Despite the presence of technology, people still love to go outdoors, and one of them is doing different sorts of mountain sports. In fact, technology has even made these sports more exhilarating and at the same time (and most importantly) safer than ever, by way of much improved mountaineering gear. Here are the mountain sports and activities that are popular during the summer season.
Rock climbing started during the later part of the 19th century, and over the decades this sport has developed and become more advanced. One of the integral parts of mountaineering, enthusiasts of this sport climb on an inclined rock surface with or without any support (such as harnesses). It really tests your muscles and determination to conquer to the top, and once you make it, the feeling of success is exhilarating.
Beginners can start with indoor wall climbing, and when they’re ready they may want to move on to climb a real rock face.
Trekking is one of the relatively less strenuous mountaineering activities. Enjoy the high alpine air and the beautiful natural scenery while you climb up high and explore the mountain’s more concealed areas.
Also popularly known as rappelling, abseiling involves vertically descending from a high and steep formation (such as a cliff or a rock face) by using a rope.
A camping trip in the mountains allows you and your friends and family to experience nature up close. Experience “roughing it” in the mountains by fetching water, cook food from a woodfire, foraging for mountain berries at a nearby forest and many related activities, by yourself.
This is pretty much the same as trekking, or backpacking. While hiking you may also go for a stop to set up camp, or you may not.
Mountain biking is a another popular mountain sport among enthusiasts, as it gives them the thrill and exhilarating feeling of biking over the rivers and descending down the mountain trails. As we all know, specific bikes are built for this kind of sport.
Mountain boarding is derived from snowboarding, and is believed to emerge during the late 20th century. With this sport, it gives other adventure-seekers the chance to experience the thrill of snowboarding even during the hot summer months, or when living in places with a hot climate.
For many centuries, mountain climbing has never gone out of trend and is indeed the integral part of any mountain sport. Whether you’re scaling Mt. Everest or go for an extended hike at the tropical mountain range, climbing has been practiced by enthusiasts in many countries all over the world
Mountaineering has been one of the most popular outdoor activities since the era of the ancient man. The term may mean mountain sport as a whole, and encompasses many disciplines such as mountain climbing, trekking, and camping.