For safety, outdoor activities: choosing not exceed the physical or technical level of travel – The Outdoor Women

technical-skillsAny outdoor activity or similar experiences, like any sport, has a physical component and technical (skill or difficulty) determined. Many agencies and adventure climbing rate this degree of difficulty in numbered levels (level 1, level 2, etc.) Or names (low difficulty, medium difficulty, etc.) Both together, as separating the physical demands of technical and coordinative (level of high physical demand and low technical, physical demand level secondary and technical media, etc..).

However, it is clear that any classification by level of difficulty is only for guidance, for the simple fact that all people are different because of our particular athleticism and physical and sports experience, this time in outdoor activities. Cycling, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, trekking, mountaineering, paragliding, climbing, mountaineering, hang gliding, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, survival, mountain or other disciplines in the natural environment are activities that have points in common yet so varied that you can apply to people with very different profiles. Thus, we have to assess the levels indicated by the agencies offer outdoor activities, and always start with the lowest if not we bring unpleasant surprises.

On the other hand, we must bear in mind that many times this level rating does not even exist, and can only verify the requirement of an offer or asking adventure previously tested. This is always true especially when we, either by ourselves or in a group of friends, we want to organize an activity without the help of agencies or professionals.

In the latter case, we will thoroughly evaluate the physical and technical effort that requires our journey, to see if it suits both us and the weakest member of the group. And finally, always adapting the activity precisely the person that has a lower level, and not vice versa.

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