HIKING AND CAMPING

Escaping the daily grind and enjoying everything that the mountains have to offer: majestic scenery, colourful and varied plant life, and wildlife that never fails to amaze.

AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH!

  With the promise of peaks, Hiking and Camping is vital to many of us, an escape, a stress relief, a need and even a passion. It is said, "a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” So why not take this step today? Take your journey to the unknown!

STORIES 

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While hiking in the wilderness, Aungsumi has learnt and developed solutions for many "women problems". Now she's ready to share them with you.
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HIKING TRAILS IN INDIA
This article will take you through some of the most fantastic trails in India, discovering people, cultures, natural treasures, breathtaking landscapes and solving the problem of “where to stay” unless you plan to camp.
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Torna is the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj at the age of 16 years which was also his first capture. It is the highest fort in Pune district. It is located at a distance of 80.2 km from Decathlon Wagholi which was our meeting point.
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As much as camping is fun it can also be full of challenges and if you decide to venture out alone, challenges can increase even more. We’ve heard many time, prepare for the worst and hope for the best. The mountains literally teach us that.
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Tarun Goel is a full-time traveller. Growing up in the mountains, hiking comes naturally to him. After years of wandering in the Himalayas, he is now ready to share his knowledge of the mountains and its needs.
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Things to carry for Camping
We’ve made a list of things you ought to carry for camping. it’s not an exhaustive one but it will give you a heads up for what to look for.

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Learn about hiking
It's said that beautiful landscapes have amazing restorative powers and hiking has proven benefits for walkers; so what are we waiting for.
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BENEFITS OF HIKING
When you get back from a hike, you're bound to feel more relaxed and have more energy though it might sound counterintuitive. But do you know why?
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The 10 commandments for safe hiking - teaser
To take full advantage of your mountain treks we suggest some safety reminders specifically applying to hiking. Don't forget to tell a friend before you leave prepare your first aid kit, make your vaccinations up to date and protect your skin from little creatures. Nothing will stop you from going on the adventure!
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Packing your backpack before a Hiking trip in an organized way is very crucial. It helps improve your overall experience in the trip. Follow our guide to know more.
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Packing a backpack can quickly turn into a headache, but if you overlook this stage, you risk paying the price for it the next day. However, before this happens, the choice of backpack for your child is crucial.
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EXERCISES TO WARM UP BEFORE A HIKE
Hiking will keep you in good overall shape while also sculpting your bottom and stomach, which is another reason why you should continue all year round! Read on to discover 6 benefits of hiking.
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Ready to set off on a hike?
Pre-hiking jitters, anxieties, confusions are normal for most of us especially if it’s the first time. Here’s a list of things to take care of before you leave.
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Blisters are very common when hiking! Sometimes they can force us to go back or cancel the next day's hike. Know why blisters occur & how to stop them!
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If you’ve not tried speed hiking but want to make the most of your holiday in the mountains and surpass yourself without harming your body, give it a go this summer.
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BENEFITS OF HIKING
Do you subscribe to the “Leave no trace” philosophy? This philosophy is very pro environment that aims to preserve the beauty and sanctity of mother nature giving you and your future generations the opportunity to enjoy your ground of practice for a longer time.
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You have enjoyed wonderful hikes with your backpack. To enjoy plenty more, Quechua provides a 10-year warranty with backpacks. You can however prolong its life cycle by regularly caring for it. Discover 5 simple ways which make a difference to you and your backpack.
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In my set up, what do I do if condensation has appeared inside of the walls of the inner part of my tent? Is it still waterproof? Condensation is a natural phenomenon. The humidity of the ambient air condenses and is deposited on the inside of the inner part of the tent's walls, once the wall's fabric is colder than the inside of the tent.
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Speed up your hikes with Fast Hiking - teaser
Are you looking for a change of pace? Then it's time to give speed hiking a try! Faster than the classic hike, but less intense than trail running, this new leisure activity offers a more sporty approach to your mountain outings.
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7 tips for overcoming the fear of heights when hiking
Have you have ever felt your heart beating faster as you were about to cross a rope monkey bridge or walk along a rocky cliff overlooking a steep slope? If you are familiar with that feeling then you may be prone to acrophobia: the fear of heights. Here are 7 tips to control this fear and make your hiking more enjoyable. To note: this advice should not be used as a substitute for the recommendations of a phobia specialist. We would encourage you to consult one if your fear of heights is too debilitating during your hikes.
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Getting the right hiking equipment for baby primarily involves choosing the best footwear. The following 3 factors must be taken into account at all costs: the sole, the comfort and the support.
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Whether it’s just aluminium, equipped with a non-stick coating, or even anodised aluminium, your cooking pot is one of the essentials in your camp. So, it’s a good idea to ensure you take care of it, so that you can keep on using it for a long time in your greatest mountain adventures. To do this, we have some tips and tricks ;)
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How to protect yourself from ticks when out hiking
Lyme disease, passed on by ticks, particularly affects hikers and other nature lovers as well as accompanying pets. To treat this disease, which is most often benign, we have an effective antibiotic treatment, severe types are rare. This is why it is necessary to prevent bites and to know the symptoms so that the disease does not gain ground and become chronic. Floriane, a mountain guide and Quechua employee, provides tips helping you to protect yourself. The following tips not only apply to humans, but also dogs, cats and horses.
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Keep dry when out hiking: check out our 8 tips - teaser
Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!
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How do you measure the waterproofing of a hiking jacket? - teaser
A product is recognised as waterproof when it has the ability to stop rain getting through, thus protecting the hiker from bad weather. It is worth knowing that there are different levels of impermeability, and different tests to measure them. On the one hand, we consider the impermeability of a fabric, while on the other, we prove the impermeability of an entire product. Check that in addition to using a waterproof material, your jacket has waterproof zips.
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Your family has grown, but there's no way you're giving up enjoying outdoor activities. That’s for sure, but you will have to adapt what you do to the new recruit, and even when baby can walk, around 3-4 years, don’t count on him walking faster than 1 or 2 km/h. A carrying system is therefore essential if you want to continue walking at your own pace.
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Hiking with children - teaser
Take the time to look carefully at the map and its contours or carry out a reconnaissance of the route. Take the opportunity to check out the orientation and try to choose shady trails in summer - the whole family can keep cool and it will be more pleasant when you take a break.
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How do you stay hydrated when out hiking - teaser
Dry mountain air can increase dehydration. It's essential to stay hydrated on a hike if you are to get the most out of the exercise and the landscapes when you're getting away from it all ...
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How to maintain and re-waterproof hiking boots
You've used your boots on muddy paths and you don't know how to wash them? You've crossed a stream and are wondering how to dry them? Discover 4 tips on how to look after and extend the life of your hiking boots!
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Say goodbye to dog-walking and say hello to dog-led hiking - teaser
My name is Jeremy and I am the proud owner of Soka, a Siberian husky. I'm going to tell you all about my experiences of hiking with your dog in the summer, or what we call "dog-led hiking” and why I love it so much. Unlike a stroll or walk, when you go on a dog-led hike, your 4-legged friend is attached to you in a leading position. Here are some tips for getting started and exploring walking trails with your dog.
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“Shinrin-yoku” (forest bathing or sylvotherapy, in English) may seem a bit strange. This involves taking a quick dose of fresh air and nature while hiking in the woods for a short period to reduce stress, especially for city dwellers, who today represent 80% of the French population! As such, there are probably lots of you looking to get your due "dose of forest" each weekend!

HOW TO CHOOSE GUIDES 

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There are 2 criteria that determine your choice of down jacket: the outside temperature and the intensity of your exercise.
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Choosing a camping tent depends on 3 things: berth, comfort & the time required to pitch or take down your tent. Our expert guide will help choose the right one.
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To help your recovery and ensure you enjoy the best sleeping conditions after your hike, we'll help you choose the most appropriate sleeping bag. Find all our tips to choose a suitable sleeping bag

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