Mountain tours are an excellent way of leisure time, which is gaining more and more enthusiasts every year. For a good reason – magnificent views are the best reward for the hardships of hiking. However, to conquer the peaks in total comfort and safety, we should remember the basic rules for planning mountain trips. The most important of these are presented below.
Planning a trip to the mountains should start with selecting the route. First, its length is important, which should be adjusted to our fitness capabilities and the current season – remember that during the autumn and winter get darker faster. For a start, let’s bet on popular, frequently used, and not too exposed mountain trails for beginners, which we will cover in a few hours. The elevation is also not insignificant – that’s why we recommend the lower, scenic mountains of the Silesian Beskid to beginner hikers. When planning a hiking trip in the mountains, find mountain shelters or bus stops along the way. This is an ideal place to have a meal and replenish your strength before continuing your hike.
Autumn and winter are times that, even in the mountains, which are not too high, require caution – weather conditions can change rapidly, surprising even seasoned hikers. Therefore, before setting out, it is essential to check the meteorological conditions – in addition to the temperature, which falls much faster in the mountains than in the valleys, forecasts of wind strength and possible rain or snowfall will be important for us. Also, snow- or ice-covered sections will require extra time to cover them.
An essential part of planning a mountain trip is completing clothing that will ensure our comfort on the trail. What to take with you on the trail? First of all, let’s take care of the proper clothing for the season – thermal underwear, a sweatshirt or warm fleece, and a windproof softshell or lightweight down jacket will be useful. Put on breathable, waterproof pants too. Having a rain jacket in your backpack is also a good idea. In addition, we will also need trekking shoes with a grooved tread and an ankle-stabilizing upper.
Before we set out on the trail, we should pack the essentials of a mountaineer – a map (in addition to the one in your phone, a paper one will also come in handy), a phone with emergency numbers, and a charged power bank. Be sure to bring provisions for the road, a water supply, and a hot tea thermos. Let’s remember a headlamp, first-aid kit, and UV sunscreen – this one can come in handy not only in summer but also on sunny autumn and winter days. Trekking poles are optional, providing stable support on the approaches.
After a mountain hike – a well-deserved rest
A hike in the mountains should end in the comfortable Przystanek Góry – an ideal base for fans of active recreation. Guests of the Beskid resort are assured a well-deserved rest in comfortable rooms and delicious breakfasts for a successful start to the day. Discover the magic of mountain hiking with us – book a stay at the Przystanek Góry!