Tips and tricks for hiking and mountaineering

Useful advice for travelling

Whether you're a hiker or an alpinist, be well prepared for your next summit destination.

These tips should help you to make your hiking and alpine adventures safe and unforgettable. Enjoy the beauty of the mountains and take the time to explore and savour nature. 

  • Make sure you have the right equipment for your hike or mountain tour. This includes sturdy hiking boots, weatherproof clothing, sufficient water and food as well as a map and a compass or GPS device.
  • Listen to your body and adjust your pace accordingly.
  • Don't overexert yourself and take regular breaks to rest and hydrate.
  • Don't take any risks and follow the basic safety rules for hiking and mountain tours.
  • Avoid dangerous situations such as entering steep terrain in unsafe weather or crossing rivers in high water.
  • Leave no traces and respect the flora and fauna in the area.
  • Take your rubbish with you and stick to marked paths to protect the environment.
  • Be prepared for emergencies by carrying a first aid kit and an emergency kit.
  • Know how to call for help in an emergency and be ready to administer first aid if necessary.
  • Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, there is always something new to learn.
  • Read up on safety techniques, navigation and first aid and continually improve your skills and knowledge of the outdoors.