Tips for Hiking and Climbing

Summer is here, and with it, the best time for hiking and climbing has finally come. Many nature lovers are now looking forward to extended tours in the mountains. But to be able to enjoy them, some preparatory work is necessary first. It is no coincidence that numerous helpers and guides have a lot to do in summer too. Hikers get lost, climbers get into difficult parts of mountains and need support from professionals. Even in the best weather, there are plenty of dangers lurking in the mountains. It is therefore imperative to prepare extensively for a mountain tour.

It is also essential to assess yourself and your abilities correctly. You must check the equipment beforehand, and having up-to-date snow situation is also necessary. You probably already know that snowfields persist well into summer. All of these measures can be vital in an emergency. Therefore, hikers and climbers should attach great importance to these tips before they set out to enjoy nature to the fullest.

Climbing
Climbing

Fitness and Health Are Basic Requirements

Many nature enthusiasts love going to the mountains in summer as hiking also has numerous positive effects on health. But it would help a great deal if you considered the risk factors because not everyone is physically suitable for a strenuous mountain tour. Only those who are fit and, most importantly, healthy should set out to climb a cliff. For example, one of health dangers is the risk of hearth failure, which especially increases in men over the age of 40. If you are not sure whether hiking or climbing is suitable for you, you should first consult a doctor. That determines possible risks in the course of the investigation and can thus help to avoid them.

You should check the equipment for a mountain tour for suitability before starting too. Nobody wants to find out that their ropes or hooks have a problem when hanging on the mountainside. Therefore, hikers and climbers should pay particular attention to this warning before starting a journey. If necessary, professionals can help carry out a functional and a visual check. Safety comes first, you can’t compromise here.

The Right Shoes Will Help

Don’t forget your shoes. The right shoes with a non-slip sole and hiking spikes are essential for a good and safe tour in the mountains. These snow chains for mountaineering boots help to deal with any terrain safely. Detailed maps and a GPS are beneficial if you don’t know the route as well. Hikers should also take an aluminium rescue blanket and Bivouac sacks to be protected against rain. Those two items are standard equipment, especially on longer trips.

The Right Shoes Will Help
The Right Shoes Will Help

Of course, a mobile phone is also part of the equipment. With the first aid kit as well as protection from the cold, the sun, and rain, the hiker is well prepared for all imaginable situations. Some hikers forget to stay hydrated, but enough drinking water belongs in every good hiking backpack. Hikers should adapt their equipment to the weather conditions. Always be careful when crossing snowfields or, if possible, avoid them. If that is not an option, don’t hesitate to use the spikes.