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.