"During group mountaineering, it is important to have consideration and respect for all members of the group, because almost never all members will move at the same pace, so it is recommended to adjust the pace to the slowest participant in the group."
When we go mountaineering alone, all the parameters that characterize mountaineering as an activity (movement, pace, technique, equipment, breaks, choice of trails, etc.) we determine ourselves as we think we should and as it suits us, while not endangering anyone with our choices.
However, mountaineering in a group is completely different and as a member of that group, we must behave according to some universal written and unwritten rules. In the following post, I will try to explain exactly those rules of group behavior and the correct choice of mountaineering equipment in a group, according to my many years of experience.
Mountaineering within a well-known group, such as a mountaineering club, friends, relatives, or members of the group whom we previously knew and have experience in joint mountaineering.
Mountaineering with completely unknown members of the group, ie hiking, for which we have probably paid for the services of a mountain guide, or we are part of an expedition with mixed composition.
Written by: Petar Nolev, mountain guide, and rescue service