Marching to the outdoor area oflarge stones and rocks

Areas of large rocks or stones (scree or blocks)

Marching to the outdoor area oflarge stones and rocksThe scree, crags and rocky ground, areas of loose rocks or stones more or less large (larger than a football about) can be ground fairly easy to navigate on foot, as long as they know how. Failure to understand and master the techniques of running in this type of soil, a fall can cause serious accidents, so always keep in mind:

Pay close attention to the safety distance between group members, which must be greater the higher probability of falling rocks or landslides, and (in turn and for the same reason) to steeper the slope, whether we as if we are going down. The reason: to give time to the partner who preceded us (down) or above us (up) to avoid falling rocks due to our departure. We must warn of falling rocks, especially on the downhills, when you see them before us may not come.

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Areas of large rocks (blocks or scree)

Areas-of-large-rocksWhen there are large rocks, the product of hard minerals (granite, gneiss, etc.). The road is usually passable. But as always, we must take into account some issues to avoid mistakes that could lead to serious accidents if they fall:

  • You can go from rock to rock, provided management have some balance, and choose the larger rocks, as close as possible to each other and apparently more stable. If done well, is as close to normal walking in terms of continuity, and even go faster downhill when the inertia help.