Important Safety Checklist

  1. Wilderness conditions are very demanding. Be prepared to survive independently.
  2. Check the weather forecast and the conditions of your hiking destination. Different weather phenomena can produce unpredictable challenges. For example, tracks and trail markings can disappear from sight in a snowstorm or fog. Be prepared to change your route plan during the trip.
  3. Share your route plan with someone close to you before departure. 
  4. Take a map and compass with you. Ensure your navigation skills. The risk of getting lost is high, always know your location and where you are going.
  5. In winter stay alert of avalanche risks in the fell areas and recognize the avalanche terrains.
  6. Not all trails are suitable for year-round use and not all cabins are along a marked trail. Find out about your destination’s trails and hut locations in advance.
  7. Find safe places to cross waters. Prefer bridges. Water levels vary, especially during flood season. In winter, be aware of weak ice cover and danger spots.
  8. Pack appropriate equipment. Take enough warm clothing, food, first aid kit, headlamp, and fire-making tools.
  9. Have always a camping cooker and emergency shelter with you. It’s important to have shelter if the weather turns bad or if you get injured.
  10. Phone coverage is often poor. In case of emergency, seek a coverage area and call emergency number 112.

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