Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering and Peak Bagging

Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering and Peak Bagging is the most complete guide to training for hiking available today. In this 340 page manual you get 16 weeks of training goals to get you from the couch to the summit feeling like the champ you really are.

Book Description from Amazon:

[expand title=”(click for more)” swaptitle=”(click for less)”]Hiking, Nordic Walking, Mountaineering, Peak Bagging, Skiing, Snowshoeing and so much more. Lots of people want to do start doing these sports but they’re out of shape, or slow, or just let themselves go due to work or family. Some people are in pretty good shape but have never realized the benefit of a structured training program using progressive training protocols. Now is the time to become the best you can be.
If you are active in the outdoors, or just want to be more active, this book helps you get in the best shape you can fast. In only 16 weeks you’ll be stronger and faster at all of your favorite adventure outdoors sports. Every day of the 16 weeks is laid out for you in training tables that are easy to read and easy to follow. Every exercise is illustrated in detail so you know the right way to do it. Over 120 tables and 88 illustrations show you the way to accomplish your goals.
16 Weeks to the Top of the Peaks!
Every exercise in this book can be done in a commercial gym, a home gym, or even outdoors with less than $100 in gear. It’s all explained for you. There is supplementary material available to give you even more help, and allow you to adjust the training program to suit your own needs.
Buy it today, and begin your four month transformation and achieve your outdoors dreams now. Perfect gift for your friend, family, or loved one who hikes, skis, runs, snowshoes or any other sport on trails in the mountains or hills.
64,000 Words, 340 Pages, 120 tables, 88 photos[/expand]

5-Star Review on Amazon!

[expand title=”(click for more)” swaptitle=”(click for less)”]Most Helpful Book I’ve Read
This book has put my life on a new direction. I feel more inspired to get fit and do those climbs and mountain trails than I ever have before, because after reading this book I believe I can do it. This author is an outstanding teacher. He clearly knows what he’s talking about but he can explain the whole things in ways that are easy to understand, yet he does not talk down to the reader. I felt the conviction of the author that he believes in every one of us and our ability to train for hiking, mountaineering, and peak bagging (to borrow from the title!). The book is loaded with good pictures that helped me to see what he meant by certain exercises and equipment, and it also has helpful charts that we can use to track our progress and set goals. He’s used the knowledge he’s gained over many years of training and climbing and mountaineering to put together a great and do-able plan to help us enjoy the same adventures he’s been sharing with us in his books. I love how he’ll share tidbits of his adventures and how they apply to what he’s explaining at the moment. Many manuals like this are dry reading but I found this one to be interesting all the way to the end. Very good job, Mr. Miske. I look forward to your future books. Thanks for your commitment and hard work in teaching others.[/expand]


Training with a loaded backpack is a major part of this training program as we increase the load on your back each week. Here’s an article I wrote about that on another blog: CLICK HERE


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Nordic Walker?

I spent a week with a Russian Nordic Walking Team last year while at Elbrus Race 2013 and watched their training methods. My Dynamic Stretching Routine as described in the book was inspired by their morning warm-up and I demonstrate it with trekking poles in several of the photos in the book and in the training video at the extras link in the book. I run and hike regularly with poles so I know the drill. I did not leave you out!

Training for Hiking Dynamic Stretching - from the Video
Training for Hiking Dynamic Stretching – from the Video

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Training for Hiking. Don't you wish you were here?
Training for Hiking. Imagine – what if you were here?

Training for Hiking is great for all your outdoor activities

  • Nordic Walking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Mountaineering
  • Trekking

These are just a few of the sports that could benefit a lot from the concept of incremental vertical training introduced in this complete training for hiking program, the first of its kind. It’s based on the same concept of incremental mileage training popularized by the current slew of “Couch to 5K” and marathon type training programs. These are the same programs that you can pay hundreds of dollars for from various running training coaches on the internet.

Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging
Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging

Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering and Peak Bagging is the program geared specifically to put your valuable training time to the best use to get you to the top of the mountain. But it doesn’t stop there. If you are hiking or trekking with a small backpack and trekking poles on steep and rugged terrain, this is the one program you must have.

Spreadsheet table of training goals for a 12 week period
Spreadsheet tables of training goals for a 12 week period

As a responsible hiker myself I’ve included chapters on Leave No Trace, and all the different types of shoes and boots, clothing, trail food, hydration, and miscellaneous gear including safety items. I’ve posted articles about many of these topics at my popular training blog Seven Summits Body HERE.

There are 88 photographs and 120 spreadsheet tables in the 340 pages. There are over 63,000 words of text to describe everything from what type of shoes to wear to how to select a gym to train in. I even show you how to train outside with less than $100 in equipment.

Mountaineering Fitness - examining the contents of the backpack
Mountaineering Fitness – examining the contents of the backpack

Achieve the Summit of Your Dreams.

Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia - one of the most difficult of the Seven Summits
Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia – one of the most difficult of the Seven Summits

That was my dream mountain of 2013. Carstensz Pyramid, the highest peak in Oceania. What is your dream summit? Make it happen starting now. Don’t delay, order today.

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[expand title=”Original Book Description from Amazon: (click for more)” swaptitle=”(click for less)”]16 Weeks to the Top of the Peaks!

Don’t let lack of fitness stand in the way of achieving your dreams. If you’ve been wanting to hike but lack the fitness for it, you have to buy this book now and get started training. Over 300 pages written over 2 years with dozens of beta testers (human guinea pigs) this is the most complete book of its kind.

I’ll show you how to get off the couch and onto the summit in only 16 weeks of progressive training. The cardio is based on a vertical approach, with weekly mileage and vertical gain objectives. The strength training is designed to support your hiking goals without bulking you up or wearing you down.

You can do everything in this book in a commercial gym, a home gym, or even outside with less than $100 in gear. It’s all illustrated in detail in the book, and additional materials can be found online as described in this training manual.

I’ve hiked and climbed around the world on my Seven Summits Quest and I want to share my success and training methods with you. You owe it to yourself to get this book and get to the top.

338 pages, 64,000 words, 88 photos[/expand]