is defined as crossing to everything trip or itinerary that involves some kind of risk and that is usually related to a adventure . Anyone who starts a journey knows that they are exposed to unforeseen situations, usually linked to weather conditions or ignorance of the ground . For example: "We have been two days of crossing and we have not yet reached the refuge", “Three mountaineers died in the middle of a crossing when they tried to reach the top of Mount Kashifu”, "Tomorrow we will begin the journey to the island of San Carlos".
The most common use of the term, therefore, is associated with a trip or venture that involves risky tasks or activities . In a somewhat metaphorical sense, it is said that the lifetime It is a journey, since it consists of a journey towards various goals: "Education is the main tool that human beings have for this journey", "At 98 years old, the famous pianist culminated the journey of his life and died at home".
It should be noted that crossings are also associated with tourism of adventure or to extreme sports .
A travel agency can offer a journey through the Amazon jungle that includes activities such as rafting or zip line (canopy), wildlife watching and contact with tribes aboriginal, without all this implying a real risk for the tourist, since the security conditions are controlled by the company.
Anyway, There are crossings that do require a risk , in many cases high for which it is strictly necessary for tourists to be moderately prepared to avoid catastrophes. The latter are generally called risk crossings or risk adventure tourism.
To carry out this type of experience it is important that travelers have a Small screenshot of the place they will visit and the activities they will do during the experience , who know the most obvious risks and are willing to face the consequences, whatever they may be.
For example, if the crossing consists of climbing a high hill in the middle of the snow, they must have knowledge of skiing and mountaineering, so that with the tools they have, they are able to make good decisions and don't put your life or that of the rest of the group at risk.
Many times it happens that in some groups of Adventure Turism there are members who do not know what this type of activity really is, which is test our body and know how far we are able to go, and if added to this they lack preparation for survive In unfavorable or comfortable situations, the survival of all members of the group can become complicated. Therefore, companies that organize risk adventure tourism, usually make available to travelers a series of intensive courses in which they are prepared for the trip .
Other meanings of the term
The term crossing wind It is very old and is used in the marine environment to refer to a wind that supplants very strong and perpendicularly or is felt from the side (that is, it is not perceived from the front) on a coast with little repair. It is characterized by being of great risk for those fragile sailing vessels that are close to the coast, because lacking shelter it is normal for them to be shipwrecked.
Other meanings mentioned by dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) They have to do with the chosen area to move towards a specific or uncertain destination; the transverse path between two others and the distance between two points.