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Scottish winter mountaineering training plan
You will be re-directed to the Training Peaks website
Duration: 12 weeks
Experience level: Intermediate

The Scottish Highlands in winter offers a lifetime of adventures, but they don't come easy. 

Who is this program for?
This program is for the winter hillwalker or mountaineer who wants to make the most out of the Scottish winter season.
Anyone operating up to grade III will benefit from this program
It's designed for people who are active in the mountains but not used to following a structured training program.

What equipment do I need for this program?

For this plan you should have access to a gym or decent home gym. Equipment needed includes barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and resistance bands.

Ideally you should have easy access to off-road trails and hilly terrain. However, if you don't you can still follow this program. Certain sessions in the plan strongly suggest getting to the hills, so you can plan ahead if you need to travel.  

What will this program do?
For hillwalkers and mountaineers new to structured training, the best use of your time is to work on building your aerobic base, and your max strength. A big aerobic base will help power you through long days, and building your muscular strength will have great carryover to the physical demands of climbing mountains. 

When should I start?

We designed this program to be started in the autumn/ early winter so that by the end the mountains are (hopefully) in winter condition. This is so you spend less time in the gym and more time on the hill when the mountains are at their best. But you can start whenever is convenient for you and you'll still see lots of progress. 


What makes

RISE FITNESS programs different?

All our programs use the revolutionary Training Peaks app.

  • View your plan online or on the mobile app

  • Receive notifications of your scheduled workouts for the day

  • Review and modify your workouts, and track your progress over time.

And that's not all, you also get:

  • A detailed Ebook outlining how to follow the program, and the training principles behind it all.

  •  Mobility assessments and routines to help you get the best out of your training and support your health whether you're in the mountains or at home.

  • High-quality exercise demonstration videos and instructions from a qualified personal trainer. 

  • Outdoors sports aren't just about being fit, technical skill and mental attitude are just as important. We encourage you to get out in the mountains and practice your skills as much as possible. 

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