Safety on the mountain

1. Categorization of paths

The categorization of paths offers you an initial overview of the difficulties of the seven mountains. With these categories, you can more easily evaluate which of the Seven Summits are manageable for you.

  Technical difficulty Requirements of the hiker
Hiking trail general accessible walking route
wide construction with low gradients
no mountain experience or special mountain equipment needed
Red mountain track mid grade, predominantly narrow path, often steep
brief secured walking and climbing passages possible
alpine experience needed
appropriate physical condition
minimal mountain equipment
Black mountain track difficult, narrow path, very steep almost everywhere, often exposed
longer secured climbing passages
good alpine experience
strong physical condition
absolute sure-footedness and confidence
appropriate mountain equipment
High mountain range - alpine route very difficult
high alpine terrain, partially not marked and exposed path
unsecured walking and climbing passages
absolute sure-footedness, confidence, strong physical condition
appropriate mountain equipment
excellent orientation abilities

2. Seven Summits Rating

The rating (see tour descriptions) can be used to compare the different grades of difficulties of the 7 peaks with each other. The grade of difficulty consists of the physical and technical requirements upon the hiker.
Attention: The rating is based on good weather conditions in the summer. In case of adverse conditions (snow, storm, fog, etc.), the routes will be much more challenging or even inaccessible.

 3. First Aid

Emergency numbers

☎ 140: mountain rescue – alpine emergency call
☎ 112: European emergency call (works with every mobile phone and with every available provider)

No mobile network?
Without a mobile network or in a location with no reception, no emergency call is possible. Change your position and continuously dial 112.
Euro emergency call: access to every available mobile network if you type 112 instead of the pin code after switching on the phone or use the SOS emergency call feature.

Notification of accident

  • Who is on the phone? / leave a number to call back
  • Where did the accident exactly happen?
  • What happened?
  • How many people are injured?

Emergency application of the Tyrolean mountain rescue
Smartphone users can install the new emergency app of the Tyrolean mountain rescue. This app assists with sending an emergency call and at the same time transmits the current position.

4. Hiking Checklist

Tour planing

  • extensive tour planning in advance (gather information about routes, destination and group members)
  • get weather forecast and follow the information about the current weather situation
  • adapt the hiking tour and your destination to your own fitness and technique – in groups, watch out for the weakest member
  • consult the alpine centers and mountain guide offices


  • maps
  • solid, ankle high trekking or hiking boot
  • hiking gear
  • harness
  • glacier tools (crampon, ice axe, etc.)
  • orientation tools (compass, GPS, etc.)
  • bad weather clothing (rain coat, rain pant, gloves, beanie)
  • sunscreen
  • mobile phone, water bottle, first aid kit, flashlight
  • hygiene products, slippers and sleeping bag for the hut

Tips and advices

  • constantly orient yourself
  • watch out for alpine risks (rock falls, avalanche danger, weather changes)
  • best to choose your clothing on the principle of layers

5. Alpin schools & Mountain guides

Professional governmentally-certified mountain guides can give you the highest standard of security on the mountain and grant you a unique and stress-free mountain adventure. Our guides are happy to lead you on your way to one of the Seven Summits:

Alpine Ventures

Freeride, Skitour, Klettersteige, Klettern und Hochtour Führungen auf die Berge des Stubaitals und darüber hinaus. Wir sind die lokalen Stubaier Bergführer, die Ihre Leidenschaft zum Beruf gemacht…

Plövenweg 1,
6165 Telfes im Stubaital

Alpinzentrum in Neustift

Monday - Saturday 4pm - 6pm

Touring information on sundays  5pm - 6pm

Dorf 5,
6167 Neustift im Stubaital

Bergsteigerschule Stubai Tirol

Ski tours, alpine hiking from hut to hut, summit ascents, climbing or via ferrata tours, day or week training in rock, ice and glaciers, family training and sport climbing ...

Bahnstraße 17,
6166 Fulpmes
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