Trekking is one of the most popular activities in society and Mendoza offers the most spectacular landscapes for nature lovers.

Looking to connect with nature, share moments with friends, familyknowing new places, are some of the details that the trekking or the hiking offer, in an activity that continues to grow in mendoza.

Trekking is one of the most popular activities in society and Mendoza offers the most spectacular landscapes for nature lovers. (CM Regattas/)

Antonio Mira, activity professional spoke with Via Mendoza and made clear some points to take into account: “The activity grew up a lot in Mendoza not only internally, but the tourism is the one that most requires of this type of activities”, highlighted the guide of the Mendoza de Regatas Club.

He also highlighted who is authorized to practice the profession. “The guides are received in the Valentin Ugarte school where the medium and high mountain trekking guides graduate, abalados and authorized by the Government of Mendoza”, made it clear Mir who also made a difference with the physical education teachers.

“The education teacher is not trained for a walk in the mountains, yes the trekking guide. That is why it is important that for hire a guide must enter the Mendoza Government page and request the appropriate information, where they will find the guides, who have a registry number”.

Antonio Mir -in front of red-, is one of the most experienced guides in Mendoza in trekking.

Antonio Mir -in front of red-, is one of the most experienced guides in Mendoza in trekking. (A. Mir/)

Government of Mendoza Decree 132

Government of Mendoza Decree 132.

Government of Mendoza Decree 132. (Government of Mendoza/)

Mountain guide.

Mountain guide. (Mendoza/)

Groups of 10 people and two guides

In relation to other details that should be taken into account, Antonio Mir He put main emphasis on the number of people to work in the groups.

“In any situation must work no more than 10 peoplewith a guide certified by the Ministry of Education. We at Regattas almost always work with two guidesone that starts the group and one that closes the group, with visual communication and radio.

In Mendoza, the activity of hiking and trekking is still in open demand by society, but some precautions must be taken.

In Mendoza, the activity of hiking and trekking is still in open demand by society, but some precautions must be taken. (Courtesy: A. Mir/)

He also talked about tours and equipment. “The circuits are smaller the higher the demand, which should always be organized by the guides. In addition, about the equipment to take, the guide himself will give you a previous list of elements that are no more, than those that we use daily as sportswear”.

About the distances rescued that to take a dimension of trekking, “The 19 kilometers has a duration of between 8 to 9 hours. In winter, the guide decides if they go on high ground. In summer by medium or high mountain from 3 thousand meters”, Mir highlighted.

Medical certificate

As part of the preparation and possible rescue or evacuation work, about a decompensated member or having an accident in the mountains, Mir made the main mention of his work: “All the people who make up a group, we have a medical certificate and with them we are putting together a medical historythat in case of emergency in the mountains, and require, in extreme cases, a doctor, we We give that health professional the folder with all the data.”

Trekking or hiking, two activities to enjoy but that require commitment and responsibility.

Trekking or hiking, two activities to enjoy but that require commitment and responsibility. (Courtesy: A. Mir/)

hiking and trekking

Hiking It focuses on transiting, walking along trails or paths for no more than one day of activity and then being able to spend the night in a cabin and it can be developed by anyone who has no previous experience and even as a family, because the routes are of basic requirements.

trekking, are long-distance routes or trails that take days and where the demand is greater, spending the nights in tents or bivouacs. Mountain walks have various complexities and with greater difficulties.

This type of activity involves going loaded with a backpack that contains all the material that is going to be used during the days that the activity lasts.

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