Trekking safety guidelines

Trekking is a great outdoor activity. It is extremely popular among sports enthusiasts and people from all age groups. There are a number of trekking groups that organize trekking expeditions regularly due to the popularity and enthusiasm among the people about trekking. However, there is no doubt how exciting, thrilling and adventurous trekking can be but one should not overlook the possible dangers it has if you are not equipped adequately. Given below are few trekking safety guidelines.

  • One of the first things trekkers should consider is the weather conditions of the place you intend to trek. As bad weather can not only ruin your trekking experience but also prove to be extremely fatal to your life.
  • Secondly, a thorough health check up is highly recommendable to gauge your stamina and endurance for trekking. Depending on your health condition you can decide a suitable level permissible to your health conditions.
  • You need to wear comfortable clothing that can enable you to freely move around. Make sure they are warm too as most of the trekking expeditions are held in cold places.
  • You need to carry some basic equipments like a torch, tablets for purification of water and a knife. These basic equipment can be extremely helpful up to any level of trekking. Apart from these equipments you also need to carry a first aid kit for any minor injuries. If you are suffering breathing problem, take adequate medication and medical equipment and also consult your physician before going for your trekking expedition as a drop in altitude can aggravate your breathing problems. However only experienced trekking enthusiasts are advised to go for treks at any levels and places with high altitudes. Children and older people are advised to go to lower levels with low altitudes.

You are sure to have a great trekking experience after following these simple yet important guidelines. So go ahead enjoy your weekend.
By Bala M


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