Climbing continues to gain popularity both as a leisure activity and as a sport. In fact, the proliferation of climbing sites, including artificial walls, helps to attract new enthusiasts.
Climbing is challenging. It is also a way to acquire and develop technical skills while becoming more physically fit. For outdoor rock and mountain climbers, it also provides a unique opportunity to discover the natural environment of Quebec.
For this activity to remain a pleasant and safe one, a number of guidelines need to be followed. Having a firm grasp of the risk factors related to guidance and training, gear, facilities, behaviour and attitudes is key to maintaining safety.