Saturday, March 27, 2010

The mountain environment

The mountain environment A mountain is a special place with its environment and is supplied with an incredible view. Many an individual has been inspired by its majesty and shear magnitude. Many great thinkers of our time have their peak of inspiration and solitude from which all spiritual leaders, writers, artists, scientists, and even the individual adventurer. In the old days, where boys are often sufficient to give rise to a research or a law of transition to manhood. They only seem to have a unique presence in our lives.As for me, ever sense I was a po 'boy in the mountains and I when I see that I only increase. Non E '? T, whether large or small, I just need to go. Now, because this instinct or infatuation, there are some things I leaed on the road, I would you.Here? Sa few things you should travel to the mountains? H oxygen pressure ~ 3% 1000ft. win. h UV sunlight is increased by 5% ~ 1000ft gain. h cool temperatures ~ 3.3 to 5.5 degrees per 1000ft gain.What does all this mean? Here are some examples: a 5000 meters ? h 15% decrease of oxygen pressure ? h 25% increase in solar UV light ? h from 16.5 to 27.5 degrees colderAt 10,000 feet ? h 30% decrease of oxygen pressure ? h 50% increase in solar UV light ? h 33 to 55 degrees colderAt 15,000 feet ? h 45% decrease of oxygen pressure ? h 75% increase in solar UV light ? h from 49.5 to 82.5 degrees colderWhat should I do? Get ready for these changes and other hazards that you can relax in the mountains of Mountains.Here dangers: 1 High Altitude (or acute mountain sickness AMS, Hape altitude pulmonary edema and cerebral edema, HARE height) .2. Extreme weather events (such as intense sunlight, extreme temperatures, hurricane force winds, driving snow and whiteout conditions, freezing rain and lightning) .3. Avalanche4. Rock Fall5. Glacier Crevasses6. Terrain7 steep. FearsWhat base are the best ways to reduce the risks of mountain physical conditioning: A body can be better with the increasing demand on them in the mountains. E 'can also impact on the mental aspect of things. The old adage is true here, "Fatigue makes cowards of us all." Diet: a diet of the mountain consists of 65% carbohydrates, 20% fat and 15% protein. Studies show that carbohydrates, less oxygen and water for the treatment and therefore keep you hydrated and actions (as opposed to today? Fad diets protein S). Pressure breathing is often a misconception that there is less oxygen at higher altitudes. In reality there? And the same percentage level of the sea, because it is at the top of the mountain. Everest. The difference is the oxygen pressure because our lungs and a vacuum sealed chamber, we need to put pressure on the exchange O2/CO2 in our lungs. This means that with less pressure of oxygen, we need a technique to cope with the change in lung O2/CO2. This technique is called pressure breathing. Basically, you exhale forcefully every few breathes through pursued lips (conditioning and the amount will be based on the frequency). If you? Re Climbing Mount Rainier may be every 3 breathes over 10,000 ft, but on the mountain. McKinley after every 16,000 m can breath.Use Alpine Peace: When a slow pace, the methodology, what is the "rest step" pressure and respiration, along with adequate breaks. The rest is a person that freezes their back leg or legs and down on them while they swing the front leg forward into the hill in a relaxed motion, pausing for a moment, with every step (that to a break). Interruptions should be composed of two types, a 3-5 minute break, as in the water and the ability to jump out of CO2. And the second is a 20 minute break every hour to hydrate and snack, with plenty of time to 50% or more of the waste, while the proper gear exertion.Wear: depending on the mountain, the mountain include: ten elements essential, footwear and clothing, backpack and gear, rope and climbing haess, climbing hardware, ice ax, crampons, helmet, headlamp. Important Note: Each foot on the ground 1,000 times at the mile. (ie 220 kg x 1000 = 220,000 pounds for 20 miles and miles = 4400000 feet take abuse lbs). Sunday, wipe your feet during breaks, a change of socks (planes, lines and wool), blister care (mole skin), and wash your feet regularly (if Y does not eliminate the use of water for children). Mountain drugs: prevention is always the best medicine! Exercise, nutrition and hydration are essential for the prevention, in collaboration with progressive advancement. Above 10,000 ft, most people should not be greater than 1000 m of altitude to sleep for 24 hours. The old rule of "climb high, sleep low." If someone signs of AMS and a couple of ibuprofen together with some residues not handle the headaches, one of the best courses of action is simple descent. What drug (under the direction of a physician), acetazolamide (Diamox for example) is a medicine, which often accelerates resolution of mild AMS to increase the rate and depth of breathing and thus increases blood oxygen. For serious conditions Hape, the drug is often Nifedipine (eg, Procardia) is a drug that lowers blood pressure in the pulmonary system, drying is essentially different from. And, finally, to the serious condition of the hare, dexamethasone (eg, Decadron) is used and is a steroid that reduces the pressure in ruling brain.Mountain (knowledge and experience): For your opinion to follow some basic principles, as the proper planning (see, the continuation of physical facilities, books, articles and websites, the practice to control anxiety and relax master essential mountaineering skills.I end, in the mountains are dangerous, but also its very beautiful, so be prepared and enjoy! About the author: Greg Rouse has been teaching wildeess sports and emergency management in college and university level for more than a decade. He is also the founder of a website called, one-stop resource for self-guided desert excursion. This website is, in essence, a leader in online travel documents, photos, travel with interactive maps and detailed route descriptions. Each trip has free pictures and free topographic maps of the trail, all in a print format. Check it out at

No comments:

Post a Comment