Nutrition & Hydration
General principlesEating the right food, drinking enough water – and at the right times for optimal recovery and required energy release – enables you and your group to achieve your specific expedition objectives, and to have fun and challenge yourself, safely and responsibly.
- Bring combination of foods for slow and fast energy. Whole-wheat (low GI) foods for slow release and long lasting energy, and simple carbohydrates / fructose / sucrose for fast energy.
- Ensure that your water supply is accessible easily during the trek. A Camelback hydration system is ideal (but not in freezing conditions or for altitudes above 4500m where it can freeze).
- Bring enough food and water as contingency, in case of emergency, or in case you need more energy on particular days / sections. In colder climates (mountain ascents) you are likely to crave sweet and savory foods, so bring extra cookies, some cake, salted potato /cassava/corn chips and popcorn.