Safety for Out­door Ad­ven­tures

Work­ers’ Daily Septem­ber 21

Beijing Review - - This Week People & Points -

A group of ex­perts from the Moun­taineer­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of China and the Moun­taineer­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of Shaanxi Prov­ince un­der­took an ex­pe­di­tion from Tai Bai Moun­tain to Ao Moun­tain, the two high­est peaks of the Qin­ling Moun­tains in south Shaanxi Prov­ince, to ex­plore a safe route for moun­tain hik­ers.

In re­cent years, out­door hik­ing has be­come very pop­u­lar in China. But the num­ber of ac­ci­dents that led to ca­su­al­ties is on the rise. For many peo­ple, the charm of out­door ad­ven­ture lies in its mys­tery and un­cer­tainty. How­ever, many ac­ci­dents took place dur­ing the trips due to the lack of prepa­ra­tion or in­suf­fi­cient knowl- edge and ex­pe­ri­ence. When en­coun­ter­ing ex­treme weather or dan­ger, some hik­ers prob­a­bly don’t know what to do.

In this sit­u­a­tion, it is nec­es­sary for re­lated pro­fes­sional or­ga­ni­za­tions to make safety guide­lines for hik­ers and pro­vide train­ing for those who are fond of ex­plor­ing. A route map for wild moun­tains and forests will help hik­ers fol­low safe paths dur­ing their jour­ney and avoid dan­ger as much as pos­si­ble. Fur­ther­more, lo­cal gov­ern­ments should im­prove and en­hance emer­gency ser­vices in moun­tain ar­eas to launch timely res­cue for those who are in dan­ger.

The ex­plor­ing ex­pe­di­tion un­der­taken by the two moun­taineer­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions is also mean­ing­ful to en­cour­age joint ef­forts from the pub­lic to im­prove res­cue op­er­a­tion sys­tems.

The ex­pe­di­tion route ex­plored by pro­fes­sional or­ga­ni­za­tions doesn’t mean ab­so­lute safety to hik­ers. Out­door hik­ers should raise their aware­ness of safety is­sues and not try to risk their lives to pur­sue ex­cite­ment in ad­ven­tures.

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