Preparing for a climbing trip is never easy! In fact, if you are setting up for a new trip to climb a mountain, then you have to get mentally prepared for the upcoming risks and dangers.
Yes, rock climbing is not at all an easy thing to do, and it involves an enormous amount of risks and dangers.
However, if there is a passion in you to climb, if there is a thirst in you to achieve your goal, then here are a few tips which you must always keep in mind. Here is How you prepare for a Climbing Trip-
The Climbing Area:
Before you start preparing for your climb, make sure that you know everything about the climbing area. The first preference should be to make sure that the climbing area is safe and climate conditions are favourable. This involves some research from your end and a brief consultation with your teammates. No climbing area would be stable and it just takes one wrong step to fall off from a rock. So before you proceed, you must make sure that the climbing area doesn’t have a slippery surface.
If you do not find any team mate helping you properly or guiding you then, you can also opt for a guide book. This will give you a precise detail about the terrain and the peaks. It also tells about the oxygen level, which is crucial in high altitude climbs.
Now this is the most important part of any mountain area on the planet. There is nothing predictable about the weather, and most interestingly, it changes from one altitude to another altitude.
Thus, you must have a good knowledge about the weather, and you must also know that whether it is safe to move upwards with the current weather condition or not. The weather forecasting must also include the speed of the wind as well as the direction in which it is flowing. This is because the speed of the wind will direct you when you are at rest. So you need to have a good prediction about this as well. Apart from this, you must also have a good knowledge of how quickly the weather changes in that area.
Lodging for a night in the mountain is another area of concern. It is assumed that you have to set your goal for the day and after reaching a certain point; you would be willing to take some rest.
So you need to prepare for your base camp where you would be having that rest. Remember one thing that the goal you have set must be achieved before the estimated time. This is because anything can happen at any moment and it is better to play safe and to move to a place where you would be lodging.
You must also carry all the required elements such as tents, lights and burning sticks to sleep for a night.
So always keep in mind these few basic things and consult your planning with your trainer before you head out for the trip!