Whenever I am in the mountains with friends or clients, I tell them the need to have a minimum of information about the activity they are going to do, even if they are in nature with a mountain guide or with that friend or relative who has extensive experience, or says have it. The reason is simple, in the mountains situations can arise in which we, for example, have to call the rescue team , giving the position where we are, or the maximum possible information .
On the other hand, knowing if you have started the route in an east or west direction , have first aid principles, the formation of wind plates, avalanches , adequate techniques to spend an improvised night in the mountains with guarantees of survival ..., all This knowledge gives you a complete and more authentic vision of what you are doing, enjoying nature with much more intensity and above all safely .
PREVENTION AND RESCUE IN AVALANCHE
As important or more as choosing the equipment for our snowshoe excursion, cross-country skiing or outing with crampons and ice ax is to have good training in avalanche prevention and rescue. We are more and more in love with the winter mountain, but not yet prepared enough to enjoy it safely. I want to share my experience and knowledge with you.
Having notions of orientation reveals a new perspective of the mountain and nature, it is seeing and being aware of the environment that surrounds you, helping you to enjoy it and move around it with more security. There is always a member of the group who knows the way, but all members of the group should be able to take the reins in case of need with a minimum knowledge of orientation.
It is not about being survivors, it is about having a full connection with nature, it is about enjoying it with the least possible tools, safely and with respect. Build your shelter, create fire, find water, orient yourself, observe the fauna around you, connect with your most primitive being and you will understand your current being.
I have had the privilege of guiding people with blindness in harsh winter conditions, in demanding trekking and ascending the summits of various mountain ranges, this knowledge is eager to be shared so that inclusion in the mountain reaches more and more people.
GUIDING BLIND PEOPLE
Where do we set up the tent? How do we get water? What equipment is the right one for each place? How do I protect myself from the wind? How do I solve the food? ... Questions that have answers based on experience and in the knowledge of the most demanding winter environments on the planet.