May 3 -
"Where is Conquer
Rincon' de la Viejo National Park, Costa Rica.
I need to sign up with a Conquer The Volcano non-profit organization
(.ORG Partner) to participate?"
YES! The Canadian
Diabetes Association is an official 2012 non-profit partner for
Conquer The Volcano! Please click here and visit our .ORG
Partner page and please don't forget to register for
our FREE newsletter. There is NO obligation, just information.
hike at Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is diverse and challenging. Can
I do this?"
Conquer The Volcano, there is something for everyone.
The Walking Connection
has developed Conquer
The Canyon and Conquer The Volcano to accommodate walkers
and hikers with varied interests and abilities. We also have created
a multi-week physical training and preparedness program to help
prepare you for your adventure.
are the hikes and how will I know which one is right for me?"
The choice is yours. We'll
help you every step of the way. Our hikes will follow the
Summit Trail and you can choose the hiking time and distance that
is best for you. Your Team Diabetesiabetes Coach and
The Walking Connection will provide you information and
ongoing support so that you select and properly train for the perfect
hike for you.
"I'm not a hiker,
can I do this?"
you have to do is engage yourself into the training and preparedness
portion of the program. You can do this by simply following the
online training schedule and preparedness manuals provided, read
your newsletters, participate in the blogs, Facebook and Twitter
postings during your training. When you arrive in Costa Rica, bring
an open mind and spirit of adventure, and follow the lead of your
EXPERT Walking Connection Costa Rican guide. We
will help you every step of the way.
"I'm an experienced
hiker, will I be challenged?"
summit trail is a full day challenging hike for even the best trained
athletes. Your guides will lead and set the pace based upon the
interests, fitness and technical abilities of each small group.
We will get you on a trail and hike that will
meet your adventurous spirit and challenge you. We want you to test
your endurance and your ability to deal with a variety of new and
different environmental conditions. Following your training schedule
and preparedness manual will be critical to your success.
"Do I need special
equipment and what should I bring?"
You do not need any
special equipment. Depending upon
where you live, the equipment you use to train will be more than
enough for your Conquer The Volcano hike. In fact, it may be too
much. In addition to your adventuresome spirit, you'll need sturdy
hiking boots, a good day pack, light hiking shorts and moisture
wicking T-Shirts! We'll explain in detail EXACTLY what you will
and won't need once you have joined Conquer The Volcano.
Conquer The Volcano Wheelchair Accessible? NO!
The hike at Conquer
The Volcano is not currently accessible to disabled participants.
However the grounds of the host property is fully accessible.
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