Am I fit enough?
At SUP & Summit, we get a buzz from the pleasure that our customers experience. In order to maintain your safety and ensuring that you and your fellow group members enjoy the activity to the maximum, undertaking an activity appropriate to your level of fitness is crucial.
We have numerous events which cater for different abilities - the key is to select the experience which suits your level of fitness, whilst enabling you to push your boundaries. All of our events are graded using the descriptors below however, this is only a guide and is dependent upon your level of fitness.
If you have never walked in the hills before or if you are unsure of your ability, why not sign up for one of our 'taster events'? These events will give you a good indicator of your ability to tackle bigger challenges and also enable you to test out your kit.
Walks for anyone who does not have a mobility issue, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn
Walks for anyone who does not have a mobility issue and able to walk for a minimum of 4 hours. May include some steep paths and open country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential
Walks for experienced country walkers with a good level of fitness, able to walk for a minimum of 6 hours. May include hills and rough country. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. If in doubt about fitness, participants should contact us
Walks for experienced and very fit walkers with additional skills. May involve scrambling and exposure.Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing are essential. If in doubt about fitness, participants should contact us
Stand-up paddle boarding
SUP is a wonderfully relaxing activity but if you haven't had a go before, it is not as effortless as you might think!
You need to have the ability to:
get into your wetsuit - your first achievement of the day!
lift and carry your paddle board
rotate your shoulders (you must be able to lift your arms high)
twist your upper body and bend at the waist
move yourself from a prone (lying flat) to a kneeling position
maintain a kneeling position for a period of time - and be able to get up again!
kick your legs effectively if you fall of your board in order to get back on
have sufficient upper body strength to pull yourself back onto your board if you fall off