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What are mountain hikes?
Mountain hikes are primarily characterized by the alpine environment: They usually lead above the tree line and may have pathless sections or climbing passages. Generally, more than 1000 meters of altitude are covered in the ascent.
Due to the alpine location and the distance to civilization, mountain hikes involve some alpine dangers, especially weather changes, falling rocks and the risk of falling. A rescue can often be problematic, which is why conscientious preparation and experience are required.
According to the definition, climbing equipment is largely avoided on alpine mountain hikes. Every mountaineer must be able to master the route independently and without aids.
The reasons for a mountain hike couldn't be more different: Some people go on hikesin high mountains such as the Alps, for example on the Zugspitze, for purely sporting reasons. Here, vertical meters and summit victory are in the foreground. For others, the often stunning mountain panorama is enough incentive to face the meters of altitude. Anyone who is out and about in Bavaria, Switzerland, Tyrol or in the mountains in South Tyrol, for example, also appreciates the good food in the huts. A mountain hikeis certainly the right introduction to the countless sports opportunities in the mountains and in the high mountains - regardless of whether you decide to conquer just one peak or tackle several mountains on a multi-day mountain hike.
What do I have to consider when I am out and about in the mountains?
Even if a mountain hike seems harmless and an easy task at first glance, many different factors can make a day in the mountains difficult.
The following basic rules should be observed in order to help avoid such a scenario:
1- Inform trusted persons: Before setting off, at least one trusted person should know when the hike started, which hike will be taken and when you are likely to return. If the plan changes, this person will be informed via mobile phone.
2-Select a feasible route: The selected mountain hike should be geared towards the fitness, strength and endurance of the hiker.
3-Observe the weather forecast: weather changes in the mountains are frequent and not without risk. If a rain front or the like comes up, you should not risk your life unnecessarily: turn back in time!
4-Do not hike alone: You should always be accompanied by someone who can get help in an emergency or danger.
Important emergency numbers
- Ambulance service in all European countries: 112
- Germany - Ambulance / Mountain Rescue: 112
- Austria - Mountain Rescue Service: 140
- Switzerland - Ambulance Service: 144
- Swiss REGA (Swiss Air Rescue): 1414, from abroad: (+41) 333 333 333
- France - central emergency number: 15
- Italy, South Tyrol - Rescue service / mountain rescue: 118
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