How to prepare and what are the benefits
from mountain climbing

In spite of beautiful nature and romantic ideals which you encounter on mountains, mountain climbing is not like walking in the nearest park.So don't go on mountains (or on shortest climb) whithout previous pysical preparation. You can forget all about stress and chaotic daily routine on mountains, but don't go without physical preparation.

Before you go on a selected montain route, (make sure that you study it well) you should study a map and weather report, and be cautious about your time in nature. It will be the best if you restrain from picking flowers and other plants, and study a map about legally protected herbs, so that you can teach other people who are ecologically unaware.


Here are few things which are good to know:

•  Pick an excursion which you can physically achieve in a timely manner.
•  Don't go alone and don't separate from the group.
•  Inform your family about your route and when you plan to return.
•  Prepare yourself for a possible change of weather; always have spare warm clothes, cap, and protection from rain and wind.
•  Take a flashlight with spare batteries.
•  Take matches or lighter and candles.

•  Always take a first aid
kit for offering first aid help.
•  Take a hiking map
(or a map of the area) and a compass.

•  Pay attention to
marked mountains ways.
•  Wear good fitting and comfortable
shoes with non-slip rubber soles.
•  Be careful in winter,
and think about early nightfall.

In a case of accident:

•  Stay calm, assure yourself and others.
•  Protect injured people and yourself from immediate hazards (falling, falling stones, choking, coldness, moisture etc.) as best you can.

•  Provide first aid as you are able.
•  Mark location of accident (especially in winter).

•  Immediately notify police on 92 about accident, emergency service on 94 or unique operative – communication centre on 112.


Notification about accident should contain the following information:

•  Who is calling (name, surname, phone number) so that they can call you in a case of additional information.

•  Explain where are you calling from, and how you know about the accident (as witness or someone involved).

•  Place of accident (precise details).
•  Who is injured (name, surname, age, address).

•  What happened (cause and type of injury).
•  What has taken place so far (type of first aid and who has been notified).

•  Weather at the location of accident
• What kind of access is available to the accident site.