How to Prepare for a Hike up a Mountain

Going hiking up a mountain may sound like a lot of fun but there are certain things that you will need to do beforehand to be fully prepared and ensure a safe trip. 

Things Required:

– Hiking Boots
– Hiking Pole
– Backpack
– First Aid Kit
– Proper Clothing

Instructions

  • 1

    Physical Conditioning



    Get a good physical workout before you actually go hiking up a mountain. This can easily be done by running or walking for a couple of miles each day. Slowly increase the distance until you feel that you are getting a good workout in your arms and legs. Remember to start your physical conditioning a few weeks before the hiking trip to ensure that your body becomes ready to handle the strain of climbing up a mountain.


  • 2

    Increase Strength



    It is imperative that you also increase your strength level along with your physical conditioning. The best way to increase your strength is to do some simple weightlifting. Make a proper routine that you can easily follow and increase your strength. 


  • 3

    Right Equipment



    Depending on the type of hiking that you will be doing it is very important to make sure that you have the proper equipment with you. Often, your equipment can mean the difference between life and death. Talk to other hikers to get a good understanding of how much gear you should take. You will want a nice backpack to carry all of your equipment, so make sure you do some research and get one that is big enough to accommodate all of your things and is comfortable to carry on your shoulders. Make sure that you have the proper hiking boots and a decent pole to help you while you are on the trail.


  • 4

    Proper Clothing



    Being in a proper gear while hiking up a mountain is very important, and can protect you from the adverse effects of the environment. Make sure your clothing is consistent the actual weather in which you will be hiking in. If it is hot, then wear something lightweight but if the climate is cold then it is best to bundle up to protect yourself from the elements. Arrangements about this aspect should be made well in advance.


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