this section various items will be mentioned concerning
equipment with an overall view and the principles behind
it. There will be no mentioned of any particular brand
or model, but at the bottom of this article their will
be links to various companies and shops.
It is worth mentioning that reading magazines that
specializes in outdoor activities will have articles
discussing certain sections and what they feel is the
best item within that section, value for money and what
to look for, this make's it a good area to look and
compare and help you in your decision.
Having the best gear and having the most expensive
items with all the latest innovation is not going to
keep you safe on the crags or in the mountains and the
hills. What is most important -- it is the how, when
and why of their use that matters.
Behind mountain safety, you must understand the basic
concepts other words it is not what equipment you use
or wear that is important so much as the understanding
of why you use it or wear it. The equipment and the
clothing that is used may have to protect you from a
wide variety of conditions and elements, for example
from falling [hopefully not] to weather conditions that
you may encounter on the crags and mountains.
main function of the equipment is to minimize accidents
and severe injury so that you can climb in a save environment
The general clothing required for crags close to the
road are a vest, climbing tights, climbing trousers,
fleece jacket and a pair of gloves for belaying to avoid
rope burn. For more information concerning clothing
for the higher crags and mountains Click HERE
You will also require a rucksack to carry your gear
to the crags.
- Climbing, Fell Walking,
Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports
and other Activities can be extremely dangerous
and can result in permanent disability or even
loss of life. Participants in these activities
should be aware of and accept these risks and
be responsible for their own involvement and
Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible.
Always seek advice and information.