Our expert says:
Sounds like you are doing a pretty good job of keeping fit!! What I would just suggest, is that you do some jogging on hills, or on a treadmill on elevation, since the Otter Trail is very undulating with quite a few climbs, however, the days are fairly short (in km's), so I really wouldn't worry. Alternatively, do some weekend walks in hilly areas with a day pack on your back.
Also try to keep your backpack at a weight less than 15kg (when on the trail) - i.e preferably at about 13kg - and ensure you have good hiking boots, so that you have better grip on the boulders.
It is a magnificant hike - I am envious! Enjoy it!
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