Sicherheit am Berg

Difficulty:

The Stubai High Trail is a ‘black’ (i.e. difficult) mountain trail that runs exclusively through alpine and high alpine terrain. Some sections are secured with steel cables and supports. The trail is laid out in such a way that it does not touch or cross any glaciers, but especially at the start of the season, steep snow fields are to be expected. Always stay up to date on the current weather conditions and keep them in mind when you plan your hike. Don't forget that the weather in the mountains can turn bad very suddenly. Remember that an overly heavy rucksack can seriously affect your enjoyment of the hike and your sureness of foot, and can therefore become a safety risk.

Safety on the mountain

Categorization of paths

In order to be able to estimate which of the hiking trails and tours are feasible, the mountain trail classification provides an initial overview of the degree of difficulty of the hiking trails and tours.

  Technical difficulty Requirements of the hiker
Hiking trail general accessible walking route wide facility with low gradients/slopes No mountain experience and mountain equipment necessary
Red mountain track moderately difficult, mainly narrow, often steep short, secured walking and climbing passages possible Alpine experience necessary appropriate physical condition sure-footed minimum mountain equipment
Black mountain track difficult, narrow, almost entirely very steep, often exposed long, secured climbing passages Good alpine experience Good physical condition Absolutely sure-footed and free from giddiness Appropriate mountain equipment
High mountain range - alpine route very difficult high-alpine terrain, partly unmarked and exposed paths unsecured walking and climbing passages absolute surefootedness, no fear of heights, strong physical condition appropriate mountain equipment excellent orientation skills

Note: In adverse conditions (snow, storm, fog, etc.) the hiking trails and tours become considerably more challenging or impassable!

Mountain sports schools & mountain guides

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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.

 

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

 

Equipment

depending on the summit destination:

  • 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

Alpin schools & Mountain guides

Bergführerbüro Stubai Alpin
Dorf 5
6167 Neustift
Österreich
Bergsteigerschule Stubai Tirol
Bahnstraße 17
6166 Fulpmes
Österreich