Don't be fooled HIGHLANDER is no walk in the park
Temperatures from 15°C to 28°C
To fully enjoy HIGHLANDER, we strongly advise you to prepare physically beforehand. We recommend you backpack train in advance during the months leading to the event. During your physical preparations, don't forget to test the gear also.
All participants should be physically prepared for tackling a 37 km or a 25 km hike smoothly. We recommend some training in the months leading to HIGHLANDER Ras Al Khaimah to prepare for the adventure.
Above all, you must be able to carry a heavy backpack (practice with a 5-7 kg and increase gradually to 15-17 kg). Make sure you can walk in your hiking shoes and break them in prior to the event.
*The organizer will have training programs with several gyms across UAE that will help get you ready for those who require assistance in training. You can start training now by following our backpacking-specific online training video.