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 With snow shoes, the weight of the body is distributed over a larger area. The feet sink not so deep in the snow and you can move forward easily.

Previously, each community had their own snowshoes, with many different forms. They were round, triangular, narrow and up to 2m long. The normal snow shoe has the form of a tennis racket. For several years the Snowshoeing has become more popular. With the sporty types you can also reach easily many pastures and some mountain peaks. The winter mountaineering offers an extremely high level of recreational value. In addition to the professional literature offer many tourist resorts guided tours through the snowy landscape. Snowshoeing does not require a lot of knowledge and knows no age limit. To be able to do that the most people must pay only the snowshoes. The most hikers have already hiking boots, trekking poles, headlamp etc. Snowshoeing is very healthy because the entire body and the circulatory system can be trained. Unlike a ski tour you have to go back to the valley. For anyone who wants to go in winter on higher mountain summits is a ski touring equipment better.

Safety :

You have to observe the avalanche danger especially at routes above the treeline and when you’ll cross steep slopes. Information about the current avalanche situation you can find on the page - lawine.at. In general, you should go a tour not alone and take the related equipment such as Avalanche search device, headlamp, a mobile and always carry a small shovel. The emergency equipment including a first aid bag (bandages, painkillers, antiseptic ointment), matches (waterproof pack), string, pocket knife with saw, rescueplane, aluminum cup, candle, steel wire and a bar of chocolate. GPS - devices can best help with orientation, but a map, a compass and altimeter are also very helpful.

Whithout an experienced mountain guide you should visit best before the first tour a course where the use of the victim search device and determining the avalanche situation are practiced. Beware of ice and frozen snow. Besides acute life-threatening risk of slipping into the north-facing slopes and crashes at a slope angle from 34 ° and unfavorable snow conditions, the avalanche danger is very high. Then you must go an another route around the slope, or cancel the tour for safety reasons at all.

Clothing :

To be prepared for the changing weather conditions and temperatures wear comfortable clothes with multiple layers. A second hat, an extra fleece sweater, and a second pair socks should always with on the tour. Mittens are better than gloves when you freeze quickly on your fingers. Thus the trousers cannot get wet by the raised snow use gaiters. They also serve as a thermal insulation layer in extreme cold. Wear socks made ​​of mixed wool and synthetic.

Take special consideration for the wild animals. In the winter it is very troublesome to find a feed. They are particularly weak in this time and each running away needlessly consumes extra energy. Furthermore the wild animals are suspended on any escape in snow-covered terrain of an increased accident risk. Responsible ski tourers inquire in advance on the internet or at the tourist offices. Go only tours that disturb the protected areas of wildlife as little as possible.

 
 

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