Trekking is undoubtedly an experience second to none, also strenuous and surely challenging for amateurs. For the same reasons, you may be feeling nervous, or having second thoughts, but it is important to remember that just because you are a newbie doesn’t at all mean you cannot enjoy a thrilling trekking experience of a lifetime. To make things easier for, here are some trekking tips for beginners from avid outdoors man William Schoellkopf:
Start With An Easy Trek:
As a novice, take things slow and easy. Remember that you are doing this for experience so enjoy the thrill and be safe. A first rough trek may prove hazardous, kick start with an easy one.
Get Into Shape:
Now you need not have Ryan Gosling’s body but a fit, healthy body free of any serious medical conditions is important. This is because trekking is not just about mere exertion but needs quick adapting to severe environments, which is only possible with proper health. Trekkers face cold, heat strokes, cough, and upset stomach when trekking so it is important to inform your trek manager about any unusual medical conditions you might face.
Proper Sheduling Is A Must:
Prepare a detailed scheduled which should take into account situation of the destination and climate. It is advised to inform a friend or relative about where you are headed so they can come to the rescue if need arises.
Pack All The Essentials Carefully:
Pack your clothes and food according to the weather, and remember to carry sufficient food and good quality, high resistance clothes that don’t get torn easily. Double check your trekking essentials, some of which include:
- Waterproof Boots
- Woolen Gloves
- Running shoes
- Pocket knife
- Torches with spare batteries
- Sun hat/glasses
- Plastic Bags
- Camera/film (optional)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Umbrellas (optional)
Don’t let your confidence shake, and make the most out of every minute for a thrilling first experience.