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Go to the Far North

Often, it is necessary to carry out long passages from the deserts of snow and ice in the Arctic. These maneuvers involve a number of features of the North, and of the dangers, too. To learn how to properly make the transition to the Polar region and we discuss in this article.

Difficulties during the transition of the Arctic are associated with the peculiarities of the surface. Open land in this region do not find: the snow, varying degrees of looseness, ice, seldom rocky ledges. It is convenient to walk only on a dense, ulezhavshemusya snow. Move on the smooth ice only with a special climbing shoes with spikes.

Difficulties also arise from transitions in the loose, fresh or melting snow. Each step will be given to the effort, the legs can go in snow cover in full. In such a situation, it is best to bail out the usual sports, cross country skiing: they not only hold a person in snow, preventing falls, but also significantly increase the speed of movement.

Snow

Another situation: pres. When the snow melts, and then hits the cold - at the snow surface form a crust of ice, varying degrees of thickness and strength. But very often this crust does not hold a person's weight and failing. Go prolamyvayas crust is even harder than the soft snow, to the same, so you can get a leg injury and. Conventional long-skiing, and of little use to navigate through frozen snow. They glide, travel in different directions, and also because of its narrowness, may breach crust. Present to go well in a wide, short skis, which are often used taiga hunters. These skis can be successfully replaced by the so-called snowshoes: a flexible frame of twigs or sticks bent ski done in the form of an elongated oval and plaited vines, rope, cloth, pine branches. Such platforms are attached to the soles of shoes. The increased pressure area at the same weight, a person can not give way and the crust is moving through it with no problems.

Snow stap

snowshoe

Snow blindness - is another difficulty faced by the traveler in the Arctic. When surrounded by dense cover of white snow and the sun is shining, the eyes have a huge strain: white, sparkling in the sun the snow, white sky, the dazzling sun. This effect can be obtained even in the middle latitudes, snow in winter, only in the polar regions is much stronger. If you do not take care of eye protection - not long and blind. Need any special sunglasses, preferably with a layer that protects against ultraviolet radiation (because of the poles of the ozone layer and ultraviolet light to the earth rushing solid flow merciless). Help mask over his eyes, with narrow slits. Not bad to close the top of the canopy or hood Review: will not occur because of the effect of the continuous emission from which you can lose direction and lose our landmarks.

 

 

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