Le montagne non sono stadi dove soddisfo la mia ambizione di arrivare. Sono cattedrali, grandiose e pure, i templi della mia religione.
Rules for the hiker
For your hikes in the mouintains always choose itineraries in accordance with your technical and phisycal abilities. Consult maps of the area you are going to explore and check out the best path to follow. If you walk in a group that includes slower hikers, always calculate longer average times to cover the distances. Wear adequate clothing, footwear and equipment suitable fort he lenght and grade of difficulty of trail to be taken. Always try to be self-sufficient and carry with you the necessary to face possible emergency situations and a first aid kit.
Preferably do not hike alone in the moutains. Otherwise tell someone the itinerary that you are going to follow and let him know when you are back.
Check the weather forecast and, while hiking, costantly pay attention to the evolution of the weather.
If you do not feel safe, give up. In the moutains, sometimes, it is better to surrender that to face the dangers deriving from bad weather conditions or from difficulties superior to one’s limits. In advance look for alternative itineraries to get back.
Bring rubbish back with you. Respect the flora and fauna. Remain on the marked tracks, avoiding to follow shortest ways, in order to avoid causing damages to vegetation and the territory. Respect local cultures and traditiond, always bearing in mind that you are a guest.
In the backpack don't forget to put:
food supplies, change of underwear and clothes, topographical map, windbreaker, cap, a change of socks, sunglasses, suncream, camera and binoculars, first aid kit.
RESPECT THE NATURE! RESPECT THE MOUNTAINS! RESPECT THE OTHERS!
Call for Help - Emergency - 112
Whoever comes to know of an alpine accident or intercepts a signal of help, it must inform the rescue Station or the manager of the nearest shelter, provaiding the following data:
last name and name of whom asks for help
time of the accident
place of the accident
type of accident: fal on the path, indisposition, fall on snow or ice, flight on the rock wall, avalanche overturning
dynamics of the accident: description of the run followed up to the moment of the accident
number of the involved people
presumed conditions of the people infortunate
number of the unharmed people remained on the place of the accident and their possible means of assistence available (presence of transceivers, ARVA probes, snow shovels)
weather condition on the place of the accident
International signals of Help:
CALLED: to send out an acoustic / optic signal Six times within the space of one minute and to repeat the same signals after it is spent one minute.
ANSWER: to send out an acoustic / optic signal Three times within the space of one minute and to repeat it after one minute of interval.