Following Government advice and that of Public Health England, all of our events are now OFF until further notice.

This includes the build-up treks over the next few weekends.

On behalf of myself and my crew, we hope that you and your family remain safe in this unprecedented time.

As soon as the advice changes and we are encouraged to venture outdoors again we will be back on those hills.

We hope that you can support us.

This has been devastating for so many and still represents a terrible risk which is why we have had no choice but to take the actions that we have.

I hope that you understand.

This is a link to the latest information and advice.

Please note:

You are not permitted on any of our events if you have

  • Any flu-like symptoms
  • High temperatures, fever-like symptoms
  • Coughing, sneezing or a general feeling of being unwell
  • Returning from anywhere overseas within 14 days of our event/s
  • If you have any doubts about your health please stay away until your symptoms have cleared up and you are in no doubt that you are bug-free.

If you have any questions about any treks, the issues mentioned above or wish to know more about the virus – call us, or go straight to the Public Health England website.

For those sitting at home who still wish to get fit and get their endurance up, here are a few pointers for you:

  1. Get out on your own or with a friend/s
  2. Get a pack on with weight in it and complete sets of 10 on your home steps, your pack should be at least 10lbs and you should be doing at least 10 sets of 10.   Going up and down the steps to some funky music will build those legs muscles, a useful aid to hillwalking preparation.
  3. Squats / Ski squats – few people love these, they tend to work!!   get ski squatting!
  4. Lunges, another favourite, long steps, get that bum down and get those lunges in.
  5. Sit against the wall – see how long you can last – get beyond 2 mins
  6. Use home fitness equipment (my go-to bit of kit is the stepper)
  7. Mix it up, shake it up, throw some exciting music on, get a variation going and make it fun

Use this time wisely.

We have had all sorts of bugs, diseases, natural events etc affecting our events over the years (remember mad cow disease/foot n mouth?) whilst this appears to be the worst for global disruption, there is still plenty that we can all do to retain and build our physical and mental fitness readying ourselves for when this passes.

Stay strong, stay smart and on behalf of all at KO we wish you and your family a safe passage through this difficult period.

Phil Lee
Kuta Outdoors 07762791383