Mountaineering is not only a sport but also a tourism for those who love adventure. Every year, thousand of people gather to conquer the mountain peaks all over the world. To ensure safety while climbing, you can refer some steps below
Learn about the mountain that you intend to reach
You need to learn about the mountain you choose carefully before you get there, not that you just come and climb the mountain is done. You need to learn about the terrain, the weather and even the story relating to the place you want to conquer. These things will make the trip become more meaningful and interesting.
If you are not a professional climber, you also need to learn about the experience to conquer the mountain, what to prepare for the trip and aid skills and the safe streets to the summit. Never ignore the preparation because it’s very necessary and important to your life.
Good health and good stamina are very important factors when climbing. Climbing is not for those who is weak or get heart attack or high blood pressure. You have to adapt the altitude by training the stamina at high altitude frequently. Walking, climbing stairs, holding your breath in 90 seconds, standing one foot are the basic exercises you need to practice before starting the trip. These exercises will help your body increase stamina.
Besides that, you need to reserve your health by eating enough nutrients and sleep enough 8 hours a day before climbing.
Fighting spirit is one of the most important things to the climbers. In some cases, you have to make decision quickly without hesitate so that you can set up many diverse situations and find answers to practice this skill.
Prepare climbing gear
Make sure that you have necessary climbing gear in backpack because they will help you positively while climbing. Climbing gear including stick, hiking boots with good grip, sunglasses, gloves, helmet, sleeping bags, tent, lighter, flash – light,…
According to the weather or summit situation, you can wear suitable clothes. If you climb the mountain with more obstacle terrain, you should wear comfortable clothes to move easily.
Depending on the height of the mountain you climb, you can calculate how much food you should bring. If the mountain is under 1000 meters, you just bring a little bit food. And with the high mountains of 2000 meters or more, you must store enough food carefully because it is impossible for you to get up and down during the day.
Remember to bring nutrient food to provide more energy and easy to cook. Chocolate and snacks are popular food.
Prepare medicine and first aid kit
After you’ve prepared the climbing gear and food carefully, you should prepare the medicine for the trip. Some drugs such as headache, stomachache, antiseptic, insect repellent, bandages… will need for you because you can get injured anytime when climbing.
That’s all things you need to prepare well before starting the trip. Hope all of you will conquer many summits and enjoy the adventure. Have fun!