Here are some simple and useful rules for exploring the Dolomites safely and respectfully:
- Choose the routes of your trekking in line with your physical and technical conditions. Collect information on the area you intend to visit and get the right topographical map. If you walk with a group, please calculate the trekking duration according to the slowest member of the group.
- Your clothing and equipment must be suitable and in line to the required effort, the duration of the trekking, the first aid kit and the minimum equipment needed in an emergency situations.
- Whenever possible do not trek alone in the mountains. In all cases tell someone the rou-te you intend to follow and inform them when you are back.
- Get information on weather forecast and continue to observe how weather changes. If you are not sure about the route or weather, go back. Sometimes it is better to give up your trekking rather than facing bad weather or try trekking routes which are out of your physical, technical and equipment capacity. Study your return itinerary route beforehand.
- Take your rubbish back home. Respect flora and fauna. Avoid leaving your path or cu-taways.
- Respect other cultures and local traditions: you are a guest of the population of the mountains villages.
Source: CAI (Club Alpino Italiano)