Training

Mountains - and the outdoors - offer a playground for a variety of activities like hiking, rock and ice climbing, snow shoeing, skiing, trail running, mountain biking, skyrunning and many more.

The way we understand mountaineering, you need to be prepared for long approaches while loaded with heavy packs and then be ready to climb to the summit. When at the top, you still need to have enough strength and endurance to get back down and hike back home.

To be ready for this, we offer a regular, mountaineering -specific strength and endurance training and we organize regular trail runs with various grades of difficulty.

Water, water, water, then some more water

In Ghana, one of the big problems for any sports activity is the heat. Make sure you drink enough. And then drink some more.

Forget all the energy drinks. Instead, add some magnesium tablets to the water. Usually they come with some orange flavour and make it a bit more exciting to drink water.

Or get some electrolyte salts from the pharmacy. Tastes like crap, but they do the job.

GM Training

Every Thursday at 17:30 we train for about 60 minutes on the sports field of the German Swiss International School Accra. The training involves mountaineering specific strength and endurance exercises and is open for everyone. Come and check it out.

Trail running

If you don't run, all other training is incomplete. Trail running is a great way of training endurance and balance and we offer a series of trail running activities, usually on Saturday mornings, with increasing levels of distance and difficulty.