Dec 5, 2015

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Appropriate Times to Carry a Pellet Gun for Protection in the Mountains

Our safety is always our number one concern, especially when you’re going to unfamiliar places like the mountains. Many people would choose to carry a pellet gun when they go to the mountains, not for hunting, but for their protection and to defend themselves. However, the snag about carrying a pellet gun in the mountains is the legality behind such weapon. Many people have reported to use their pellet guns illegally such as shooting wildlife animals or pulling the trigger in someone else’s property which is considered a legal offense.  Although there’s no need to get a license when carrying a pellet gun, you still need to follow certain rules when carrying it. Legal Issues The only way to be safe when carrying an air rifle or a pellet gun is to follow the rules and what the law dictates. A certain Act was created that covers the carrying of air guns to minors, meaning those below the age of 18. At some instance, minors will be allowed to borrow the gun and the ammunition with corresponding supervision. But they are not allowed to buy and own a pellet gun. Another thing that you have to consider is transporting an air gun. When transporting an air gun, it should be properly cased and unloaded. In some places, carrying it in a public place loaded is considered an illegal offense. You also have to make yourself familiar with the rules of a particular location you’re in before taking out a pellet gun and shoot. When to carry them? If you are looking for a defensive gun to protect you against the possible threats that lurks around the mountains, carrying a pellet gun might be a great idea. However, you need to have the idea about when and how you should carry it with you. Using pellet gun and other air guns are getting popular for hunters these days. If you are to use a pellet for hunting in the mountains, then that’s quite a good idea. You just have to abide by the rules and regulations of the area you’re in. Know their hunting guidelines and make sure to follow them without exemption. When you’re going to the mountains for a great hike and you wanted to keep yourself protected, having a good pellet gun...

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Sep 8, 2015

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History of Mountaineering

History of Mountaineering

The term mountaineering is nowadays referred to, predominantly extreme, sport of climbing mountaintops, generally divided into three categories (according to the type of surface which is being used for climbing): rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, since the used surface can be rock, snow or ice. Every one of them requires high levels of training and athletic ability, combined with a lot of experience and the best possible equipment in order to maintain safety. Danger is a constant when being involved in mountaineering attempt, and though the nature offers untouched flora and fauna with amazing scenery, it can be very unpredictable so safety is of the utmost importance. But, how and when did it all start? Since the dawn of humanity high and unreachable mountains with their steep cliffs and shiny, icy peaks inspired awe and demanded respect. Gods chose them for that reason as well, and for example, on Mount Olympus a group of deities congregated for a long time and spent their days arguing, drinking nectar and throwing lightning bolts on the peasants of the ancient Greece. Curiosity killed the cat in the popular saying, however, in this instance it was the gods that disappeared, because when the first unconquered mountains where climbed it was clear that only cold air and threatening clouds lived on such high altitudes. Historically, it is believed that the first climb with ladders and ropes and with some technical difficulty happened in 15th century France, when a group of enthusiasts ascended the Mount Aiguille. This appears to be the first recorded attempt to reach such awe-inspiring mountains, but many people agree that it is possible and highly probable that people have tried it before as well. After that and in the era of Enlightenment especially, because of its new-born enthusiasm for the natural world, more and more mountain peaks were surmounted for the first time. The first ascend to Mount Blanc happened in 1786, and it was soon followed by several successful expeditions to other famous tops in the Alps, like Grossglockner (1800), Ortler (1804) or Breithorn (1813). Although these attempts were recognized and respected worldwide the fist official organization for mountaineering was not being established until 1857, when the famous Alpinist Club was founded in England. Sir Alfred Willis, who is generally considered as the most responsible for...

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Sep 8, 2015

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General Facts About Mountaineering

General Facts About Mountaineering

          Throughout human history big and snowy mountain tops were unreachable and therefore mysterious, which gave them godlike abilities or they were considered as actual habitats of deities. The most famous example from mythology comes from ancient Greece where Mount Olympus remained respected for centuries as “the home of the gods”. Nevertheless, human curiosity was stronger than fear and brave men have risked their health and their lives in order to reach even the most dangerous of mountain...