Getting The Skills For Mountain Climbing

December 26, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Home & Family

Mountain climbing as a sport has come of age as one of the most popular extreme sports, no wonder schools and courses teaching it are experiencing their hey day. Other sports activity can also give the same results. They will help you learn climbing methods and safety. These are both of extreme importance in this kind of sport. Their aim is to make us learn how not to suffer injuries doing what we enjoy doing.

Climbing schools focus mainly on first time climbers. The basics of the sport and it’s safety can be learned through artificial climbing walls. Trips to mountains, cliffs and other places where we can climb are commonly the syllabus of the courses. I can teach you some few tricks involved in mountain climbing although I’m not an avid mountain climber with lots of experience in mountain climbing. Preparing enough water to take with me on my mountain climbing trip would be the first step I would take. There’s a chance that you will be dehydrated even in cool climate, so bring at least 2 big bottles full of water.

You should also bring food or snacks. Mountain climbing is energy consuming. The parts of your body where you feel it most is your legs and leg muscles. Mountain climbing does not depend on a compass. But if you lack orientation in open, natural environment, you do need to work on compass skills.

You must also be physically fit to go on the trip and must have comfortable climbing that you can wear. Avoid having to walk long distances in pain as it slowly transfers from you feet to affect your whole body. Venturing into areas that has never been explored is not advisable for beginners who are not experienced. Food, water, emergency kit and companions are the things that you should have before you start doing it. Be aware that mountain climbing could be very dangerous whether you intend to go climbing in order to keep fit or as a hobby.

Before embarking on such an adventure, there are numerous tips you can learn. Having water and food supplies is number one on the list and you must also have the necessary equipment to protect you from cold, rain or snow. It is essential to be knowledgeable bout the route followed and the weather. It is good to know generally that mountain climbing requires a lot of attention and courage.

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The Author is an archeologist credited with credible and significant digs in Australia and China. He writes articles and lectures on Australian archeology and travels. This article is an excerpt from his upcoming book, Flinders Ranges National Park.

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