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Important Ways to Avoid Hypothermia When Climbing Mount Damavand
Hypothermia is a common stumbling block for mountaineers.
Especially for mountaineers who are beginners, hypothermia often haunts.
Symptoms of hypothermia will make the whole body cold, it can even end in someone’s death. But don’t worry, here are some important tips to avoid hypothermia while climbing Mount Damavand.
In order to avoid hypothermia, climb the mountain in the morning because the weather becomes warmer during the day.
It’s a fact that your body’s condition decreases when you feel cold at night. So in the morning the body feels the heat again.
Prepare warm clothes
When you want to climb Mount Damavand, you should use and prepare thick clothes in order to warm the body.
Besides that, it can also protect the body from scratching tree trunks or when falling so as not to get hurt.
Always ask the travel agency about equipment list before climbing Mount Damavand.
Don’t climb if you’re hungry
When eating, a person’s body will metabolize to digest food into a source of energy. Always remember that food is fuel.
In order to keep the body warm during cold weather, you should eat foods that contain complex carbohydrates, not just instant noodles.
Also at night, have some protein shake for recovery and preparation for a successful ascend. Prepare of hiking supplies by bringing biscuits, tofu, nuts and oatmeal.
The reason is that the load of the bag does not become too heavy while climbing Mount Damavand. Always carry good quality food on your Damavand ascend.
Get enough rest, don’t walk long
When you feel tired of climbing, take a short break. Moreover, the body in order to stay warm must keep moving. Moving helps blood circulation and make the body warm.
Too long to rest will make you lazy to move again. Too much rest can also cause decreased blood circulation and maybe a source of hypothermia.
Make a bonfire, to make it warmer
If you feel the signs of hypothermia in the form of a shivering body, immediately inform the other team members so they can help you in making a bonfire that can the body warm and back to the normal situation.
Major symptoms of hypothermia include paleness, numbness, constriction of blood vessels, and a feeling of weakness in the body.
Safety when climbing Mount Damavand is a top priority, so if you feel there are symptoms of hypothermia, you should immediately address them.
But before that, it’s better to prevent hypothermia from happening.