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Golden rules for correct behavior in the mountains

People have found a good friend in the mountain for many years. Nature lovers flock to the mountains every day to go hiking, mountaineering, climbing, or even mountain biking. Of course, people in the mountains are only guests, so there are some rules to be followed. Please read our rules carefully so that you are optimally equipped for your next trip to the mountains.

Only fit in the mountains:
Most mountain accidents occur due to exhaustion or fatigue. Hikers and mountaineers need training just like other recreational athletes. A damaged immune system is also a risk. In the mountains, one or two weaknesses can become a question of survival!

Warm up slowly after walking for 30 minutes:
In order to slowly get the body used to the strain, a steady start is advantageous. Later, the pace should be geared towards the weakest group.

No mountain tour without planning:
Every mountain tour requires planning with a guide and map. The equipment should be put together with care. Every backpack should also have an emergency pack with: first aid kit, flashlight, rescue film for longer and demanding tours and possibly a bivouac bag.

Always take enough to drink:
Sufficient fluid should be in your luggage on every mountain tour. Between 2 – 4 l of liquid containing mineral salts, depending on the duration and demands of the tour, are recommended.

A 10 minute rest every 2 hours:
Breaks should be made regularly on a mountain tour. Should be drunk and eaten during the breaks even without thirst or hunger.

Never overwhelm children:
Hiking with children requires particularly careful planning and tours are always child-friendly.

Never underestimate weather hazards:
Weather development should be carefully monitored. In the event of a change in the weather, the situation should be reversed in good time or a protected location should be sought. Under no circumstances should protection be sought under trees or outdoors!

Always stay on the way:
If you get lost, it is better to stay on the spot. If there is no going back or forth on a climb, or even an accident has occurred, it is better not to risk anything and under no circumstances try to make your way down into the valley.

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An alpine emergency signal applies to emergencies:
An optical or acoustic signal 6 times a minute after that, 1 minute break and so on.

Optical: flashlight, mirror, swirling a garment
Acoustic (if possible in combination with optical): Call or whistle
For helicopter rescue: help sign (YES) and display of optical signals.
The important thing is: stay calm!

Behavior with animals:
All kinds of animals such as cows, sheep, goats etc. graze on the alpine meadows. It is important to behave normally and not be afraid. A stick can help you gain respect. Under no circumstances should young animals be petted, otherwise the dams may try to defend their young due to their protective instinct. Hikers with dogs should always keep them on a leash with animals. Make sure that you do not overwhelm your dog too much. Your dog cannot signal it so well if it can no longer. Make sure you always bring enough water and food for your dog and give them something to drink every time you drink something.

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