Nothing excites a nature enthusiast more than snow trekking along mountains. The closure to nature one goes through is a unique feeling, and few thrills in life can parallel this particular sensation.
However, this should not disillusion you from the fact that this is undoubtedly a very dangerous activity and if effective measures are not taken, can be life threating. Here are a few things to consider when you go snow-trekking!
1) Strength in unity
The chances are that this journey will exhaust you, both physically and mentally. In moments such as these, it is always best to have someone along who can motivate and push you further – provided that you do the same for them!
2) Dress appropriately
Ensure that you dress in several layers. The temperature in your immediate vicinity is likely to reach a freezing point which is why you should dress keeping that in mind. Avoid cotton because cotton holds on to moisture. Wool clothing and jackets are the best way to go about it, with the former used as the base layer.
3) Foot hygiene
Have a few pairs of socks in hand, since you don’t want discomfort with every step you take. If your feet get wet, you can change socks as well. Furthermore, invest in good snow-boots with a sturdier sole that is designed for the tough and harsh environment.
4) Be in touch with the local authority
It is always best to let the local police or trekking emergency force know about your plans and potential whereabouts. This is rudimentary regarding safety and will ensure that in case something bad happens, there will be a task force deployed for your safety. If no one knows of your plans, that means you’re virtually alone.
5) Scout the place out
Read up about the place that you intend to explore. There are several online resources you can go through. Furthermore, you can ask the locals in that particular vicinity what to expect and drawbacks you might face.
Infamous locations, such as the Himalayas, Everest Base Camp Helicopter tours acquaint the trekker with the locality and give basic guidelines of the do’s and don’ts.
6) Protect your eyes!
Snow glare can often have long-lasting damage and is often something amateur trekkers overlook. Invest in good trekking goggles that have a UV-filter embedded. Glasses are versatile and can also help if it gets too windy!