The Mountaineering Pack and the Hazards
: Rough, hard snow with spikes is one of the major
dangers which one encounters. For such hard non - crushed snow, Crampons
10-12 point spikes which are attached to the mountain boots
on the hard snow. Snow Shoes
can be used to wlk through the deep
can be used everywhere boots can be used.
: Ice can be dangerous in the sense if one slips, then
there is no stoppage. But then there are methods to stop the Snow.
Pickets or screws
can be used if the terrain is slippery. Each climber
on the team must clippast the anchorand the last climber picks up the
picket. This is known as Simul - Climbing
. If the terrain is
vertical then normal ice climbimg technique is used.
» Glaciers Crevasses
: These ( deep slits or chasms) are a g
reat danger while walking on Glaciers
. These giant cracks are not
always avialable as the snow can be blown and makes the difference
impossible for the ametures to decide.For this Crampons and Ice Axes
are used. The team of two to five climbers tie themselves into a rope
equally spaced. The members of the team enact a Crevasse rescue
the fallen climer, if any.
: These are the biggest dangers in the ice clad
mountains.There are two types of avlanches:
# » Hard slab avalanche
: Formed by hard packed snow in
cohesive slabs which are very hard to break, sometimes impossible.It results
in large blocks tumbling down the mountain.
» Soft Slab Avlanche
: This sort of Avlanche ice tends to
break easily. It is very dangerous one as it can knock down th eclimber
instantlyor sweep them over a cliff into a terrain trap.
Places For Camping India
Gulmarg, K2 , Mount Everest, Himalayas, are some of
the places which are best known as Mountaineering grounds in India. Here is
a list of the popular mountaineering places India
Leh - Upshi - Chumathang Sikkim
Kanchanzonga or K2
Zanzkar Vally Jammu and Kashmir
Lahaul in Himachal Pradesh
in Himachal Pradesh
Gulmarg J& K
Num and Kun Jammu &
What To Take
There are certain dangers while mountaineering which one should remember -
Be beware of the high altitude sickness.The best treatment is to
descend easily. Remember high altitude sickness can lead to HACE( High
Altitude Cerebral Edoema) and Hape (High Altitude Pulmonary Edoema). Both
of them can be fatal, if not cured within 24 hrs.
Whatever you carry , the basic idea is - the lighter the better, be it
your knife or your boots.
There are vey less chances that you will get to bathe in the entire
expedition, so carry the smallest soap in the market.Shampoo, sachet.
Toothpaste, sachet. Deodorant all of them the trial sizeYour sunblock,
lotion, muscle pain medication, and cologne, repack them into tiny plastic
containers used to keep the camera film rolls.
Pack your clothes as per the events and not by the type. ITS NOT GOING
TO BE A PARTY OUT THERE, so get to the lightest and the warmest here.
Take the instant food as much as possible. Get Margarine oil
instead of Cooking oil. Eveything frozes on the top of the hill
except the Margarine.
Pack your trash while leaving the mountains. You cannot and are not
permitted to leave your trash on the top of the hills.So take one or
two sparce plastic grocery bag to get your trash back.