These terms seem to be used interchangeably in many websites and travel books. It gets even more confusing when some companies sell their boots as “hiking boots” and then claim that they can be used on long walks. And when is a walk a walk and when is a walk? It gets more confusing when the word walking To refer to a mountain climb, such as the peak of the island or the peak of Me in Nepal, both are more than 6000 meters and both require the use of technical mountaineering equipment. How can they be called “walking peaks”?
The term “walking” is often used to refer to daily walks in the natural environment, on specific paths. This is done for leisure, entertainment and sports purposes. A small daily package is used to carry water, light fleece and snacks. In areas such as Canada and New Zealand, the term is often used interchangeably To make a fuss، Walking on the hill Or Overwhelmto the
Conversely, “walking” is considered more difficult, covers longer distances in different areas, and requires camping at night and carrying heavy packages with food, sleeping bags, and equipment. The term is actually derived from African work, Long walkWhich comes from the Dutch word, Turkish, Refers to a long and arduous journey over long distances, often on land. This is often accompanied by the migration of people across the land from one region to another.
Does this mean that if a day walk is difficult on rugged terrain and thick forests with no way out? In Australia, they call it Bush breaker, And in other places it is called MehrzaniWhen you visit the Gorilla Mountains in Rwanda or Uganda, you walk for a day, but among the dense forests, in very rugged and difficult terrain. No wonder there is so much confusion.
But do not let the chaos end here. Anyone who has tried to take out travel insurance to cover their “hiking” or “hiking” trips will find that these activities are often referred to as “dangerous activities”. In fact, some insurance companies even combine terms such as walking and mountaineering because they can be used interchangeably or are synonymous. There are other companies that classify any walk at an altitude of 2000 meters as mountaineering. Sorry Scotland, but does that mean that your famous peak, Ben Nevis (1352 m), is not a mountain after all, but just a walking peak?
Perhaps the best way to observe is that a walk is usually done over several days, which includes hiking, hill walking, trampling, and washing trees.
At the end of the day, does it really matter? It’s all about semantics and interpretation. The most important thing is to enjoy it.