Mountain climbing is definitely fun, right?
When you and your relatives and friends are looking for an outdoor adventure that can be attended and participated in by many, if not by everyone you are eyeing to be part of the team, you end up most of the time choosing mountain climbing.
Well, we can never blame you for that since we also know how exciting this particular activity is. However, before you start preparing your climbing necessities and putting on your climbing gears and hiking shoes, take time to know some additional tips first that will help you out throughout your journey.
In our previous article, we talked about six practical tips, while in this piece we are going to tackle about seven additional pieces of advice for your great trekking adventure. So keep on reading to know about these things.
1. Plan. Plan. Plan… especially if it will be your first time! Nothing can ever beat good planning. You need to plan out strategies on how to make your adventure worth remembering.
2. Aim for a more challenging climb next time. Since you already have an experience of going to the summit of a mountain, try something new on your second ascent. You may opt for expedition peaks as your next stop since they require long walks, great technical climbing skills and enough mountaineering expertise. So each time you go for a climb, make it a goal.
3. Get an experienced and trustworthy guide. Make sure that you get guidance from an accredited guide who is connected to a reputable mountain climbing operator. Remember that your trekking experience will be affected by altitude and terrain. Thus, it is very crucial that an experienced companion is at bay.
4. Be prepared. Preparation is key when it comes to ensuring that you will enjoy every experience that you will get while on your way up to the peak. If you are living away from the mountain you are planning to visit, make sure to book for your flight (or transportation) and accommodation the moment you reach the area near the adventure. Likewise, you need to ask around about permits and other legal requirements.
5. Know what lies ahead. Before hitting the summit, some climbers may need to stay in a base camp for a while. Find out if your mountain climbing adventure requires such. By the way, when you are in your base camp, maximize your stay by checking if all your gears are intact and complete.
6. Start hitting the mountain. Yes, begin to climb. Excitement will now officially start. But we have a tip: stick to your route. By doing so, you will have less chances of getting into accidents since you are going to take the route which you actually prepared for.
7. Descend only when you still have enough time to get down safely. Contrary to what others might believe in, descending is actually more difficult than ascending since you need to control the fall of gravity. Thus, be extra careful.
With these things given to you now, we are sure that you are already giddy about starting your mountain climbing escapade, right?