Safety on the mountains
Plan all tours carefully & stay flexible.
Discuss your tour with everyone, taking personal fitness levels into account - especially when taking children with you. Plan an alternative tour.
Take the correct equipment with you.
Note the rucksack check list, and any additional local facts (path routes, eventual difficuliets....)
Make sure you know the latest weather forecast
Find out about the latest regional weather situation (telephone, internet, ...) and also listen to the locals - their experience is very useful.
Sensible walking speed - have breaks.
Walk slowly. Drinking and eating regularly helps you keep up your strength. A mountain is no place for high ambitions!
Stay on the marked paths.
When possible always use the marked routes. Respect the natural habitat of the wild animals and plants.
Stop any tours in bad weather
Weather conditions can change very abruptly in the mountains - should this happen, stop your tour straight away and find a safe dry place.
First aid kit - even on short tours
A first aid box is just as important as a signal whistle or a mobile. In an emergence: Keep quiet and ask for help. Emergency Mountain rescue: 140 Euro Emergency: 112
Let others know of your exact route and the time you wil return
This is especially important when undertaking a tour alone!