General Rules of the UIAA for Mountain Trips
The UIAA is the international climbing and mountaineering federation. Recognized by the International Olympic Committee, the UIAA plays a very important role in regulating safety and standards in the equipment used for the various activities related to the mountain, in fact, the UIAA certification for climbing equipment is today in Day practically an obligation for the brands of excellence. In addition, it is an organization committed to the care of the environment that ensures a sustainable practice of mountain trips.
In this article we leave the general suggestions that the UIAA recommends to those who have little or no mountain experience and who wish to carry out their activities in a safe way.
Before Going to the Mountains
Adapt your goals and the level of the activity to your current state of health and fitness. Be honest with yourself.
All chronic diseases should be treated appropriately. You must guarantee an adequate and sufficient supply of the medicines that you usually take for the whole expedition; in addition, you should bring spare medicines in case of loss.
If you have any doubts about your health, consult a doctor.
You must have all the personal medical equipment you need and, of course, know how to use it before leaving for the mountains. Organize your trip and contract health insurance according to planned activities.
While the recommendations we have just noted are basic, we believe its diffusion is prudent as more and more trekking and mountain trips enthusiasts are becoming more and more. It never hurts to review the fundamental principles of our activity.