In Association With Sikana

Discover over 50 videos containing advice on how to hike well and safely.

This program was developed with expert professional mountain guide Xavier Gadat who lent his expertise on the program for you to discover or improve at this sporting activity, which is regarded as widely accessible since it can be done virtually anywhere.

Be sure to the follow the chapters in order for a full learning experience - the program has been especially adapted for newcomers to the sport of hiking. The more experience, hikers simply looking for a few extra backpacking tips and tricks, may wish to pick and choose from the videos they find the most relevant.

Remember to take care of your body, especially your feet, after a long hike. Take the relevant safety precautions we outline in our videos and most of all, have fun!

Hiking, backpacking, trekking - call it what you will - is a great way to get outdoors and to be in and among the beauty of nature, giving a feeling of total freedom and self-reliance. It also gives the hiker the chance to revel in the delight of pushing their body to new limits and can be enjoyed alone on solo expeditions or with friends as part of a group.

Happy hiking!

Acute Mountain Sickness

This piece of article is to educate trekkers and help them to take precaution and not to discourage them from trekking. Please go through this carefully.

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a negative health effect of high altitude, caused by acute exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high altitude. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover".

Although minor symptoms such as breathlessness may occur at altitudes of 1,500 metres (5,000 ft), AMS typically only occurs above 2,400 metres (8,000 ft). It is hard to determine who will be affected by altitude sickness. Diagnosis is supported in those who have a moderate to severe reduction in activities.

Acute mountain sickness can progress to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE), both of which are potentially fatal, and can only be cured by immediate descent to lower altitude or oxygen administration. Chronic mountain sickness is a different condition that only occurs after long term exposure to high altitude

Read all about AMS Here to know more details.