Behaviour in the mountains
Exploring the South Tyrolean Mountains is one of the most incredible experiences a mountaineer can have. To make sure that every undertaking ends well, you have to follow some simple rules.
We are all part of nature and it is our duty to take care about nature and mountain like we do about ourselves. Because of that we recommend you hiking only on the marked paths, to not throw your rubbish irresponsibly away and to behave respectfully with the vegetation and with the animals.
Rules of conduct for mountaineers:
Prepare your itinerary, consulting maps and tourist guides. You must have specific footwear for the mountains, clothing and equipment appropriate.
Look at the weather in the mountains remembering that the weather conditions can change in just a few minutes.
Select this trip based on your ability and state of training. Overestimating your capabilities could be dangerous for you and your companions.
Make sure you know how to use the equipment and do not forget a first aid kit.
Do not risk but leaving alone, if you do remember to bring with you a telephone or a radio transceiver. Let however information on your itinerary and on approximate return.
Follow directions and signs of your itinerary carefully. When in doubt, always ask information if possible, to the operators of shelters.
If weather conditions should deteriorate shortly after the beginning of quickly return to the starting point of your itinerary.
If the storm there were not surprised retreat in groups under the trees blocks. And preferably find shelter under a rock or in a cavern near streams of water.
Protect yourself from the cold and the sunlight with boots, a wind jacket, gloves, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
If you happen to be witnesses to an accident call 112 immediately calmly providing the necessary information.
Especially mother cows feel togetherness with the herd and have a protective instinct against trespassers. For the safety & well-being of hikers, visitors are invited to respect some basic rules:
- Do not walk off the hiking tracks and keep to a distance of 20 – 30 meters from the herd.
- Never touch the cattle and particularly baby animals.
- Keep your dog on the leash and release him only in emergency.
- Do not hit the cows with a stick.
- If the cows cross your way, go round them but keep an eye on them.
- Before animals attack, they communicate with calming signals, lowering the head, pawing the ground etc.
- For the protection of cattle hikers are kindly invited to follow the instructions in the mountains of South Tyrol. Always respect the flowers, plants and animals.