The security while hiking in the mountains is the first step , to fully enjoy your vacation in the Alps.
Each activity in the alpine region can be carried out by taking advantage of the service of an Alpine Guide Official (for all levels of difficulty) or Mountain Official Companion ( trekking and hiking ) members of the international UIAA www.theuiaa.org
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS BEFORE TAKING ON ANY HIKE OR MOUNTAIN CLIMBING :
1_ Read up in detail.
2_ Assess your skills and physical condition.
3_ Make sure the weather conditions and their evolution , which can be very rapid.
4_ Communicate your itinerary to friends, family and accommodation.
5_Leave equipped , always with warm clothing and jackets for wind and water. Wear shoes appropriate to the type of soil.
6_ Developing a map of the area, an LED head lamp , a camera with flash (useful in case of emergency ) , a compass , a knife and a lighter.
7_ Drinks and adequate food in the excursion program .
8_ Remember that at low temperatures , the batteries of electronic devices can run out quickly .
9_ In case of emergency or danger call immediately the rescue system by the alarm number 112.
10_ If you have a smartphone with gps, keep in mind to download an app to know everywhere the coordinates of your position. The best format is in grades-minutes-seconds, for example: 46°20' 11" N / 9° 30' 12" E
11_ In winter Freeride and Ski trip have to pratice with anti-avalanche equipments Artva/Shovel/Sonde and if possible Avalanche Airbag.