Mountaineering is a difficult sport that carries some risk. It’s always farther away than it appears, taller than it appears, and tougher than it appears, as the maxim for mountaineers around the world goes. And to ensure the safety of such risk-takers, Fujairah Adventure Center has introduced certain penalties if anyone decides to go overboard.
A Penalty Of Dhs50,000 Is To Be Levied On Violating Mountaineering Rules
The Fujairah Adventure Center has decided that anyone who disobeys mountaineering restrictions and endangers the lives of others will be fined Dh50,000 (FAC). This decision, which took effect on March 1, was made in response to recent reports of an increase in the number of cases of individuals becoming lost in mountains. It applies to three groups of people: mountaineers who hike in rocky terrain, mountain adventure trip planners, and authorised travel agencies.
According to the officials, this penalty is in light to reduce the fatal cases of injury and accidents in the area.
Monitoring Inspectors Would Have To Watch The Area
In order to ensure the journey is safe, the decision specifies the guidelines and requirements for ascending the hill in the emirate and names a commander for every 10 participants.
The director outlined the specifics of the inspectors’ monitoring responsibilities. It would be conducted in collaboration with neighbourhood residents during the morning and evening hours. The laws they will uphold include safeguarding the local ecology and honouring the customs and traditions of the residents in mountainous areas. Mountain climbers must also register before commencing their ascent using a code that is posted at the start of the mountain path.
This will enable individuals and businesses to log the time that their activity began, making the trip process easier and updating the number of persons using each mountain trail.
The ruling is also anticipated to help amateur tourism and mountaineering businesses become more organised. It requires these companies to hold business licences granted by the appropriate agencies in Fujairah or any other emirate. Also, they must arrange a first aid course and supply a mountain leader. This will allow travel agencies to operate in the emirate while safeguarding the safety of both their visitors and staff.
It’s always the thumb rule to abide by safety precautions while involving ourselves in a dangerous adventure like mountaineering.
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