How To Deal With Difficult Terrain When Hiking

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If you’re hiking over relatively flat, ordinary terrain you’ll need to be able to keep a steady pace with regular (short) rest breaks. Different types of terrain, such as steep or slippery slopes, creeks or even higher altitude trails make that very difficult and your techniques need to adjust to match the situation. Slopes and […]


Mountain Climbing Guard Against Common Ailments

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Are you interested in taking up the exhilarating and exciting sport of mountain climbing? Some avid climbers liken it to a religious experience. There are dangers you need to be aware of so you can enjoy this sport safely. Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS is a common ailment for climbers. AMS occurs when you breathe […]


The Highest Parachute Measured By An Altimeter Watch

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Joseph Kittinger set the record for the highest parachute jump in 1960.He was investigating high altitude escape as part of his involvement in the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories of the United States Air Force (USAF).The jump took place at 102.800 ft the highest parachute jump ever attempted. With staggering speeds of around 714 mph and […]


Altimeter Watches For Skydiving

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The instrument used to measure an aircraft’s altitude is an altimeter. It measures altitude above mean sea level (MSL).An altimeter estimates these measurements using static air pressure.The altimeter estimates altitude based on changes in atmospheric air pressure. The estimated measurement is based on a system that sets standard atmospheric pressure and temperature. Altimeters are set […]


What S The Air Like Up There

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The amount of people living and working at higher altitude has increased thanks to the advances we’ve made in technology with new rail, road and air systems we’ve been easily able to commute to higher climates but how is this going to affect us especially our health? Its been estimated that in the west of […]


High Altitude Breads

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Can you make bread and buns in the mountains? We got a call from California this week, “I can make great bread in L.A. but at my cabin in Montana, it doesn’t turn out so well.” We would like to help. This summer, you might find yourself at a cabin or in an RV high […]


The New Tibet Railway An Affordable Trip Across The Roof Of The World

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The Siberian Express across Russia to Moscow has been described as the best train ride in the world. Maybe not anymore. The Tibetan Railway from Qinghai to Lhasa has thrown its hat in the ring. It will eventually be extended to the Nepalese border, only an hour’s drive from Kathmandu. Some things you might want […]


Navigational Tools And Tourism Through New Terrain

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Whether or not a hiker uses a maps or GPS unit has nothing to do with skill level. Even experienced hikers use these navigational tools. Actually, more experienced hikers than beginners tend to rely on maps or GPS units since beginners and amateur hikers tend to think they will not need it. Beginners often think […]


Climbing Kilimanjaro Tips Questions And Answers

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In brief this article covers a few questions commonly asked about climbing Kilimanjaro. Q. We hear the Marangu route is overcrowded and should be avoided? A. Marangu route must be booked in advance, this route uses huts for accommodation and to avoid overcrowding numbers are strictly supervised. It is or at least was the most […]


Climbing Kilimanjaro

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In brief this article covers a few questions commonly asked about climbing Kilimanjaro. Q. We hear the Marangu route is overcrowded and should be avoided? A. Marangu route must be booked in advance, this route uses huts for accommodation and to avoid overcrowding numbers are strictly supervised. It is or at least was the most […]


5 Reasons Why Skiing Is Good For You

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At last, solid proof for what we’ve long suspected: skiing and snowboarding are good for you. And that’s not just because they’re both great fun and put a smile on your face but because this also improves our health, happiness, red blood cell count and makes us live longer. The evidence has always been there […]


Why Mont Blanc Can And Must Become A Unesco World Heritage Site

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Mont Blanc sits on the cross roads of Europe and it’s exceptional value and symbolism is in evidence to all. It’s rare qualities, its situation at the heart of Europe, and its position as Europe’s highest mountain give Mont Blanc a universal recognition. But, although Mont Blanc is the third most visited natural wonder on […]