Mountain Hikes In Alto Adige: 7 Golden Rules For Your Safetyby Oggy Johnson Tech Specialist
Hiking in South Tyrol is a joy!... But only if you're on the safe side because the mountains are not a playground! "Nature" - says Reinhold Messner, the famous South Tyrolean alpinist - "does not make mistakes. Mistakes are made by people who underestimate nature. Although South Tyrol has an excellent mountain rescue service, it is important to observe all safety regulations scrupulously, even if you are "just" on a small hike. Because caution is more important than endurance in hiking (as in all mountain sports).
7 Safety Rules For Hiking in South Tyrol
We have collected the basic safety rules for you. So that you can enjoy your excursions in South Tyrol without unpleasant surprises!
Check Your Equipment Before you Leave
Before you go on a mountain hike in South Tyrol, check your equipment carefully. A set of warm, water-repellent clothing, sunscreen, first aid kit, a flashlight, a GPS and a mobile phone (with the battery fully charged!) must be in every backpack. Even spork like this can make a difference because the backpack must not weigh more than 15 kg!
Plan Carefully Every Excursion In South Tyrol
Plan your excursions in South Tyrol in every detail! In other words, you need to know in advance how long the walk will last and how the terrain is composed. In order to adapt your equipment to the conditions, remember to take a look at the weather forecast the day before your departure or early in the morning. If in doubt about snowfall or thunderstorms, postpone your trip to another date.
Orientation: Gps And Hiking Map For South Tyrol
Before hiking in South Tyrol, you should familiarize yourself with orientation systems such as altimeters and maps. Meanwhile, digital maps and GPS systems offer the ideal support for orientation in the mountains. But don't rely too much on technology: in the high mountains, the signal is often bad or unavailable. Then take a paper map of South Tyrol or the destination area and put it in your backpack (it's so light).
Starting With Small Goals And Not Overdoing Them
Don't take the longest step of the leg! The route should be adapted to your physical condition and the alpine experience. Bad ground conditions or unfavorable weather conditions, for example, can prolong a hike for a long time. Remember that fatigue increases the risk of injury. Then plan each phase of the roadmap with extreme realism - expecting to cover about 3.5 km per hour.
The South Tyrolean mountain rescue service and the ambulance can both be called directly via the emergency number 112. At the switchboard, you must provide your name, type of emergency, number and severity of the injured and their location (e.g. coordinates, altitude). Do not hesitate to inform the South Tyrolean mountain rescue service, even in situations other than accidents (panic attack, psychophysical exhaustion, etc.).
Specify The Destination And Duration Of The Hike
Inform someone - for example your hotelier - about your hiking program. It is best to provide as much information as possible about your destination and the planned timing. Report delays to avoid unnecessary searches.
Paying attention to fellow hikers
The difficulty of any mountain tour must always be calibrated to the possibilities of the weakest in the group. In addition to taking care of yourself, make sure that your fellow travelers are not too tired or cold. When hiking in South Tyrol, it is right to help less experienced hikers or warn them of the dangers of the mountain (sudden storms, falling rocks, presence of vipers in summer, etc.).
Weekly Guided Excursions To Dolcevita Hotels
Knowledge of the mountains and many years of experience: at each of the hotels in South Tyrol, you will meet experienced hikers who will answer all your questions about the best hiking destinations and how to plan your route. Luxurious hotels in Naturno, in Laces and in Foiana offer the possibility of excursions accompanied by the hotel staff. Spend your hiking holidays with people who share your passions!
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