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How to prepare yourself mentally for trekking?

Tarik BAKRI

Trekking is a sporting activity in its own right, it offers a number of physical and mental advantages. Before embarking on this type of expedition, it is important to be mentally well prepared. Here are some steps you can take to avoid the unexpected along the way.


Set your objectives


As with the practice of any other sport, it is first and foremost essential to determine the objectives of trekking. It is necessary to provide a clear and precise answer as to why you want to practice it. Some people may seek to improve their physical condition, which involves hard work with only short breaks. For others, trekking is mainly about discovering new landscapes and freeing yourself from the urban panorama. In this case, these people can afford to stay as long as they want in a place they like.


It is also important to remember that people with different objectives cannot trek together. Depending on your expectations, you must find the right teammates who have the same vision of what hiking is all about.


Carry out preliminary studies


It is impossible to plan everything in the trekking, but you can prepare yourself for as many scenarios as possible in order to avoid the unexpected. To do this, consider doing preliminary studies:


- Check the weather to know the weather forecast
- Schedule your departure and arrival times with a margin
- Determine the level of difficulty of the course
- Make a list of places that may be of interest to you and how much time you will spend there


By mastering the terrain at your fingertips, you should be able to take full advantage of your getaway and avoid the pitfalls.



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