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1. Preparing To Train


Now that you have registered and are getting your mind and body ready to hike in the crown jewel of the North American landscape, Grand Canyon, we want to immediately settle any misgivings or nervousness you may have about taking on such a daunting task. First, you will be with a team of like-minded hikers who are here to support a cause you mutually love. Secondly, while Grand Canyon is a beautiful place, it can be dangerous too. We are going to do our best to be sure you are safe and sound, every step of the way. We have implemented a well-proven program that will challenge the most seasoned hikers yet provide access to a fun and relaxing adventure for those who choose that option. 


Preparing To Train For iConquer - Grand Canyon!


The Pages below contain important information that will help get you started on one of the best experiences of your life. Read each page carefully, and do not hesitate to contact iConquer Adventures with any questions or comments. 


From now until the end of your adventure, you will hear a few statements from us over and over. The reason is that they are important to you and all those around you.             


The first thing you will hear a lot is, THANK YOU! The iConquer team is grateful for your commitment to the cause and excitement about this adventure.   


The second word or phrase you will frequently hear - Safety, Safely & BE SAFE!


Our number one priority is clear. The iConquer team has led many walking and hiking adventures worldwide, and we have maintained an impeccable safety record. We are proud of this record and the risk management programs we developed and operate in conjunction with our resident teams in all of the venues we serve. You can read more about them on the following pages.            


The last item you will hear often is the word "TEAM"! During your training and while you are on-site during your adventure, we ask that you always keep in mind that you are on a team. Sometimes it is a team of just two people on a training hike together. Sometimes it's a larger group hike, training clinic or fundraising event. In all cases you will be part of a team comprised of people just like you who have raised money in support of this mission.


Keep in mind that while you are hiking with Conquer The Canyon, or an iConquer series hike, you probably won't be the fastest or slowest. Our hikes are never about speed. If you are quicker than some, be patient and consider slowing down and helping someone who may need it. If you are slower than some, be patient with yourself. There is no harm in trying to push yourself a bit, but understand that enjoying your adventure safely is the top priority. While you train, set a goal and always stick to your plan.


Please follow the links in the Table of Contents and read each page carefully BEFORE you start your training program.

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