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Behavior tips when hiking

With these tips you walk on the safe side.

Hiking belongs to Switzerland like chocolate, cheese and fondue. It literally lays the beauty and wildness of the Alps at our feet, and regularly tops the annual rankings of the Swiss favourite hobbies.

However and despite the idyll, mountain hiking is no sunday stroll. Don't underestimate its challenges. To be always on the safe side, please observe the following principles:

  • A good hiker is a careful planer, using a map, getting information about the trail's level of difficulty, height difference and walking time. He is aware of his personal condition and only plans tours that don't overstrain himself.
  • He wears suitable shoes and weatherproof clothing.
  • He should tell family, friends or other acquaintances about his hiking destination, planned time of return and his return. When reaching a mountain hut or a summit, he writes his hiking route and destination in the hut/summit register.
  • During the hike, he stays on the marked path.
  • He watches out for rockfall and change in weather. In case of a low energy level, he should turn around and go back.
  • He takes regular breaks and knows that it’s important to eat and drink regularly.

He makes sure that he has the proper equipment. We recommend: walking shoes with a safe grip, protection from wind, cold and rain & sun, a pocket knife, a first aid kit, a flashlight, a mobile phone and a survival blanket.

Last but not least: Protect the environment by taking your rubbish away with you.

Thank you very much and enjoy your hike!