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Snoopy12

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Does anyone think I will be a good Idea do do like 6 mile walls with 10-20kg once per week? I'm 5 foot 9 and my brother said he was the same height as me when he applied and said yomp once a week because I will struggle due to my height.
 

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Start with a reasonably low mileage and weight and build yourself up gradually. Also make sure to wear proper hiking boots and not trainers

It will benefit you but personally I don't think it's something you can specifically train for
 

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I'm the same height and I've done plenty of long distance walking (DofE, Ten Tors, Lyke Wake etc) with weight up to 15kg and I've never found my height to be a hinderance.
If done with proper kit like Xerath said, so you can avoid injury, it won't do you any harm. Very least it'll mentally prepare you for the experience.
 

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It's good to walk. And if your sensible holds little injury risk in my opinion.

I often walk carrying between 10 and 20kg, including food water and baby stuff *text deleted*. Also grab a map and a compass, get some practice in.

I would echo above though. Correct footwear is a must.

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