The marked routes are monitored and secured. If there is a danger of avalanches, the routes and paths are closed off accordingly.
If you still want to go off the marked routes, you must take the following basic equipment with you:
Shovel, avalanche probe, and avalanche transceiver are part of the basic equipment and are mandatory. It is important to familiarize yourself with the basic equipment before your first tour.
Know how to assemble the probe and use it in case of emergency, how to use the shovel most efficiently, and how the avalanche transceiver works and how to use it.
A cell phone or satellite phone provides a connection to civilization and rescue services. And someone should be informed ahead of time about your planned route and the timing of your outing.
orientation aid such as a GPS and a map
Enough drinks, something small to eat, and a first aid kit.
A tour off the marked trail should be carefully planned and take into account the following points:
What to do when an avalanche occurs? React correctly.
Observers or accompanying persons:
Preparation is everything! If you carefully plan your tour, take into account the above-mentioned factors, and familiarize yourself with the basic equipment, you can prevent a tragedy. Enjoy the snowy slopes, but do not forget the possible dangers.