3. Altitude Training
Climbing mountains isn't like too many other adventure sports, even aside from the risk factors involved. Sure, the fitness requirements are somewhat similar to other activities (such as strength and stamina), but with mountain climbing, the higher you get, the harder your body has to work.
Unfortunately, the only way that most of use can increase our efficiency at altitude is to actually train at altitude, which may not be an easy option. In addition, it can take days for a body to acclimate to high altitude, so it's not enough to simply head for the hills and start training. But the good news is that for shorter duration climbs, the efficiency of your body can be increased through your stamina training, and a body which uses oxygen more efficiently tends to do better at altitude.
There are methods which can be used by serious climbers for altitude training, such as a hypoxic tent, but most of these methods are not easily implemented by amateurs or hobby climbers.
4. Climb, Climb, Climb
Even with the best of physical training preparations, the real test is when the boots meet the rock, and one of the best ways to train is, you guessed it, to go climbing. Climb often, climb hard, and climb smart.
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