Equal strength of companions

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Equal strength of companions

Postby Alexandoy » Wed May 10, 2017 11:16 am

Have you gone on a hike with some people who are not really physically fit? They tend to slow down the movement. When we climbed a not so high mountain, one of our companions was my office mate who looks physically fit with good muscles but unfortunately he lacked stamina. Midway the hike in going to the mountain, he was always requesting for a rest. Instead of 1 rest, I think we had 3 or 4 and that definitely affected our schedule.

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Re: Equal strength of companions

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Wed May 10, 2017 2:23 pm

You have put up a valid point. Every person has a different potential and a varied stamina level. In such cases there are many times when the whole group needs to adjust so as to manage the pace of all the members.

Slowing down now and then can be irritating for some but when you plan to travel in a group such adjustments become mandatory.

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Re: Equal strength of companions

Postby naruto100 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:57 pm

Yes we have face such situation few times. We have here big group of hiking who used to make plans for hiking frequently. As there are many members, sometimes they come with their relatives who are quite excited about hiking but never experienced it before. So they found lots of trouble in completing the whole route. Most of them never used to come back. Lol

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Re: Equal strength of companions

Postby kamai » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:01 am

Sadly I would be the one who tends to slow the hike schedule down since I am not too experienced. To prevent this from happening I usually go on a hike with my cousin who is at the same level as me. We enjoy each others company and we take rests and go on in an equal pace. I think it's a good idea to go with people or group that are in the same level.

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Re: Equal strength of companions

Postby Ray1 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:48 am

I have done that many a times and always regretted for being with them (even for momentarily) I like to be on my feet all the time during a trekking/walking but when someone insists on sitting on the first available spot/bench or eat something at the first available eating spot it certainly kills the joy of main feature. Sometimes, they are not physically weak but simply lazy. I try my best to select my companions but I always thought that I could have had a better choice.

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Re: Equal strength of companions

Postby harijobs » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:12 pm

Yes. I totally agree with you. When we are traveling in a group these adjustments are to be made for the benefit of everyone and also to avoid unnecessary hassle along the trip. Once when we went to hiking to a small mount my mom was getting tired on the way even though she is a good climber. So, the whole family has to wait for her and take 3 to 4 breaks in the way which got a little bit late to reach the destination. But we don't have any other choice, right? :)

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Re: Equal strength of companions

Postby Ray1 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:51 pm

harijobs wrote:Yes. I totally agree with you. When we are traveling in a group these adjustments are to be made for the benefit of everyone and also to avoid unnecessary hassle along the trip. Once when we went to hiking to a small mount my mom was getting tired on the way even though she is a good climber. So, the whole family has to wait for her and take 3 to 4 breaks in the way which got a little bit late to reach the destination. But we don't have any other choice, right? :)


I have never traveled for a trekking event with my mom but all such walks were for religious purposes only like a trip to Neelkanth in Shivalik range or Vaisno Devi from Katra but then I expected what happened. It took almost 18 hours to Vaishno Devi from Katra that I cover in 5-6 hours or similar time from Rishikesh to Neelkanth. But when it comes for trekking purpose with able body persons and they take their own time in activities other than trekking then of course you wish you were in better company.


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