Sun finally began to show up, and whatever its unquestionable merits, care must be taken. The damages it causes to the skin are well known, but still too largely ignored. And in the mountains, we need to be even more cautious.
Water reflects about 10% of UV rays, but fresh snow can reflect up to 85%. Skiers and hikers must consider this factor if they want to properly protect themselves, in order to prevent sunburns.
Elevation also plays a major role in UV radiation as it increases about 10% for every 1,000m of elevation gain. While it’s true that clouds reduce UV exposure, they do not completely eliminate the dangers associated with it.
To fully enjoy your day, without any fear, think of:
Nonetheless, sunlight has been proven to be beneficial for the health, and for the mood! Are you a fan of springtime hiking? Take a few precautions, and go for it!Back