Moxtain - Risk and Respond

Risk and respond

We at Moxtain organize Himalayan treks in order to provide a fine, raw and unique Experience to our trekkers. A Himalayan trek especially a high altitude one is enthralling but at the same time is full of risks thus we have listed some risks and there responds in order to educate the trekkers and minimize the risks. These Risks are not only for those who are planning a trek through Moxtain in fact we are addressing to all those who are planning any trek in High Altitude.

Risk 1 : Altitude

The human body can perform best at sea level, where the atmospheric pressure is favourable but with any altitude gain above sea level i.e. 0 Ft , the atmospheric atmospheric pressure decreases resulting decrease in oxygen molecule per breath. Above 2438 meter(8000Ft) one can face AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness) and the symptoms for same are headache , discomfort and Nausea. Altitude is defined on following scale

  • High (8,000 - 12,000 ft)
  • Very High (12,000 - 18,000 ft)
  • Extremely High (18,000+ ft)

And these are defined as per the risk factors.

Respond : A trekker should be acclimatized properly at a particular height before ascending in order to avoid AMS and If any one feel these symptoms he should inform his leader or fellow trekkers and follow his trek lead instructions. As trek lead will arrange the necessities like stretcher, first aid kit, oxygen cylinders in order to address this situation.

Risk 2 : Weather conditions

Weather cannot be predicted to most accuracy in Himalayan Treks whereas we at Moxtain always check weather conditions and reports before planning any trek but above all this Himalayas are unpredictable and for Moxtain security of trekkers is utmost so we don't proceed further whenever we feel like weather conditions are not favourable.

Respond : Whenever weather is not favourable its Trek Leader and Guides call to wait for weather to get better or to not proceed.

Risk 3 : Injuries while trekking

When trekking in Himalayas you have to walk on different terrains and thus can result some Sprain, Bruises , Minor Injuries. Serious injuries like fracture are very rare as we take all prelim precautions by using proper equipments.

Respond : Our Trek Leaders are well Certified and trained to handle minor emergencies and are well equipped by First Aids aid. In any case of a serious injuries we provide special care and attention in order to carry the patient to nearest hospital over stretchair.

Risk 4 : No Signal Zone in Himalayas

When trekking in Himalayas mostly mobile networks are out of reach.While trekking one is out of reach through communication devices and cannot call, message , social networking posts etc.

Respond : We have people moving between Campsites also we communicate through Satellite Phones if needed.