Preventing Cold When Climbing

Preventing Cold

We all know that the activity in the outdoors and altitudes, such as mountain climbing, have a high risk, one of which attacked hypothermia. (See also: What is hypothermia and how to overcome them). Initially is starting with continuous freezing. For that we have tips that can stand the cold on the mountain. Here are tips how to cope with the cold on the mountain.

Make Acclimatization. In a scientific, sense Acclimatization is the process of an organism adapt to its environment. We as climbers also must do the adjustment process of the body to the new environment in which case the new environment that is different from the usual meets, the differences are quite striking especially ambient temperature. Temperatures on Mount will keep your body surprised if we do not make adjustments. If that happens then the next shock our bodies will continue to feel the cold. Acclimatization is simple for novice climbers for climbing activities under 3600 masl: Stretching before the climb, climb slowly, do not force yourself, take a deep breath and exhale slowly, let the surrounding air into the body slowly and let the body do the adjustment process. Acclimatization for expert climbers climbing activities above 4000 meters above sea level: Up to a height during the day, sleep at a lower altitude at night. For example, is rose to an altitude of 3600 meters above sea level during the day and then fell to 3200 meters to sleep at night.

Make sure the Dry Clothes. Wet clothes cold will deliver into our bodies. It also includes one of the most frequent causes of hypothermia. Ensure availability of dry clothes and warm. If the clothing worn wet from rain or sweat then immediately replace it if the time you’ve held a tent. Drink warm drinking. A warm beverage is useful for increasing blood circulation in the body. And also ensure a healthy nervous system, which works as it should. Smooth blood circulation and a healthy nervous system help the body temperature adjusts ambient temperature. After opening the tent to rest, remind cooks, they should know what should be first made, namely to make a warm beverage such as warm water, you can also make coffee or tea afterward, a cup of hot chocolate is also great if there is, it will make body re-powered.

Make sure stomach filled food intake. Climbing the mountain including strenuous activity, to make sure there are no problems with the stomach affairs (food intake). Because of stomach problems (empty) then all body cell activity would be decreased performance. It is including the body’s performance in controlling body temperature. It is highly advisable to eat high-calorie foods while hiking. Calories are substances that are beneficial to the body. When you like cars, this is the fuel calories to be able to make the car can run. Do much silence. Active and move. People most at a time when doing camping activities are usually not easily chilled. There are people who are used to riding a mountain wearing only shirts and shorts at the same time another cold turns out he does not, there is also a bypass not wearing a poncho when it rains. That all because they are always moving. When silent for a moment, the cold straight sets in the body. I’ve also been almost asleep when a break in the journey to the summit of a mountain, when unconscious and woke up I felt very cold.

Make sure your rest enough. The latter you must understand, remember that the body has the right to rest. Do not push when the body is feeling tired, rest, breathe. If you feel tired journey was reasonable, pause, take a deep breath in and exhale slowly. The tired body that reached the limit would reduce the level of consciousness and can be fatal when the cold comes. If the time has come camping should not be set up, use your rest time it with the best.

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