The Slovenian Mountaineering Association has published a series of recommendations for safer visits to mountains and hills. Mountain visitors who are not skilled in mountains and do not have enough experience of their own are recommended to go to the mountains under the guidance of a mountain guide.
Potential mountain visitors should be reminded of the importance of planning and communicating their route. Check the weather forecast, book possible accommodation in mountain huts and get a map (do not rely solely on mobile devices and apps). Tell your family or friends where you are going and ensure extra safety by signing the signing-in books at the peaks of mountains.
Go to the mountains early enough, and above all with the right equipment, which includes suitable mountaineering shoes with good soles. A backpack is also a must, where you can put everything you need for a safe trip to the mountains (first aid, helmet, map, food, drinks, spare clothes, etc.). Before you go to the mountains, learn how to use your mountaineering equipment properly.
Mountain trails in Slovenia are marked with Knafelč’s markings (a white dot surrounded by a red circle). Mountain trails are classified according to difficulty: easy mountain trails, difficult mountain trails and very difficult mountain trails. Stay on the marked trails and do not take shortcuts.
In case of an accident, call 112 and tell: WHO is calling, WHAT happened, WHERE it happened, WHEN it happened, HOW MANY people are injured, WHAT are the injuries and WHAT help do you need. Give first aid within the limits of your knowledge and ability.