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Would you know what to do in an Alpine emergency?

Would you know what to do in an Alpine emergency?

A day in the mountains. Everything goes according to plan. The sun is shining, the tour is filled with new impressions. The untouched deep snow slope, the last summit ascent - nothing foreshadows what is about to happen. No matter whether it's a brief moment of carelessness or an unfortunate accident. Even small things can quickly lead to a serious injury in the mountains. Would you know what to do in an Alpine emergency?

No? Then you should change that immediately. Because a thorough knowledge of how to act in an emergency situation and a cool head are of central importance for all mountain sports enthusiasts. Clear rules and a structured approach in stressful situations prevent mistakes and save lives.

First aid

our first aid Guide


Our first aid manual serves as a guideline for acting in case of the most common winter sports accidents.

Here you can download the whole guide.

Important information about the SOS label in your backpack

It’s a beautiful day in the mountains. Everything’s going to plan. The sun is shining, the scenery is varied and interesting. The trail is winding / the pow is untouched / the rock is grippy – there’s nothing to indicate what’s about to happen. Just one tiny lapse in concentration, one wrong step, or just plain bad luck. But would you know exactly what to do in an accident in the mountains? Not entirely sure? Well, you’re not alone.

Avalanche Knowledge


Anyone planning a tour on unsecured terrain should check the avalanche danger level beforehand. Even small tours can potentially become unsafe.

Depending on weather and snow conditions, the avalanche danger is assessed and classified by the authorities. This classification from level 1 to level 5 then indicates  the current risk level. However, it's being communicated not specifically for a slope, but rather an entire region.