Tips for Getting Started Climbing a Safe Mountain!
1. Ascent must be full of preparation. Bringing a navigation tool such as a climbing location map, an Altimeter that is useful for measuring the height of a place from the sea surface, to a compass is mandatory. No matter how easy the mountain is to climb, the equipment will be useful in an emergency.
2. After equipment such as maps and others are prepared, at least a climber must understand how to read maps and conduct orientation in the open. DON’T make a climb if there is no experienced climbing group or deep knowledge about navigation. You don’t want to die silly because you are lost in the wild without survival abilities right?
3. Don’t be reckless, and make sure your body condition is healthy and strong. Don’t force it to climb if you’re sick or not feeling well. Because you are not only troublesome yourself, but also will make friends climb others who are troubled if anything happens. Prepare stamina by exercising like running or swimming regularly before climbing. The goal is so that our muscles are not surprised and accustomed to taking the climbing path that tends to climb.
4. Bring the appropriate climbing equipment, not the one that is inadvertently. Water repellent jackets or ponchos must be taken to protect themselves from rain. Always separate the clothes you wear when camping, and ALWAYS KEEP IN DRY CONDITIONS. Forcing you to wear wet clothes on the mountain can make you affected by hypothermia which can result in fata. Use rubber boots or boots when climbing, and as much as possible do not use flip flops! Prepare a headlamp or flashlight with enough batteries during the climb. Tents, sleeping bags and mattresses are also some things that must not be forgotten.
5. Calculate correctly how long the trip will take to adjust the logistical needs carried. Don’t get less, don’t misuse logistics, and prepare reserves for emergencies. Rice, cooking fuel, side dishes, plates and glasses are commonly brought. Bring a container of drinking water, and try to always fill it along the climb.
6. First Aid Kit or first aid medical equipment such as red medicine, bandages, and special medicines for patients with certain diseases must be brought. Let it look trivial, medicines are the most important for first aid. So don’t forget!
7. Don’t be shy to learn and discuss before making a climb. Instead of being confused when a problem occurs during climbing. Usually groups or communities of nature lovers in schools, universities, and others will be very happy to help and share knowledge about mountain climbing or others.
8. Measure your abilities, because only you alone know when to continue climbing, when to rest and when to stop. If you are unable to continue the journey, don’t force it. Also don’t hesitate to return home if necessary. Your life, your life is only one, while the mountain will still stand in place for a long time. Don’t be reckless, which can lead to fatal events.
9. Remember, your life is too valuable for just selfies, cool photos, or even dumb silly on the mountain! Stay safe, respect nature, take care of the environment, be a responsible climber, not a reckless climber! At a minimum, you should read the Tips for Getting Started Climbing a Safe Mountain