Mountain climbing is one of the best outdoor activities for people who love adventures and like to take risks. It is fun filled, thrilling and exciting and all that one can imagine.
Though, it is not as easy as it seems. It carries a high amount of difficulty and risks within. Besides all this, it can be a truly inspiring experience for those who are prepared properly and keep a careful attention to their safety.
There is a real chance of death if you get it the wrong way. So before you head off for this experience, you must keep some tips in mind.
Good instruments– It is important to invest in the best quality kit for climbing. This would be quite expensive but nothing can be more important when it comes to your safety.
Only your safety kit can rescue you when there in an accident or injury. Invest in strong ropes, gears, anchors and other safety material. Check their quality yourself. Ensure that it can save you if you fall.
Good shoes– Shoes are equally important when you are climbing. Buy good quality sport shoes.
You will be on your feet all day long. Make sure your shoes don’t tear off. Your shoes give you a good grip while you climb.
They are your partners in climbing so they should be comfortable enough. They should fit your feet properly. Don’t go for over sized or tight shoes.
A good belayer– When you climb for the first time, make sure your partner or the lead climber is the one you can trust. He should be experienced in his work.
The person on the other side has got your back. In any case, you fall or you are injured, he will keep you safe. Always keep in mind that the belayer weight should be similar to your body weight. It will make it easier for them to belay you.
Make a good bonding with each other. Talk to him before hand and discus everything related to your climb in advance.
Use your feet– Most climbers use their hands to hold whatever is in front of them. Of course, upper arm force is important but the most important are your feet. Usually, they drag their feet up the formations.
Using your whole body along with your feet and hands will make climbing easier. Keeping your feet on the right place first will help you get up easily.
Keep your arms straight– Using your arms in the proper way will help you in your climb. Always keep your arms straight which helps their muscles to relax. If you keep them flexed, they will be under pressure.
This reduces the chances of being fatigue and increases the chance of relaxation. Exercising your muscles is very important before you head off for climbing.
Prepare for emergencies– We cannot predict the future and the conditions that you will have to face there. It is better if you prepare for possible problems in advance.
Some common problems are sprains, blisters, cramps, dehydration, fatigue, wounds and scratches.
Pack a first aid kid and learn how to use it. Keep everything important like bandages, pain killers, hydration salts etc. Taking a deep breath in time of difficulty will always help.
Adventures are best enjoyed when you are prepared for all the good and bad. Never hesitate in taking advice’s from the experienced. Having knowledge about something related will always help you. Don’t be afraid and go for it.