Even the easiest of club trips require a reasonable degree of fitness.   While individuals may have varying degrees of basic fitness it is unlikely that a person who has a sedentary job and plays no sport, will manage an average B Party trip.  The best preparation for tramping is tramping and there are hilly places in Napier and close to Hastings which make excellent training areas.  For example, a walk from the cattle stop  car park in Te Mata Park to the top of the peak, via the big redwoods, and back to the cattlestop via the road-side track with an 8 kg pack should take about 90 minutes. Further, this pace should be able to be maintained for 5 to 6 hours.


If unsure of your fitness check with the Club Captain or Trip Leader.