safety - what everyone should know
Mountain terrain includes
hazards; and climbing, mountaineering and skiing are activities with a risk
of personal injury and death. It is possible to reduce the risks, but
impossible to remove them altogether from mountain activities. Hence,
participants must be aware of and accept the hazards and risks of
participation, and take reasonable care to avoid injury to themselves and to
A mountain guide is an
expert in mountain safety and emergency procedures, and it is vital to
follow his or her directions on all safety matters.
If at any time a
participant has concerns about their safety they must inform their guide.
Mountain rescue training exercise in Leysin