One of the most important things in everyone’s life is finding an activity, that gives meaning to his days, something to turn your life into something more than the daily performance of duties and meet the needs.
Those who have a talent, in most cases, have understood it since childhood, for others to whom God hasn’t given a talent, it remains to find a hobby and to develop their skills in it. And… what more wonderful than finding kindred spirits with whom to share his activity. One hobby as a way of life, then it will be a… COMMON LIFE. People related with one common life… they are more than friends, right?
Every group of friends has its own unique philosophy and method of hiking. But there are certain principles and rules which are common to all groups. If we have to summarize the most important features of a group hiking then here it is.
The most of the groups are keen on an idea of UNITY and togetherness. They believe that the power of human qualities can be shown when the people are in a group. But for being one successful group, it has to be right rules and laws. First, starting with an explanation of the perception itself – “a group”.
Being a group, it is mean to be a number of individuals, which are synchronized and thinking as one, but without losing its identity. People who can work together. People who achieve common goals, share and help each other along the way of the achievement of the goal. Of course, each member of the group loves his hobby and wants to achieve as much as possible better results. Also, hiking in a group provides security and power to be achieved more difficult destinations. All of them must possess certain qualities that underpin the friendship between them. Some of the most important are: commitment, loyalty and tact.
Have an interesting rule that sets the pace of the group and it is – all move according to the pace of the slowest one and when some of these friends gather, because of the common passion -hiking, they begin to share with each other all those feelings that give them the beloved hobby.
All participants in a friendly group are united by a common activity – hiking, except it, the friends group has its own slogan or motto that is cohesive, unifying idea. For example, some of the slogans sound this way: “the best cure for stress is a walk with friends in nature” or “the strength of a cohesive group is greater than the sum of its individual parts.”
The larger groups, except a slogan and motto, have also their own sworn, which every participant should learn and speak in the formal entry into the group.
In fact, if we need to determine the order of the hierarchy in this sport, it will look like this: an individual, a group of participant, club and organization, there are conversations and meetings between their members from different parts of the world.
However, if one is planning for a hiking vacation with friends in winter, then winter hiking gear is a necessity.