When change of terrain (snow stone, ground to ground stone mixed, etc.. Etc.) Often will have to change both the gait and the equipment or material adjustments to relocate (boots, poles, crampons, etc.). The same will happen when we get to follow a mostly flat road, one with a drop rising or falling, one by one climb down, or any combination of changes in conditions on a crossing route or terrain.
For example, when we go walking through the snow to walk through the rock, it should shake the snow from the soles of boots or crampons (if we have jobs) and then, when we start to walk toughest terrain , avoid skidding or sliding due to snow (or water that is formed by melting it). The same applies to land with mud, ice or sleet.
When we begin a fall or a road which slopes down predominate (after climbing a mountain on a hiking tour, etc..) Is recommended to better fit the boots, to avoid as far as possible that our fingers “bump” against the toe, with the resulting blisters or pain that will make us uncomfortable descents. If you use hiking or trekking poles telescopic (whether one or two), will be giving you more time to adjust diameter on the rise (so we can keep the body more upright during the descent), and attaches tightly to avoid unpleasant accidents.
As for how to start in never walk declines “in the face of the slope” (see an explanation here). In areas with loose gravel or soft snow, however, we can do if we walk digging their heels before the tip, generating steps with each step, keeping your body perpendicular to the axis that passes through our center of gravity, ie a good balance.