How to Train for Big Mountain Exploration


One of the key things you should be thinking about around this time of the season is your fitness. There’s no doubt that those plans you’re laying down are going to take some hard work.

Other than all the planning, getting your body mountain fit before heading out offers massive advantages when you’re out exploring. You know, those summit views won’t catch themselves.

Xavier De Le Rue is a man of adventure. He has dedicated his life to the mountains and knows what it means to keep your body ready for the next objective.

In the first episode of ‘How To: XV’, Xav will walk us through his top four tips for preparing your body and your mind.


What is ‘How To: XV’?

Snowboarding Icon and FATMAP Ambassador Xavier De Le Rue has spent his life in the mountains. Along the way, he’s gained years of unique experience in everything from safety to navigation to fitness. The ‘How To: XV’ series aims to inform and inspire anyone who loves getting outdoors.

Starting October 17th 2018, we’ll release a new episode every week for 10 weeks to make you a smarter explorer.

Questions for Xav?

Throughout the series, we’ll be taking your questions on every ‘How To: XV’ episode. Send us your thoughts, comments and questions by leaving a comment below or by emailing us.

We’ll get back to you with answers from the man himself.

See you out there,

Adam and Team FATMAP