Summer in the mountains
In any season, should tackle the mountain with respect and intelligence. The summer is no exception: more than 100 people lose their lives each year during an accident in the mountains. A few tips and rules of bases for your holidays reach summits.
Even in summer, the mountain requires a respect for the rules of safety and physical and material preparation if considering a sporting activity.
Some rules of preparation:
It must first of all be in good physical condition and train before considering a any hike.
Before you begin a hike or a climb it is necessary to prepare his equipment:
Adapted equipment: shoes, warm clothes even in the summer, rain, gloves, sunglasses, a survival blanket;
Specific equipment if you’re climbing: ropes, ice axe, etc. In all cases you will need to be accompanied by a qualified person and used to manage the risk of the mountain (20% of accidents are isolated users);
Equipment for move: map, compass, flashlight, whistle;
Water and food energy to allow you to split meals.
Just before leaving, it is necessary:
To indicate its route and its estimated time of return to the nearest RCMP;
To check the weather report to see potential weather hazards.
Departure (call weather France forecast mountain 08 36 68 04 04):
Never go alone;
Leave early, taking into account the weather;
Tie to ensure his safety and that of others, as soon as the need arises.
Atmospheric disturbances in the mountains.
High visibility reduction resulting from the fog exposes the user to the mountain some dangers: the disorientation or the risk of falling.
The rain causes a cooling, even in summer, because of the lack of equipment of the users of the mountain.
The heavy rainfall can lead to sudden ascents from the level of torrents and streams and cause serious accidents.
Persistent rain can also be the cause of landslides and landslides.