How to deal with fear in the mountains

A Story on Fear My mouth was so dry that I thought I was choking.  I could barely breathe and 1 wrong step would mean falling about 600 feet and a definite end to this life.  I was inching my way on an extremely narrow ledge with a sheer cliff on my right and almost vertical wall and thin air to my left.  I was not on …

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Safety in the mountains

Mountains are beautiful but be prepared to fully enjoy!

Inform people Tell people where you are going, when you will be back and a plan. Before you set out in the mountains or any other area which is far from the “beaten path”, call and/or email/SMS/Whatsapp/Messenger etc someone about your plan.  Include the following: Where you are going What time you are leaving What route you will take What time are you expected back Once you …

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Getting out of your comfort zone

Hiking in the snow

“Alpinism is the art of suffering” – Wojciech Kurtyka.  These words were said by the famed mountaineer and alpinist who scaled some giant peaks in the 70s.  To say that he was a “hardman” would be an understatement. Mountaineers and hikers are well known for their ability to step out of their comfort zone. Have you ever thought about what you want from life? I am sure, …

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