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Accident Prevention

17 Oct 2015

Akja - Winter Rescue

To help prevent incidents and accidents in the mountains, it is highly recommended to follow these principles:

  • Seek appropriate training

  • Use relevant decision-making tools/checklists

  • Prior to departure plan alternatives to your main objective

  • Constantly re-evaluate conditions and adapt decisions as necessary

  • Establish an open communication culture within the group

    Whereas these principles are equally valid for organized mountain rescue, refer to all ICAR recommendations for specific topics of mountain rescue.