DELPHICAPHOTO photo trekking are informative, fun and inspiring. To prepare yourself so you can make the most of our time together consider:
Having a good physical workout is always important when we walk in nature.
Adequate preparation, at any age, allows us to have fun without being overwhelmed by fatigue and we can therefore enjoy all the benefits that aerobic physical activity reserves for us both at a cardiovascular and pulmonary level and at a psychological level.
DELPHICAPHOTO photo trekking wind along tracks, paths, mule tracks, forest roads and can be classified as "Excursions" (E) in the scale of hiking difficulties of the Italian Alpine Club (C.A.I.).
The altitude, the type of terrain, the difference in height, the duration and the distances traveled can also be very demanding.
Often we will be outdoors from before sunrise to after sunset and we will walk for several kilometers also facing considerable differences in height on uneven ground, slippery rocks, ice and snow.
It is therefore essential to be honest with yourself about your real abilities and physical preparation, in order to make the photographic trekking experience truly enjoyable and rewarding.
If necessary, you can start training regularly at least twice a week, just in view of your participation in the photo trekking, carrying out activities that enhance cardiovascular efficiency, muscle strength and flexibility.
In addition to trekking and walking, you can also choose other aerobic sports such as swimming, running, cycling or cross-country skiing. You can train the muscles of the lower and upper limbs in a more targeted way to gain more muscle tone by using weights, doing push-ups and squats.
Also try these simple exercises:
After each training or trekking it is important to give the body time to recover at the muscle level to avoid overexertion, which is harmful to both the body and the mind.
You may realize that you are able to tackle the DELPHICAPHOTO photo trekking if you are able to:
I am always available for any questions or concerns you may have and will do what I can to help you. So don't hesitate to contact me.
Remember, however, that in the end you are responsible for your health and well-being: make sure you are fit to face the photo trekking serenely.
When we are in a mountain environment, the weather can change very quickly in every season.
It can also happen that you have to cross small streams or during photo trekking in winter you sink into the snow. We must therefore be prepared to face the unexpected both on a material and emotional level, without alarmism but with serenity, a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect.
The principle of dressing in layers is always valid for dealing with any weather condition: use multiple thin layers of clothing that keep the body at the right temperature and dry, and that you can easily take off according to your needs.
To protect yourself from the cold and humidity, wear:
You always need:
To cope with warmer climates, dress equally in layers, bring a hat with you to protect yourself from the sun and always plan to have a fleece and a windproof jacket.
Remember that in the mountains the weather can change very quickly and the temperature drops significantly as you go up in altitude, even in summer.
If you have the option, always choose certified clothing that has been produced respecting the environment. You will feel even more in harmony with nature during photo trekking knowing that what you wear has a very low environmental impact!
We all want to move light and carry only the essentials in the backpack. Sometimes, however, it is good to have some extra clothing with you that can help in difficult situations, without overloading the backpack too much.
Today there are solutions with low weight and high performance, without having to spend a lot. For example, you can bring an extra pair of gloves, socks or briefs.
Also remember to have a change of shirt and an extra fleece and put them in a dry bag, preferably in recycled material, instead of leaving them in bulk in the backpack: they will keep dry, clean and ready to give you a pleasant feeling when you wear them.
In the same dry bag you can put wet clothes and carry them home without consequences for the equipment in the backpack.
When we stay overnight in the shelters there are some simple hygiene rules to follow:
Remember that you will also need to bring your toiletries and the accessories you need. I advise you to use travel-sized items.
Put your change of clothes for the night and everything you need in a small dry bag that you can carry with you more comfortably.
You can read other tips for staying overnight in a mountain hut here →
On the page dedicated to each DELPHICAPHOTO photo trekking you can find any particular trekking equipment required.
Also, you can download the general list of trekking equipment:
If you have already registered for the DELPHICAPHOTO photo trekking you will receive an informative email with updates on the required trekking equipment and any additional requirements.
During the photo trekking it can be very useful to have a foldable foam insulation mat to sit on or kneel on, both during photo sessions and during lunch, especially when the ground is wet or covered with snow. You can find it in sports equipment stores: it's cheap, weighs even less and can make a difference when you're outdoors.
The camera is your companion during DELPHICAPHOTO photo trekking. To be always ready to take and make the photo that express your feelings and your vision, it is necessary that:
It is therefore important that you are capable of:
You should be comfortable with these settings that you can perform them even in the dark.
Prepare in advance everything you need to participate in the DELPHICAPHOTO photo treks and pack it in your backpack.
You can follow these simple tips:
If the photo trekking takes place in very cold weather, it may be useful to have a small warmer (like this one) to store next to the spare batteries you keep in your backpack, in order to preserve its charge for longer. You can also choose to put batteries in the inside pocket of your jacket to keep them warm. Of course you can also use it to warm your hands!
To participate in the DELPHICAPHOTO photo trekking and enjoy this experience to the fullest, you need to have the following equipment with you:
The following list includes the equipment I recommend to participants of the DELPHICAPHOTO photo trekking:
At this point you just have to choose what else you want to bring to meet your particular expressive needs or simply to have with you what you think may be useful.
To help you organize the necessary equipment for photo trekking, I have prepared a checklist that you can download for free.
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