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BASIC TIPS FOR ENJOYING YOUR EXCURSION

SENDITUR is firmly committed to safety, conservation and respect for the environment in the practice of any activity carried out in the natural environment. If you visit nature on foot, by bicycle, etc..., discovering its secrets, enjoying privileged environments, do so in a responsible, safe and low environmental impact, respecting at all times the Natural, Cultural and Social environment of wherever you pass.

 

PLAN the activity:

Choose the appropriate activity for your experience and physical condition as well as that of the group that could accompany you.

Calculate the schedule, distances and slopes you must overcome.

Check the weather forecast.

Prepare an alternative plan in case you need to shorten the activity.

Tell us where you're going and the time you plan to return.

 

EQUIPS your backpack:

  • Appropriate shoes.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Raincoat.
  • Cap and sunscreen.
  • Map, compass and GPS.
  • Mobile phone with charged battery.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Flashlight or headlamp.
  • Whistle.
  • ...

 

ACT with prudence:

Start the activity at a prudent time.

Constantly value the fact that you and the rest of the group are enjoying the activity.

Don't separate yourself from your companions, or leave anyone alone.

If necessary, consider shorter alternatives or turn around and come back another day.

Drink and eat properly, protect yourself from the sun.

Use the maps to guide you and your schedule forecast to make sure you're on schedule.

Make sure the weather doesn't pose a risk.

 

AND ALSO REMEMBER...

Whenever you leave, say where you are going. If possible, never go alone.

The material and equipment you need must always be in perfect condition for use.

Save your strength for the comeback. Never be in a hurry on the mountain. If necessary, you must know how to renounce.

Use maps, books and guides to inform yourself and plan the activity in advance. If you lack experience, go to the mountain guides.

It realizes courses of first aid and help in mountain. They will teach you how to prevent and act in the event of an accident.

Starts excursions by consulting weather forecasts and, if necessary, avalanche risk. Pay attention to storms in ravines.

During the week take care of your physical preparation. Mountaineering and hiking require you to be in good shape.

He attends training and retraining courses of mountain clubs and federations.

Have fun, but always be careful. Watch over your safety and that of your companions. Be in solidarity.

 

OTHER TIPS...

Take care of nature, leave no trace of your presence.

If the itinerary passes through a protected area, don't forget to inform yourself about the legislation in force.

In the event of an accident, do not lose your cool and act calmly, insure the injured person and the accident site. Avoid putting yourself in danger.

If you habitually practice hiking, value the possibility of being part of a Mountain Club and federate.

 

Basic tips for safe winter mountain activities

Don't overestimate your experience and physical condition. The mountain in winter requires a very good physical condition: keep it in mind during the week and prepare yourself.

Plan in advance the itinerary to be carried out. Consult maps, guides and books, contact in the appropriate forums with other mountaineers who will inform you of how the snow or ice is on a specific route. If you think the excursion is beyond your capabilities, consider hiring a guide service. Don't forget to check the weather forecast and avalanche risk in the area where you are going to go on the excursion.

Start the activity at a prudent time. Any eventuality, if it is done at night, is much more complicated to solve. Make an assessment of how many hours of light you have and bear in mind that in winter the weather tends to be colder and more hostile, and that the characteristics of the snow change throughout the day. Inform yourself about the existence of shelters guarded or not: they can be an important support for your activity.

Prepare and check the equipment you are going to use. This way you will avoid forgetfulness or unpleasant surprises if it is not in good condition. We propose you a list of the basic material, according to the activity, that you should take with you. It may also be interesting to bring a repair kit to solve small problems. Always carry spare food and drink as well as warm clothing, sunglasses, gloves and spare sunscreen. A thermos with hot liquid can be of great help.

Don't hesitate to turn around. If your progression is slower than expected the weather changes or the snow is dangerous. A mobile phone or radio will be essential if you have to ask for help in the event of an accident: remember that 112 is the emergency number.

Take care of the mountain. Leave no trace of your presence.

In case of accident. Do not lose your cool and act calmly, pay special attention to insure the victim and the place of the accident. Avoid putting yourself in danger.

If you habitually practice winter activities. Value the possibility of being part of a Mountain Club and federate.

 

First Aid

It is never decided when we are going to encounter an accident, whether in your group or another, but it will always be interesting that you are prepared to act as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Every mountaineer or usual hiker should be trained by doing first aid courses in mountains, where they are taught to prevent and act in case of accident. Afterwards, it is necessary to try not to forget the knowledge that has been acquired, revising it periodically.

In case of accident remember that the emergency telephone number is 112

 

If you have to act, take these basic rules into account:

Maintain serenity and calm. Think that reaction time is very important and you will certainly do better if you think about things with serenity.

Insure the accident site, the injured person and the rest of the group, including yourself. You're not going to be very helpful if the rescue teams have to come after you, too.

Think of the quickest warning: mobile phone, shelter, radiosocorro ... and plan how you are going to ask for that help.

Practice first aid, as long as you have an idea of what to do. Always try not to move the injured person unless strictly necessary. Do not leave the injured person alone. If there is no other option: protect him very well and leave food and liquid.

Finally, point to the location to locate it and then inform the Rescue Groups about it:

Description of the accident, number of injured, injuries and severity.

When and where it happened.

GPS coordinates or reference as precise as possible of the place.

Weather conditions in the area.

The place from which the notice is given.

Name of the victims of accidents or missing persons, expected itinerary, experience in the mountains, equipment and clothing worn, etc...

 

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