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  1. 1. Departamento de Educación Física<br />IES Estelas de Cantabria<br />Alberto García Huerta<br />HIKING:CantabriaInfinita<br />year2009 - 2010<br />
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION<br /> HIKING:” Togofor a walk in themountainsor in nature”.Themain objetive istofollow a pathor a trail.<br />You can enjoylisteningtothesilenceorthesound of thewater, seeingthelandscape… <br />
  3. 3. THE PATH AND ITS SIGNPOSTING<br /> A pathmustgoacrossthevalley, towns, hills,…<br />lookingforthebestway and visitinginteresting places abouttheirculture, history, landscape… <br />Jalón<br />Flecha<br />
  4. 4. KIND OF PATHS<br /> DEPENDING ON THE LENGTH:<br />Long-distance routes(LD)They run for more than 40 Km.<br /> They are sign-posted with red and white signs<br />Short-distance routes(SD)They are from 10 to 40 km. Long.<br /> They are sign-posted with yellow and white signs<br />Local routes No more than 10 km. <br /> They are sign-posted with green and white signs. <br />City routesThey are routes in the city. <br /> They are sign-posted with red and yellow signs.<br />
  5. 5. EQUIPMENT – SHOES<br /> Boots are the most important part of the required equipment.<br /> We must walk on grounds, different from our streets or roads, with stones, branches, water or animals.<br /> they should provide adequate protection against possible sprains, knocks and slippage.<br /> The boots must protect your ankle.<br /> The sole must have a good marked drawing. <br /> Their laces must be perfectly tied.<br /> Don´t wear your boots for the first time on a hike. You must first try them on shorter walks.<br />
  6. 6. EQUIPMENT – SHOES <br /> USEFUL ADVICE:<br />Tie the laces from the botton to the top.<br />Check them in a few minutes when your feet have expanded. <br />You can wear the laces looser when you go up but very well-tied when you go down.<br />
  7. 7. EQUIPMENT- CLOTHES<br />USEFUL ADVICE:<br />Your clothes must be lightweight and permit air flow. <br />If there is a lot of vegetation , especially thicket ,you must protect your arms and legs. <br />In the mountain the weather changes quickly so you must wear some clothes to keep you warm.<br />
  8. 8. EQUIPMENT- BACKPACK<br />The backpack increases the effort we need to walk.<br />We feel its weight on our legs and on our back to. its size must be appropiate to your back. <br />You must regulate to put the most of the weight on your hips. <br />
  9. 9. EQUIPMENT- BACKPACK<br />USEFUL ADVICES:<br />Generally, try to put big and light things in the botton and the heviest in the top, near your back. Then its centre of gravity will be between your shoulders<br />Put the load in a symmetrical way (left and right) for not to overload one side of your back.<br /> Don´t put any thing failed (water botle, shoes…) they can unbalance you because of their movement or they can catch on somewhere, specially branches.<br />
  10. 10. EQUIPMENT- STICKS<br />They are not necessary but they can help you to keep balanced<br />USEFUL ADVICES:<br /> You can make it yourself.<br />Only one is sufficent. <br />If you have a knee pain they can be useful.<br />
  11. 11. EQUIPMENT- MAP<br />CARDINAL DIRECTIONS: <br />North<br />South<br />East<br />West<br />
  12. 12. RIVERS<br />BULDINGS<br />ROADS<br />PATHS<br />SUMMIT<br />EQUIPMENT- MAP<br />
  13. 13. BASIC RULES OF BEHAVIOUR IN THE COUNTRYSIDE<br />Avoid making any unnecessary noise<br />A photograph is much better than taking the photographed object away with you (flowers, insects, fossils, etc.)<br />Avoid littering and take along rubbish bags instead<br />Make sure that the inhabitants of the rural district you are visiting do not regret your presence:<br /><ul><li> Close gates after you
  14. 14. Do not trespass on private property
  15. 15. If you have a dog keep it away from the cattle</li>