Several years ago my right knee got damaged(?) and started hurting after a hike in the mountains.
I started using stair climbing as a way to strengthen my knee.
For almost a year I had no progress when I was stepping on each stairstep.
Then I started stepping on every other step when walking upstairs and on every step when walking downstairs.
In a few month this pain was almost completely eliminated.
How do you prepare for the rigorous physical requirements of high elevation adventure? Strength and endurance are key, but are only part of a more complex equation. How do you prepare for changes in altitude, exposure, diet, etc.? How do you mentally prepare? Learn from others and share what you know about training in advance for outdoor adventures.
BE SURE and have an orthopedist check it out. Recently I had a really bad knee and it was a meniscus tear. I had surgery and it was completely well a year later (more rapid recovery for those of you who arn't so old like me. I had mine torn in 1967 and operated on in 2014 and after all that time the operation was a complete success.
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