Correct behavior and help in an emergency in the Tyrolean mountains
Safety on the mountains
Maintaining proper conduct up in the mountains is vital to ensure your safety and that of others. Caution and respect are key on the mountain. It’s crucial to show respect, both in relation to other hikers and nature itself, where you can recharge your batteries in the open air.
If we all keep to a few basic rules, it is perfectly possible for everyone to safely enjoy the mountains in their own way:
- Whenever possible, stay on marked paths
- Always close gates
- Do not leave any rubbish behind
- Behave with consideration towards other “nature users”
- Respect conservation areas, closures and the like
- Do not enter any areas used for agricultural purposes during the growing season
Read on to have a good feeling up in the mountains an prevent accidents during your holiday.
Mind the cows
Austria’s farmers make an important contribution to preserving our alpine countryside. As a visitor you can show your appreciation for the countryside by behaving appropriately and with respect. Following these ten simple rules will ensure you have a memorable experience, while keeping everyone’s best interests on mountain pastures and meadows in mind.
Rules of conduct - biking in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Mountain bike riders will find plenty of opportunities to challenge themselves in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region. If you like your riding relatively gentle, pick one of the many bike trails. For a more challenging ride, head to single trails of the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. To ensure it’s all smiles and no tears, there are a few rules of conduct to abide by. Let’s hit the trails! Together we can enjoy a great and above all safe alpine summer on two wheels!
Emergency app "SOS EU ALP"
The app is intended for nature lovers and amateur athletes in Tyrol who have a smart phone with iOS or Android operating systems.
This is the only emergency app that is connected directly to the control center Tirol.
The main functions in an emergency include:
- Automatic transmission of personal and location data (GPS coordinates) to the control center Tirol via the internet or SMS.
- Establishing a telephone connection to the control center Tirol.
Hiking in the mountains is usually a quite safe sport and emergency situations are highly unlikely. However, you cannot preclude events such as sudden health problems or getting into bad weather or thunder storms, where you might need immidiate help.
The SOS-system for mountain hikers in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis rests on two columns. Column number one is the hiking map, which you can find inside of the hiking guide. In this map you will find all important signposts with the related numbers. The second column is the SOS-signpost on the terrain itself, upon which emergency signs were placed this spring.
The whole region contains about 500 of these green and white labelled signs. These signs show the number of the signposts, the telephone number of the mountain rescue service and the telephone number of the international rescue service, the map datum, the GPS co-ordinates and the current height above the sea level.
If an emergency situation arises, you can dial the emergency number with your cell phone and provide information about the GPS-coordinates and the map datum (for example: WGS 84). This allows the rescue service to find your current position with centimetre precision, so they won’t lose any time searching for an inaccurately declared position.