TIPS FOR MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

Not only for nature lovers, but mountain climbing is also currently trending and is done by many people for various reasons.

Starting from high school students, college students, and even adults, many do this one activity.

Some people want to climb just because they need Instagram photos; some just go along with it because it’s a trend.

Climbing mountains can be difficult for some climbers, which can be dangerous.

Some climbers are not complete in their ascent due to inadequate equipment to get to the top of the mountain, and also poor physical health, and are not willing to force their way to the top of the mountain.

If you are a beginner and are still confused about what to do when climbing a mountain, then below are some tips that might help you reach the top of the mountain.

Determine the location and level of Ascent.

Determine in advance the location of the mountain whose climbing route is according to your abilities. Not all mountains have the same track with different levels of difficulty. So it’s a good idea to first research the mountain that you will climb and find out what the level of difficulty of the climb is. 

Prepare Physically Well. 

You need a healthy and fit physique to climb mountains. This is because your body will burn a lot of energy when it rises at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters above sea level. Not only that, but you also have to be able to adjust the oxygen that is running low due to fatigue.

To keep your body in shape when climbing a mountain, it’s a good idea to do sports that focus on your legs and back muscles. The backpack that you will carry when climbing usually weighs up to 18 kg, so it is very important to do physical exercise first to be strong when climbing.

What Should You Bring on Your Ascension? 

Pay attention to what important items you must bring when going up the mountain. Some people who are inexperienced in mountain climbing will usually carry non-essential items which end up weighing down their bags. 

Some important things that must be brought on the hike are a first aid kit, compass and GPS, insect lotion and sunscreen, water filter, utility knife, flashlight and spare battery, nylon cable, lighter, sunglasses, spare food, spare clothes, shelter (tent or sleeping bag), identification, sufficient money, proper footwear for climbing, cell phone, or two-way radio. 

For more details, it is best for you to first consult people who have experience of climbing the mountain so that it is clearer and more precise.

Foods That Must Be Brought When Climbing the Mountain.

Food is the most important thing you have to take with you when climbing. Some of the foods that you can take when climbing are: 2 bottles of water weighing 1.5 liters, rice with side dishes if necessary, bread, instant noodles, and chocolate, which are useful for increasing energy. You can also bring coffee or other isotonic water. All of these things are staples that you should carry in your bag when going up the mountain.

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