Travel: Hiking Over The Mountain

You can see the sky waiting for you at the top .But lets not dream unless and until you get there.

Mountain hiking has become the youths taste now a day, as most of them are really bored by simply walking along the trails and also the wild areas which are undiscovered. Mountain hiking is a trip in which you may even have to go about 100miles from the sea level.

Now let us see the difference between the mountain hiking as well as simple hiking .But though from the place from where you are going to go for hiking, you can go with the same gear .You need the same gear in the simple as well as mountain hiking and also the same provisions too.

The basic thing to remember is that both equipment and gear for mountain hiking shall be completely different, relying upon the mountain that you are planning to climb along with the weather conditions.

Usually needed gear list along with those useful for mountain hiking trips is given below:


Similar to the simple hiking, where a peculiar type of clothes needs to be worn for the hiking purpose, mountain hiking also requires the same clothing. The clothes have to have three distinct layers. The clothes should not be cotton and should be made of synthetic material. You have to wear; pairs of johns both on the bottom and the top. The base layer will help you in keeping a dry climate to your skin.

The second layer has to be the insulation layer which delivers more warmth, if the base and shell layer do not deliver enough insulation as such. Last layer is called the shell layer which will, deliver the protection from rain, wind, snow dew etc.

• Mountain hiking purposeful shirts for the particular climate

• Fleece or flannel else sweater made of wool or an insulated jacket like jerkins

• Shirt made of wool with jacket and vest

• Pants made of fleece or the like with zips on the sides to break open if you feel too hot.

The conditions in the mountain hiking shall go to extreme and it could also be much harsher, that’s why a layer of fourth also comes into existence. This is named as super insulation layer.

You need to add additional number of insulation so as to make your equilibrium of the body equalize in order to bear the cold. Some of the cases of super insulation clothes are expedition and it will have a hood to make itself as a cap. There is expedition pants called down pants or pile pants.

Taking care of your eyes

The mountain ice mass of Alaska may irritate your eyes. So you need to take of your eyes and protect it from snow and avoid immense glare even on a cloudy day, otherwise snow blindness may result. The sun glasses used for mountain hiking should give your eyes ultimate care and protects from ultraviolet and infrared beams along with the glare protections from the sides.