GM Training

Training for mountaineering includes developing cardiovascular fitness as well as training endurance, strength and balance. In our training on Thursday evenings, we include exercises specifically targeting the second part: endurance, strength and balance. You still need to run. :-)

We  have a training session on Thursdays which is only for our guides and by invitation and in cooperation with "The Circuit Gym" we offer an alpine fitness training on Wednesdays. This is open to everyone.

Fitness Training Overview

The Circuit Gym is offering functional training and has put together a fitness program that is based on the ground-breaking principles out of “Training for the New Alpinism” by Steve House and Scott Johnston. The training targets the specific training needs of hikers, climbers and mountaineers.

But the training also addresses all other interested athletes. A lot of focus is put on core strength and endurance, as well as full-body strength and general strength endurance.

A regular basic fitness test will be held to enable you to measure your progress. It is based on the alpine fitness assessment test from “Training for the new Alpinism”.


GM Fitness Training


The Circuit Gym, 5th Circular Road, Cantonments, Accra


Wednesdays, 19:00


60 minutes

Registration & Fee:

register with GM or The Circuit Gym, fees set by THE CIRCUIT GYM

Guide Training

To enable GM guides to assist and help other hikers and climbers in emergencies or extraordinarily challenging situations, the guides must be able to carry a minimum of 60% of their body weight in steep and uneven terrain over considerable distances. In addition, they must be able to run a minimum of 15 km with a 15 kg backpack and swim 500 meters in full clothing.

The training is meant to develop the specific endurance and strength necessary to act professionally as a GM guide even when the going gets rough

This is only for GM Guides and by invitation. 

GM Guide Training


Grasscutters, Osu Avenue Extension, Accra


Thursdays, 17:30


60 minutes


only for GM Guides or by invitation