8. Challenges and Goals

Once you understand the components you need

to include for a well-balanced wheelchair, walking

and hiking training program, it is time to get


For hikers walkers, and caregivers, the conditioning

program included here assumes that you are

new to fitness walking and strenuous hiking

prior to joining iConquer. If you are a seasoned

wheelchair athlete, runner or previous hiker, then

use the information here as a supplement to your

current regime. 


As an iConquer participant, it is your duty to

complete a comprehensive self-evaluation form

to decide which portions of this program best

suits you. Keep in mind that on each hike there

are multiple distances and levels of difficulties

from which to choose. You can select the one

that best fits your goals.


We want to be sure we get you on the correct

team and the information you provide us in your

initial and follow up forms is key. So whatever

your goal, whether it be hiking far and fast, a

more casual paced and interpretive hike, to

simply hiking with your choice of friends, use

this guide as a starting point and begin training

at a level that is best for you. Please remember,

there are NO EASY trails during our adventure.


NOTE: At the end of your training program, you

will be asked to complete a progress survey. The

information you provide will allow us to modify

the website content so that it caters to your

abilities, fitness level and interests.


The physical demands of hiking the Grand Canyon are in stark contrast to those found in fitness walking or hiking

on relatively flat terrain. For all participants, we are providing you with detailed trail description for our hike, so please read them so that you can train wisely and enjoy your entire adventure. 


Remember, having the correct chair, padding and gear is critical for the Rim Trail roll,  and for in-canyon hikers, walkers, and caregivers, strong knees, proper socks and well-fitting shoes and boots are a must. 



iConquer Adventures

6635 W Happy Valley Road

Suite A104-410

Glendale, AZ 85310   USA


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International  -  +1 623.561.0846


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