Mountain climbing is fun but it can also be very dangerous when you do not prepare yourself physically and mentally. Mountaineers take pride whenever they have succeeded in climbing the most treacherous mountains they have in their country. They share their experiences and tell their stories with passion to their peers who haven’t climbed the mountains they have conquered.
However, climbing a mountain is very dangerous when in an unfortunate event that the area where you are trekking is experiencing a monsoon or extreme cold weather due to a typhoon. When this happens, it is very important that you keep yourself dry and try to prevent hypothermia to kick in to your body.
Hypothermia is a silent killer and there are many mountaineers who have died because of it. This is why when you are planning to climb a mountain, there are 3 things to prepare in order to keep you warm and prevent yourself from being a victim of this silent killer;
Prepare Leather, surgical gloves and bring 2 pairs of wool socks
The fingers and the toes are the first part of your body where you will feel cold. Protecting your fingers and toes will keep you warm and prevent hypothermia. Inserting surgical gloves after you have places your leather glove in your hands will ensure that your finger will be warm.
Water proof sleeping bag and insulator
Sleeping bags are a life saver especially when it is cold. Any mountaineer enthusiast knows that it is very hard to sleep in a very cold environment that is why you should bring a sleeping bag in order to keep you warm as possible. Place an insulator under your sleeping bag in order to help keep you warm. Insulators can come in different sizes and thickness. Regardless of how thin or thick it is, it will help keep you warm.
Fleece jacket with rash guard
Wearing a rash guard in the mountains may sound funny this kind of garment is design for the beach and for diving. However, rash guards will keep you warm because of how thick it is. When the rash guard and the fleece jacket are paired together, expect that you will always feel warm no matter how cold the weather is.
Keeping yourself warm is always a must when you climb a mountain. You will never know the weather conditions that you will be facing once you are on top. Do not just depend on waterproof matches, MSR burners since these items are more useful in cooking your food or boiling water and the fuel supplies that you will be bringing are very limited. Any