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Which type of hiker are you? Test how prepared you are to hike safely!


You have decided to go hiking and experience unspoiled nature. But are you sure you have thought about everything in your preparation? Test your ability to hike in the safest way possible. Choose below the most relevant criteria to be considered in order to do so. It is a comprehensive list that looks at the hike, the route, the environment and the prevailing conditions. It should be tailored depending on the type of walk you’re planning. Some items may not be necessary for the walk you have chosen. The ball is in your court!


Information
I got accurate advice about the walks on offer from appropriate experts? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Information
I have informed myself about the current weather conditions and the short-term forecast? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Information
I have informed myself about the accessibility of the trails and the practicality of the route? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Preparation
I regularly participate in sporting activities? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Preparation
I have prepared my hike with input from competent persons? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Preparation
I can read a (hiking)map and have all necessary information on the chosen route? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Preparation
D: I could calculate the hiking time of my walk? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Preparation
I have informed somebody about my walking route, destination and the planned time of my return? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Preparation
I know the telephone number of the rescue services? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Preparation
I have insurance covering the risks of hiking? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Equipment
My footwear is suitable for the terrain on my walk? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Equipment
I have sun protection (hat, sun lotion, sunglasses) with me, as well as spare clothing to protect against rain, wind and chill? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Equipment
I have a first-aid-kit in my backpack? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Equipment
I carry enough water (min. one litre per person) and food with me? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Equipment
I have a map and compass with me and know how to use them? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Behaviour
I consult my map regularly to orientate myself? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Behaviour
I pay attention to hiking-specific risks ? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Behaviour
I observe the surroundings of  my route and show a respectful behaviour towards the environment I walk through? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Behaviour
I drink and eat regularly? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Behaviour
I am able to give first-aid assistance and to notify rescue services? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Adaptation
In case of unexpected difficulties (obstacles, bad weather), I can abandon the planned route and/or adapt it to the prevailing conditions? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Adaptation
I adapt my hiking speed to the climatic conditions? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Adaptation
I am able to pace myself for the duration of the walk? (different number of points)
Yes
No

Adaptation
I allow other users to enjoy the beauty of the landscape? (different number of points)
Yes
No


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