three things that you need to do to give yourself the best chance of climbing
Conserving energy by ensuring that you always have the right body temperature
will mean that your body is not working overtime to either cool down or heat up.
set off walking you need to be slightly cool, regularly climbers say "Be Bold,
Start Cold" so just before you start remove your down jacket or over jacket.
When you stop moving for your "maintenance stop" then immediately put on your
down jacket or over jacket to keep warm. This will help you conserve energy.
Ensure you have enough energy to summit and descend by "feeding your climb ".
You will be trekking for 13-15 hours on summit day and could easily consume burn
over. 4000 calories during this time. We suggest that you bring with you a
selection of things you like, and find easy, to eat such as candy bars, crisp,
cookies, trail mix, fruits, nuts, energy bars, and hard sweets for summit day.
During your summit ascent we will have "maintenance stops" not rest stops- you
need to use this time effectively to make sure that you are ready for the next
stage. Plan in advance what you need to do: adjust your clothing, have a loo
visit, eat and drink and most importantly before you stop put on something warm
to prevent heat loss.
but not too slowly
Our guides will set a pace that they think is best for you and you should try
and maintain this pace. Going too fast puts you at risk of altitude sickness,
going too slow will mean your walking day becomes impossibly long. Just keep
plodding and you will get there.