Explore Mountaineering Destinations ( 99 )

Kudremukh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 25°C 183mm
Best Season
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Ooty
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 24°C 9°C 148mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - May and Sept- Nov
  • Summer: 12 to 29°C
  • Winter: 5 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2240 m
Mcleodganj
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 27°C 15°C 42mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep to June
  • Summer: 23 to 37°C
  • Winter: -1 to 17°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 2082 m
Sri Lanka
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 31°C 26°C 371mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 26 to 31°C
  • Winter: 23 to 30°C
  • Rain: Oct to Jan
  • Altitude: 7 m
Nalanda
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 38°C 25°C 42mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 26 to 31°C
  • Winter: 23 to 30°C
  • Rain: Oct to Jan
  • Altitude: 7 m
Yelagiri
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 42°C 28°C 19mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
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South Africa
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 20°C 9°C 69mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec to March
  • Summer: 25 to 32°C
  • Winter: 8 to 25°C
  • Rain: March to Nov
  • Altitude: 1753 m
Thekkady
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 32°C 26°C 271mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2800 m
Alwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 41°C 27°C 15mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
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  • Altitude:
Kollam
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Nashik
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 27°C 27mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to March
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude: 560 m
Tiruchy
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 37°C 26°C 65mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: November- March
  • Summer: 20 to 31°C, °C
  • Winter: 26 to 24°C °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 85 m
Gangotri
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 35°C 21°C 60mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Thailand
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 25°C 198mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov to Feb
  • Summer: 32 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude: 316 m
Chamba
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 22°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 14 to 30°C
  • Winter: -5 to 20°C
  • Rain: July to Oct
  • Altitude: 1600 m
Mexico
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to May
  • Summer: 25 to 29°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2421 m
Rameswaram
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 24°C 19°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Malaysia
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 32°C 24°C 196mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 27 to 33°C
  • Winter: 22 to 27°C
  • Rain: Nov-Feb
  • Altitude: 21 m
Israel
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 25°C 12°C 2mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 15°C
  • Rain: Oct to May
  • Altitude: 610 m
Indonesia
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 31°C 24°C 114mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to Oct
  • Summer: 23 to 31°C
  • Winter: 22 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude:
Greece
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 28°C
  • Winter: 6 to 16°C
  • Rain: October to Feb
  • Altitude: 300 m
Mussoorie
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 4°C 58mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - June
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 1 to 22°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1876 m
Vijayawada
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 38°C 28°C 37mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - June
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 1 to 22°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1876 m
Pelling
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 10°C 6°C 90mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kenya
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 13°C 158mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 14 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 28°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 5199 m
Bhutan
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 23°C 13°C 122mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Ranikhet
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 11°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 15°C
  • Rain: Jun - August
  • Altitude: 3750 m
Ranthambore
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 37°C 18°C 0mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to April
  • Summer: 23 to 45°C
  • Winter: 4 to 32°C
  • Rain: July to Sept
  • Altitude: 215 to 505 m
Bahamas
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 29°C 22°C 117mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April - Feb Nov - Dec
  • Summer: 27 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 21°C
  • Rain: Jun - Nov
  • Altitude: 3 m
Kedarnath
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 35°C 21°C 60mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 3553m (11,657 ft)
Bilaspur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 39°C 25°C 40mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 3553m (11,657 ft)
Yercaud
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 22°C 122mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 3553m (11,657 ft)
Visakhapatnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 38°C 20°C 77mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Mar
  • Summer: 22 - 41°C
  • Winter: 15 - 30°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 5m (16 ft)
Dalhousie
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 22°C 22mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan - Dec
  • Summer: 16 to 42°C
  • Winter: -2 to 19°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1954 m ( 6411 ft )
Brazil
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to June
  • Summer: 25 to 40°C
  • Winter: 6 to 20°C
  • Rain: Dec to April
  • Altitude: 1000 m
Australia
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 15°C 3°C 46mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Dec - Feb
  • Summer: 30 to 50°C
  • Winter: 18 to 23°C
  • Rain: Nov - April
  • Altitude: 2228 m
Cherrapunji
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 16°C 1mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 10 to 30°C
  • Winter: 3 to 23°C
  • Rain: Mar to Oct
  • Altitude: 1484m (4869ft)
Norway
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 16°C 6°C 44mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March and Jul to Aug
  • Summer: 16 to 24°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: June to August
  • Altitude: 221 m
Finland
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 15°C 4°C 36mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 6 to 21°C
  • Winter: -11 to 8°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 200 m
Matheran
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 27°C 27mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 20 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 800 m
Panchgani
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 26°C 69mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 20 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 800 m
Cambodia
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 24°C 134mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Feb
  • Summer: 25 to 35°C
  • Winter: 20 to 30°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude:
Khandala
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 37°C 23°C 25mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 22 to 40°C
  • Winter: 12 to 33°C
  • Rain: Jun to Aug
  • Altitude: 550 m
Almora
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 11°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr to Jun, Sep to Nov
  • Summer: Summer 12 to 28°C
  • Winter: Winter -2 to 15°C
  • Rain: Aug to Sep
  • Altitude: 1651 m
Switzerland
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 16°C 4°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to June
  • Summer: 20 to 25°C
  • Winter: -3 to -4°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 3820 m
Austria
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 19°C 9°C 61mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Summer: 20 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 0°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 3798 m
Srinagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 25°C 11°C 8mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Oct
  • Summer: 14 - 30°C
  • Winter: -2 - 14°C
  • Rain: Mar - Apr
  • Altitude: 1585 m ( 5200 ft )
USA
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 24°C 14°C 101mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to September
  • Summer: 24 to 47°C
  • Winter: -44 to 5°C
  • Rain: March to Oct
  • Altitude: 520 m
Dispur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 31°C 23°C 18mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: All Year
  • Summer: 25 to 38°C
  • Winter: 11 to 25°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 55m (180 ft)
Mount Abu
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 32°C 19°C 12mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Feb - June
  • Summer: 32 to 45°C
  • Winter: 5 to 28°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Canada
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 17°C 7°C 74mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to April
  • Summer: 11 to 25°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: June to Sept
  • Altitude:
Vrindavan
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 40°C 26°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 170 m
Tawang
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 18°C 3°C 25mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Saudi Arabia
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 38°C 22°C 10mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr and Sept to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 42°C
  • Winter: 9 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 620 m
Mysore
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 21°C 146mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Mar
  • Summer: 22 to 39°C
  • Winter: 13 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 763 m (2503 ft)
France
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 23 to 27°C
  • Winter: 1 to 5°C
  • Rain: Oct to Nov
  • Altitude: 737 m
Darjeeling
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 19°C 13°C 187mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun and Sept - Dec
  • Summer: 9 to 20°C
  • Winter: 2 to 6°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2050 m
Spain
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 9°C 41mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: April to June and Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 30°C
  • Winter: 2 to 20°C
  • Rain: April to May
  • Altitude: 650 m
Bangladesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 34°C 25°C 194mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Nov - Feb
  • Summer: 28 - 35°C
  • Winter: 15 - 20°C
  • Rain: May - July
  • Altitude: 1052
Wayanad
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 29°C 18°C 189mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 10 to 31°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 2100 m
Itanagar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 26°C 11°C 210mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Apr
  • Summer: 25 - 40°C
  • Winter: 15 - 21°C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 440m (1444 ft)
Ireland
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 25°C 9°C 11mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 18 to 20°C
  • Winter: 4 to 10°C
  • Rain: Sept to Dec
  • Altitude: 1041
Coonoor
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 21°C 11°C 117mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 15 to 25°C
  • Winter: 10 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1850 m (6070 ft)
Ladakh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 16°C 3°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Feb
  • Summer: 15 to 25°C
  • Winter: 10 to 20°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1850 m (6070 ft)
Chikmagalur
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 25°C 183mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to May
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C°C
  • Winter: 14 to 32°C°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1894 m
Italy
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 23°C 11°C 48mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 15 to 30°C
  • Winter: 4 to 14°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 13 m
China
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 26°C 13°C 28mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to March
  • Summer: 13 to 30°C
  • Winter: -9 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 43.71 m
Munnar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 25°C 16°C 204mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Aug - May
  • Summer: 19 - 35°C
  • Winter: 11 - 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 2400 m ( 7874 ft )
Vietnam
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 24°C 221mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jul to Jan
  • Summer: 21 to 35°C
  • Winter: 12 to 21°C
  • Rain: May to Sep
  • Altitude: 0m
Cyprus
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 28°C 16°C 28mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to June
  • Summer: 18 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 24°C
  • Rain: May to Oct
  • Altitude: 1952 m
New Zealand
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 13°C 9°C 121mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to Jun
  • Summer: 14 to 19°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Nathula
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 10°C -1°C 30mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Mahabaleshwar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 30°C 18°C 63mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - Jun
  • Summer: 15 to 35°C
  • Winter: 10 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun - Sep
  • Altitude: 1438 m (4718 ft)
Macau
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 28°C 24°C 362mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to Dec
  • Summer: 26 to 32°C
  • Winter: 15 to 27°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sept
  • Altitude: 170 m
Kullu
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 25°C 9°C 14mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep to June
  • Summer: 24 to 36°C°C
  • Winter: 1 to 25°C°C
  • Rain: Jul to Sep
  • Altitude: 1220 m
Bhimtal
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 35°C 21°C 60mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 1370 m
Chittorgarh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 42°C 27°C 9mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude: 1370 m
Manali
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 25°C 9°C 83mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sep - Jun
  • Summer: 23 - 36°C
  • Winter: -1 - 18°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 1950 m ( 6398 ft )
Alleppey
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 32°C 26°C 271mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept - March
  • Summer: 20 to 36°C
  • Winter: 16 to 32°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 2695 m
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - May
  • Summer: 20 - 36°C
  • Winter: 15 - 34°C
  • Rain: May - Nov
  • Altitude: 0m (0 ft)
Philippines
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Oct
  • Summer: 24 to 35°C
  • Winter: 19 to 23°C
  • Rain: April to June
  • Altitude: 13 m
Kasauli
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 36°C 25°C 133mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1927 m
Badrinath
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 11°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1927 m
Kangra
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 27°C 15°C 42mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Jun
  • Summer: 8 to 30°C
  • Winter: -10 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 733
Madikeri
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 25°C 183mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct - April
  • Summer: 21 to 36°C
  • Winter: 14 to 29°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 1061 m
Nepal
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 30°C 16°C 122mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 28 to 40°C
  • Winter: 18 to 22°C
  • Rain: May to Sept
  • Altitude: 1298 m
Mauritius
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 30°C 22°C 48mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to December
  • Summer: 25 to 33°C
  • Winter: 18 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jan to May
  • Altitude: 828
Gulmarg
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 20°C 10°C 61mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Mar to Oct
  • Summer: 10 to 37°C
  • Winter: -8 to 11°C
  • Rain: Jul to Aug
  • Altitude: 2690 m (8825 ft)
Hungary
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 12°C 61mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: July to August
  • Summer: 16 to 27°C
  • Winter: -4 to 16°C
  • Rain: November
  • Altitude: 855 m
Germany
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: May to October
  • Summer: 22 to 30°C
  • Winter: 0 to 3°C
  • Rain: April to September
  • Altitude: 2962 m
Rishikesh
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 35°C 23°C 20mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March - Apr and Sept - Oct
  • Summer: 21 to 42°C
  • Winter: 5 to 26°C
  • Rain: Jul - Sep
  • Altitude: 372 m
Egypt
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Oct to May
  • Summer: 7 to 43°C
  • Winter: 0 to 18°C
  • Rain: Oct to April
  • Altitude: 2629 m
Garhwal
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 35°C 21°C 60mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: March to Oct
  • Summer: 18 to 33°C
  • Winter: -7 to 10°C
  • Rain: Jul to Oct
  • Altitude:
Kausani
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 22°C 11°C 3mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Kodaikanal
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 21°C 13°C 141mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Apr - Jun and Sept - Oct
  • Summer: 11 to 20°C
  • Winter: 8 to 17 °C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 2133 (6998 ft)
Sabarimala
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 32°C 26°C 271mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Sept to Apr
  • Summer: 23 to 35°C
  • Winter: 17 to 32°C
  • Rain: Jun to Sep
  • Altitude: 468 m (1535 ft)
Rajmachi
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 37°C 23°C 25mm
Best Season
  • Best Season:
  • Summer: °C
  • Winter: °C
  • Rain:
  • Altitude:
Myanmar
Month Weather High Low Rain
May Array 33°C 25°C 303mm
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jan to May
  • Summer: 24 to 45°C
  • Winter: 20 to 24°C
  • Rain: Jun to Oct
  • Altitude: 15 m
United Kingdom
Month Weather High Low Rain
- - - -
Best Season
  • Best Season: Jun to Sept
  • Summer: 18 to 23°C
  • Winter: 5 to 15°C
  • Rain: June
  • Altitude: 24 m

Mountaineering - Things to do

Mountaineering is more an Art than a Sport

Every man has a dream to touch the clouds, walk through tiny streams, sit in a place of solace and peace, and experience the fresh non polluted air. But only a mountaineer can experience all of them and enjoy it to the fullest. Some take it up as a hobby and some as a full time profession. Long hikes, misty weather, unexplored mountain peaks, are the main subject of interest for a mountaineer. Apart from the normal hike to the top of the mountain, mountaineering can be classified as rock crafts i.e. mountaineering on the rocks and the snow craft i.e. mountaineering on the snow covered mountains or ice. All of these like any other sport need a lot of stamina, training, experience, and knowledge to maintain safety.

 

The back packs on the back, ready to eat energy foods, sleeping bags, tents, and warm clothing in all sets up a perfect mood for mountaineering. The mountaineers have a fixed target and a day to day plan so that they reach the mountain peak within the desired time. They also use different types of shelter depending on the climatic conditions because the weather in the mountain is very unpredictable. If there is an unexpected change in weather the mountaineers take shelter at the base camps built at regular intervals.

                       

Mountaineering is an exciting profession but also considered to be the most hazardous of all. A number of mountaineers lose their lives every year because of natural calamities like falling rocks, avalanches, ice slopes, stormy weather, and equipment failure. Many mountaineers also loose their lives due to a common sickness called altitude sickness. Altitude sickness includes severe headache, sleep problems, nausea, lack of appetite, lethargy, and body ache. The underlying cause for altitude sickness is that, the atmospheric pressure is low at high altitudes and this reduces the amount of oxygen in the air leading to the sickness. Hence the only remedy for this problem is to carry bottled oxygen.

 

Another major problems faced by mountaineers while hiking on the snow clad mountains is the solar radiation. The solar radiation increases considerably as one goes to a higher altitude absorbing less ultraviolet radiation. This leads to sunburn and snow blindness which is also very dangerous and can be fatal. Hence to select and follow a route using one's skills and experience to lessen these dangers is an art by itself and is usually decided by the lead of the group.

 

Mountaineering has become a popular sport throughout the world. Hence the number of students opting for mountaineering as profession has also seen an inclination in recent times. The famous mountaineering institutes in India are Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and the Himalayan institute of mountaineering. Here in these institutes the students are given a sound training on the various safe techniques of mountaineering.

 

Mountaineers are believed to carry a “never to say die attitude” and “never to give up attitude” and reach high heights overcoming all the difficulties which come their way with ease and poise.

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