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Safety on the mountain

Numerous people look for relaxation and adventure while hiking and climbing in the Alpes. Not everybodey has the expertise, the experience or the knowledge to recognize dangers on the mountain:

Here you will find some tips for your vacation:

The equipment

Good hiking boots with a non-slip profile secure the food and improve your step safety. Hiking sticks make the descent and ascent easier. You should always pack rain,- cold- and sun protection, a first-aid pack and a mobile phone ( Euro-Emergency number: 112, mountain rescure service: 140 ). Please also remember to take something to drink and eat with you while out and about.

The weather

The weather in the mountains can change very quickly. Rain, wind and cold can increase the accident risk. Please always watch the weather forecast before planning a hike.

Mountain rescure service APP

In Tyrol the mountain rescure service and the government have released a new “app” for your smartphone. With this app you can reach help fast and there is no long serch anymore for accident victims for the mountain rescure service and the helicopter. this is a unique service in austria to pinpoint victims faster. It is a “mute” emergency system to alarm the control station which will then locate the vicim via GPS.