfo.com/forums , loads of relevant info there, kit lists, tips etc

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