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The fauna of Catalonia

The fauna of Catalonia is largely composed of a combination of a minority of endemic animals of the region and a majority of animals that are also present in other places. Most of Catalonia enjoys a Mediterranean climate (except mountain regions), which means that many of the animals that live there are adapted to the …

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Frostbite, classifications and how to avoid it in the mountains: recommendations from the mountain guides of the French university, STAPS

Frostbite, classifications and how to avoid it in the mountains: recommendations from the mountain guides of the French university, STAPS.

In the mountains, a person is exposed to several factors that cause them to fight the cold. Violation of heat exchange may occur due to weather conditions, improperly chosen clothing or incorrect behavior. Each body radiates …

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Five “floors” of the Pyrenean Mountains: from the foot to the top

Trekking, skiing, snowshoeing, or mountain climbing requires training – depending on the purpose. Mountain tours are unsafe and require knowledge – both theoretical and practical. This is what my blog is about today.

Theoretical training includes:

Examining a map of the area, choosing a route;
The ability to “read” the placement of hazardous areas;
Possibility to have information in …

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Spatial planning, new sports facilities and the evolution of dream creation

At the Faculty of “Sport Management” in France, there is a subject called “Spatial planning” (“Aménagement du territoryoire”). It talks about the improvement of cities and towns, including in terms of the development of sports infrastructure. It is almost a science today when ordering space taking into account social, economic and strategic meanings. This is …

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A few tips for tourists who purchase “tour packages” in Europe (with France as the example): what do you need to know?

A few tips for tourists who purchase “tour packages” in Europe (with France as the example): what do you need to know?

A travel package is a service that includes at least two components related to logistics and accommodation, as well as any other tourist services that are provided for at least twenty-four hours (that is, …

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