As experiences and excursions of a lifetime go, there is nothing quite like Mount Everest. The world’s tallest mountain has loomed over landscapes and challenged climbers for decade after decade.
If you’re going to suffer an accident on holiday, then a trip up Mount Everest is a more likely place for it to occur than most. However, by no means should that deter you from undertaking what could be the most memorable experience of your life.
After all, Accident Advice Helpline is on hand to assist with any travel accident compensation claims you may need to make in the wake of your trip, but there are still numerous steps you can take to minimise the risk of injuries on holiday.
Always satisfy your concerns and feelings
Even if you travel as part of an expedition, nobody else knows your emotions and innermost thoughts better than you. Half the battle to avoiding accidents on holiday, on this type of adventure, is the confidence that comers from feeling secure.
So, if you want to check, check and check again on your straps, oxygen or whatever else, then do it.
Respect your environment
Mother nature is an unforgiving beast. Mount Everest has claimed the lives of many an explorer so only a fool would test its limits.
Avoiding injuries or illness on holiday means coming prepared. And that means making sure you have the very best equipment and tools available for the task at hand.
Take your time
When it comes to conquering Everest, no time is too slow. Testing and re-testing the ropes before dipping in and climbing can avoid severe holiday accidents, the consequences of which will, at the very least, be seriously debilitating.
However much water you think you should have, have some more. Being at a high altitude can bring additional health problems, including:
– Confusion and nausea
However, many of these symptoms are also brought on, or at least worsened, by dehydration. Plenty of fluids can keep holiday illnesses at bay.
This may seem obvious but by the time an avalanche starts, it’s usually too late to get out of trouble. Therefore, avoid climbing following heavy snowfalls and don’t dawdle on the dangerous parts.
If you do suffer an injury abroad, the experts at Accident Advice Helpline can establish both the validity and strength of any claim for holiday accident compensation you may make. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: December 1, 2013
Author: David Brown