Material for mountaineering
Being one of the most extreme and daring modalities, the rise of mountains is a challenge in which both physical and psychological preparation play a determining role. Especially, the psychological side.
But for this, they must also know and master different techniques, skills and abilities to confront with guarantees the different conditions that we can find during the experience.
The harness is the union between our body and the security mechanisms. For this reason, it is important that we choose the model well; It must be safe and adapt to our needs.
It is important that the harness is always adjusted correctly, since in case of being hung on the rope or suffering from a fall, this element would support a large part of the weight.
From Vertic we recommend that you incorporate material holders to bring the necessary material during the activity to hand.
Being aware of the dangers is part of the sport, and it becomes essential if you want to be well protected. Head injuries, though uncommon, can be catastrophic. For this reason, from Vertic we always recommend the use of the helmet. Its occupation becomes something essential for practicing this sport.
Ergonomics, ventilation system, lightweight and comply with mandatory approvals are some of the basic premises when it comes to acquiring a helmet for your adventures in the mountains.
When choosing the right backpack model, certain factors can not be ignored. Convenience, ergonomics, resistance, lightness, capacity or impermeability are some of them. So, if you have doubts, consult one of our specialists.
And, in them, we will have to store and transport different materials such as clothing, footwear, drink or food to complete routes that, usually, carry days on the mountain for little or no inhabited places.
The piolet is the iconic tool of every mountaineer, but ... did you know that its origin goes back to the agricultural world? The first mountaineers and guides were farmers, and they took advantage of and reformed the tools of the field.
The first manufacturers for mountain sports were blacksmiths and manufacturers of agricultural tools, which saw in these tools how to expand their production.
The first designs - dark and with a clear similarity to tools - have been changing their design and length to become today in tools geared exclusively to sports use.
The technical piolets are used in more complicated ascents, in which to be able to move faster they are necessary one in each hand. They are no longer an element of security in case of a fall because it is tied with a rope, but they continue to maintain their safety features when we carry a single helmet.
The design of the technical piolets is much more aggressive and they are considerably shorter than the classics.
The origin of the crampons, another material for fundamental mountaineering, is much older than the ice ax. The first signs go back to the Middle Ages, but they were already used before.
They were nothing more than some pieces of wood crossed with nails and strings to tie them to the feet. Its design did not evolve until the appearance of mountaineering, at which time the blacksmiths of Alpine rural areas began to work on designs based on horseshoe horseshoes.
There are semiautomatic, automatic and belt belts. Those of straps can be placed in any boot. The semiautomatic crampons can be placed in rigid and semi-rigid boots, and the automatic ones can only be placed in rigid boots with front and rear ribs. They are very fast to place and reliable, but have a more limited use by the type of boot required.
Sleeping bags, tents, carabiners, cords, hammers or express belts are other mountaineering materials needed to undertake mountain adventures.