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- 1. Strong Boots a Must for Mountaineering in Burma
- 2. Change your Sock if you’re Walking in Wales – keep dry socks will keep feet dry and free of blisters
- 3. Go Slow on Kilimanjaro – need to walk slow, or the lack of oxygen will make you sick
- 4. Don’t Go Alone – investing in a tour guide will not only enhance the trip but keep you safe from danger
- Final Thoughts
Your adventure journey will take you on a wide range of experiences, depending on how far you want to push the limits. Stretching your comfort zone can be a rewarding and fun approach to exploring and learning new things. Regardless of what you believe to be ‘adventure,’ consider these tips before you plunge off the proverbial cliff.
1. Strong Boots a Must for Mountaineering in Burma
Burma (Myanmar) has long been renowned as Southeast Asia’s cultural and historic sanctuary. Still, if you stray from the well-beaten tourist path, you’ll find yourself in thick jungles, lonely villages, and hidden waterfalls that can only be accessed on foot or by bike.
Trails for hiking and cycling have been established, and as the country becomes more accessible to trekkers and cyclists each year, the facilities are improving.
Because trekking and hiking in Myanmar are still relatively new, the infrastructure isn’t as well-developed as in Nepal. Hence, any adventure expedition company worth their salt making you consider strong and sturdy footwear long before you set off.
2. Change your Sock if you’re Walking in Wales – keep dry socks will keep feet dry and free of blisters
In Wales, the entire length of the country’s coastline is now walkable —over 870 miles of natural beauty accompanied by the sea – thanks to the completion of the Wales Coast Path.
Walking is a fantastic pastime that benefits your mind, body, and spirit, but it can be difficult depending on the type of stroll you choose, which is made even more difficult by blisters, aching feet. If you want to enjoy your stroll and arrive at your goal, you must take adequate care of your feet.
Woollen socks on their own can be too hot and retain too much moisture, and while synthetic socks can wick moisture away from your boot or shoe, there is nowhere for it to go inside. A blend of Merino and Enduro wool will give good cushioning while also wicking moisture away from the skin to help prevent blisters. Make sure to keep changing them often.
3. Go Slow on Kilimanjaro – need to walk slow, or the lack of oxygen will make you sick
Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the Seven Summits, is located on the African continent and stands at 19,341 feet (5895 metres) above sea level at its highest point, Uhuru Peak.
There are many route options, even with curated luxury Kilimanjaro tours but taking a long route (6+ days) allows your body to adjust and rest properly, as you won’t be rushing to make up the miles.
Always walk slowly. If that seems counter-intuitive, any guide will frequently repeat “Pole pole,” Swahili for “slowly.” Slow down, conserve energy, avoid exhaustion, and maximise acclimatisation!
The summit night on Kilimanjaro is challenging, and you’ll need all of your strength to get through it! So you don’t want to spend this vital energy lower on the trail.
4. Don’t Go Alone – investing in a tour guide will not only enhance the trip but keep you safe from danger
Adventure tours and outdoor activities can be fun and provide a lot of excitement, but it’s also crucial to keep safe. Active vacations can put us in danger, but certified mountain guides can help us stay safe.
A licenced guide is essential in ensuring your safety, regardless of your experience and skill, even if you have already completed safety training courses. They will also help you ith equipment and acclimatisation, which is critical at high elevations.
Adventure travel is an attitude, not just an activity. Perhaps most importantly, there is the necessity of being comfortable with the uncertainty. It is important to plan for all scenarios ahead of time since you are confident enough to handle issues while on the road. You know that handling these issues will inevitably lead to exciting and unpredictable adventures, learning opportunities, and new interactions in your hometown.