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Use your Facebook account: Connect with Facebook. Distant views of mountains speak tantalisingly of freedom and adventure, but seldom hint towards the hardships and dangers that can await. This has been the downfall of many.
If we want to climb we must expect storms as well as gentle breezes, rain as often as sunshine and miserable mizzle more frequently than magical moments. The first rule of mountain safety, according to experts, is to carry adequate clothing. Not only is it more pleasant to be warm and dry, it is a lot safer since we function so much better when we are comfortable.
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The adage, "If your feet are cold put on a hat" has much to commend it. For many hill-walkers, a hat is the item of clothing we should never be without, since it is so light to carry and the uncovered head is like a radiator, accounting for half the body's heat loss. Of course there is also a need for full body cover; we should have jackets, overtrousers, gloves and scarves along with some emergency food supplies.
Beyond this, however, experience shows that if we try to prepare for every eventuality, the weight of the sack is likely to become a hazard in itself. So if you have recently been bitten by the hillwalking bug, give our mountain rescue volunteers a break by taking some of the basic safety precautions listed below.
Remember, the hills should foster our spirit of self-reliance. When planning a mountain walk there are three basic questions to be answered: do we know where we are going and how to get there, have we estimated how much time it will it take, and are we sure the walk is within our ability to complete safely before nightfall?
If the answer is "yes" to these questions, you are now all set for a memorable and rewarding day in the Irish mountains. The Wicklow Mountains Autumn Walking festival is under way this weekend. It offers an ideal opportunity for hillwalkers - including beginners - to take a guided tour through the beautiful sights around Glendalough and Laragh. Today and tomorrow there are a range of walks available.
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