What kind of training do you need to summit Kilimanjaro? There are many answers, as Kili climbers come from a range of backgrounds and fitness levels; some are runners, swimmers, cyclists, walking enthusiasts or just generally active people, and all do great on the trail! You’ll want to develop a good cardiovascular base and focus on Kili-specific strength training like squats, lunges, and calf raises. Try one of our favorite leg-strengthening and stability moves!