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Mountaineering and trekking

Warm Is Right

Layering strategies for alpine routes and bivouacs What to wear? It’s the perennial question when packing for an ice route or alpine peak. When I plan my clothing and bivouac systems, whether for a one-day or a multi-day route,…

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Mountaineering and trekking

Areas of steep terrain

Regardless of the type of soil that covers it (rock, snow, soil, vegetation, etc.)., The steep terrain, sloping, steep to be transitive (raised or lowered, climbing or down climbing) given certain precautions: Do not walk ahead of the slope…

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Mountaineering and trekking

Areas of dense vegetation

Places of dense, shrubby or bushy as beech forests or coihue of Araucania and Patagonia are virtually impenetrable and can cause unpleasant surprises in the security group if they do not follow certain rules designed to facilitate foot traffic.…

rock-girls
Mountaineering and trekking

Areas of rock girls

A flat terrain full of rocks girls (smaller than a handball or handball ball) due to soft mineral (conglomerate, limestone, etc.). Usually easy to navigate, but hunting for the joints. However, if these are lining a slope, the issue…

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Mountaineering and trekking

Lots of dense vegetation

The density of vegetation (shrubs, bushes, stunted trees, etc.). Low and medium mountain can go from completely prevent the passage, to do difficult, tedious and time consuming to navigate. In general, we must consider the following areas of dense…