1. Choose your hiking buddies carefully. We recommend that you hike with teams from associations which are registered with and certified by the government.
2. Read up on the terrain you will be hiking in and learn about basic wilderness survival skills.
3. Pay attention to your health and physical condition. A trip should be cancelled If you are sick or feel unwell.
4. Prepare the right equipment and take plenty of food and water. We advise you to bring a compass, headlamp or flashlight, spare batteries, whistle, map, and a raincoat.
5. Be aware of your surroundings and especially the weather in the mountains. Be prepared for sudden changes in weather. When you see thick clouds closing in or the sky begins to darken, you should head back down the mountain for safety.
6. Do not take an unfamiliar path because you are in a hurry.
7. If you get lost, injured, or experience some other type of emergency, remain calm. Save your strength and wait for help to arrive. Stay out of the elements and try to keep dry in the case of rain. Ration your food and water and conserve your cell phone battery. Call 1-1-9 on your cell phone for emergency help. When calling for help, please specify which route you took, possible current location, elevation, surrounding terrain, and any special landscape features nearby in order to help rescuers find you. Cell phones can be switched on for five minutes each hour to preserve battery life and maintain communication.