The most crucial safety measures that you take on your winter trek are taken at home. Plan your trip and prepare yourself with knowledge and the right equipment – in many cases it is not about having the most recent, or the most advanced, equipment, but rather knowing how to efficiently use the equipment you have and how to improvise when unexpected situations arise. First and foremost you should be careful. Turn back instead of pushing on if the weather is bad, choose simple routes and always travel with a companion.
We have gathered here information and tips about how to be safe on your trek.