Behavior rules in the mountains. Print E-mail

For your excursions in the mountains choose the itineraries which suit your physical and technical capacities, gathering information about the area you want to visit and taking a good map. If you walk with a group consider the walking-times in relation to the slower hikers.Provide clothes and equipment appropriate to your undertaking and the excursion’s length and carry a back-pack with everything necessary for possible emergency situations, including a first aid kit.If possible do not undertake alone an excursion in the mountains and in any case tell to somebody your itinerary, but remember also to inform about your coming back.Get information on the wheather forecasts and observe constantly the weather development.In doubt come back. Sometimes it is better to give up rather then risk the danger of bad weather or to find yourself to overcome higher difficulties than the own strenghts, capacities and equipment. Learn previously alternative itineraries to come back. 

Bring back your rubbish, respect the flora and the fauna, avoid to leave the path unnecessary and to take short-cuts. Respect the culture and the local traditions remembering that you are guest of the mountain folks.

In the back-pack do not forget to put:
food supply, underwear change, map, wind-jacket, cap, socks change, sun glasses, sun cream, camera and binoculars, first-aid equipment.


Whoever gets to know about an alpinistic accident or intercepts an emergency signal HAS to inform the first-aid station or the manager of the nearest refuge giving the following directions: 
  • Surname and name of the person, who requires aid;
  • The accident time;
  • The accident place;
  • The accident type: fall on the path, a suddenly indisposition, fall on snow or ice, fall from a rock-wall, overwhelmed by on avalanche;
  • The mechanism of the accident: description of the followed route until the accident moment;
  • The number of the involved person;
  • Presumed health-conditions of the injured persons;
  • Number of the unharmed persons who are on the accident place and possible available means of aid (presence of handie-talkies, ARVA sounds, snow-shovels), weather conditions on the accident place.
   INTERNATIONAL AID SIGNALS: CALL: Within a minute give 6 acustic/optic signals and repeat the same signals after a minute pause. 
ANSWER: Within a minute give 3 acustic/optic signals and repeat the same signals after a minute pause.