When planning for a great outdoor adventure, mountain climbing or trekking can be among your options, right?
When it comes to this kind of outdoor bonding activity, there are a lot of mountains which some professional climbers are frequently suggesting. So, if you want to experience real enjoyment and excuse, why not climb up to the summit of a particular majestic peak that is considered to be the highest in the country?
However, before you get so excited, especially in preparing your trekking essentials, try looking at the following tips first for that safe and worth remembering climb:
1. Start your day with a good and healthy breakfast. By having a nutrients-packed first meal for the day, will help you get enough carbohydrates that will provide you with the needed energy before the climb. So before joining your pack for mountain climbing, make sure that you have included oatmeal or rice in your breakfast.
2. Inform your family about your adventure and when they should expect you to come back. This is very important when we talk of safety. Think of this: when you said that you will be coming home two days after yet you were not able to make it, your family (or friends) can notify the concerned authorities who can help look for you.
3. Ask PAG-ASA or the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration about the latest weather updates. When considering trekking for an outdoor bonding pastime, you have to befriend your weather guys. This means that you have to frequent their website and be on look for weather updates on TV, radio, newspaper, and even on social media. If the weather experts say that it will not be wise to go out of your home's four corners during a certain period, then, stay! Do not take the risk. After all, you can always check the mountain anytime if the weather permits. Remember, it can never leave where it is now.
4. Bring with you some tools which can help you out in navigating. If you are in a place that is unfamiliar to you, you certainly need the assistance of a map, a compass, and a manualbook. Nothing beats someone who is prepared and the fact that you do not need to worry when you feel that you are heading to an unknown space while you climb to the mountain's apex. When you have this "army of navigation tools", you and your companions can always ask for their help should the need arise.
Keep posted for the second of these practical tips in preparing yourself for your mountain climbing getaway.
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Jenny Grace Molbog-Mendoza