Tips and tricks for your outing in the mountain

Remember: To be well prepared for a trip to the mountains doubles the fun. To enjoy nature, make sure you respect the following tips:

  • Think of the environment: Take nothing but impressions, leave nothing but footprints.
  • Respect the local weather forecast and avalanche report. Listen to locals’ advice and warnings.
  • Equipment: Take sturdy shoes as well as weather-proof, warm clothes. Make sure you take enough food and drinks, some bandages, and a trail map (ideally 1:25’000).
  • Attention: A smart phone does not make your journey safer. It only makes you take more risks. You will encounter places with no reception in which your phone will be of little use.
  • Follow the marked paths.
  • Watch out for snow slides and avalanche deposits. There could be cavities underneath.
  • Take regular breaks. Hydrate often – even if you are not really thirsty.
  • If the weather changes suddenly: Go back immediately or look for shelter.
  • Show consideration for other hikers and travellers.
  • Do not take risks, do not wear yourself out; turn back in time.
  • Follow regulations (for example in nature reserves).
  • Be cautious with fire! It is best to not light a fire at all.
  • Keep dogs on a leash.
  • Use public transport for the journeys there and back.
  • Always close pasture gates and fences behind you.
  • Cattle on pastures: Keep dogs on a leash. Keep 50-100 metres away from herds even sheep with a shepherd dog.
  • Unexploded ordnance: Do not touch them. Mark the location and call the police.
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