Health and Safety
We operate adventure tours and they have their share of challenges and risks involved, Health safety is paramount when in the outdoors, we have certain point of considerations we expect all our guests to go through before embarking on an adventure trip.
Please get a clean bill of health from your doctor before embarking on a trek, go through a thorough medical check-up before each trip. Please inform us of any pre-existing/recently developed medical conditions and carry medicines prescribed by the Doctor. Please do inform us in advance of any dietary restrictions that you follow or allergies that you are prone to.
Personal First Aid
Though your trip leader will have a comprehensive first aid kit with him/her during the whole trip however we always advise guests to have their own small first aid kit with them. Below is a small list that you can use (add medicines of personal use). The kit should be with you in your day pack
- Sun Screen
- Anti-septic cream
- Anti-diarrhea medication
- Throat soothers
- Insect Repellent
- Diamox (Optional)
- Mild pain killers such as paracetamol or aspirin
Train for your Trek
The most important thing needed on a trek is the spirit of adventure, however you should prepare yourself for the trek you are going to undertake. The trip grading of each trek should give you a fair indication of the physical fitness required.
Also your acclimatization to altitude above 3500 meters is as important your level of fitness, each body has its own acclimatization processand is generally not linked to your physical conditioning.
We advise you to make preparations for your trip with respect to the challenges the trip has to offer.
Do let us know if you are in any doubt and need help with your training program.
Acclimatization and Altitude sickness– Altitude as the single most deciding factor plays a major role in the success of your adventure. Before you even start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Please go through this link (Acclimatization and Altitude sickness) thoroughly before embarking on any high altitude adventure.
General issues faced during a Himalayan Adventure
Expeditions and High altitude trek have their inherent risks however a calculated approach towards them helps us in minimizing them and ensures we have a safe and a successful adventure. Below are some of the issues which are usually faced along with how Yeti Outdoors mages them
Altitude: Please go through this(Acclimatization and Altitude sickness)before embarking on any high altitude adventure.
Himalayan Weather: Himalayan weather is wild and unpredictable but that’s the beauty of it. Though we do study the weather patterns and MET forecasts they cannot be 100% accurate. In a situation of weather being unfavorable we sit and wait in the camos till the trek leader and guides are sure that your safety will not be compromised.On expeditions and demanding treks we usually keep buffer days on account of probable bad weather.These days at times come in very handy to give people more time to acclimatize as well
Note: Please accept the authority of trek leader and guide such situations
Injuries:While trekking over difficult terrain injuries like cuts and bruises are common your trek leader will have a proper response to an injury, they are trained to handle emergencies and carry a well-equipped first aid kit. We recommend you do carry your first aid kit all the time as well.
In case of a serious injuries prompt evacuation is organized to the nearest medical center
Communication: There are usually no network in the wilderness of Himalayas. Communication is carried through by radio sets or runners (personnel who pass messages between camps)