In case of an accident call 112

tips for hikers, climbers and other mountain visitors

Disaster never rests - do everything in your power to prevent it


People enter the mountain world with different purposes and goals. Unfortunately, many times it doesn’t work out according to our plans. Lack of experience, random web of circumstances, recklessness … and misfortune is here. Since we can also take part in it ourselves, or we are the first to happen to the victim, let’s repeat how we act in such a case:

  • stay calm, sober, reassure other participants;
  • assess the situation, protect yourself and the victim;
  • offer first aid within our knowledge and skills;
  • call 112 and report the accident to the information center;. We can call for help with a mobile phone or a VHF radio station (located in mountain huts).

The Mountain Rescue Association of Slovenia and the Mountaineering Association of Slovenia ask all visitors to the Mountain world to follow the instructions of rescuers in the event of a rescue intervention.


  1. If you are witnessing a mountain accident and rescuers are already at the scene, avoid the rescue area safely or wait in a safe place until the intervention is completed.
  2. Do not enter the direction (nor in the near direction) in which the accident occurred, as this endangers your own life and the lives of others (strong wind caused by a helicopter can throw you off balance, falling rocks …).
  3. If you are in the climbing direction, stop climbing and follow the rescuers instructions. Climbing over the crash site is very dangerous for the victim and the rescue team due to falling rocks, which can also damage the helicopter and thus endanger flight safety.
  4. When helicopter is approaching, don’t cite signs you don’t know. This is the work of rescuers or authorized persons.
  5. Do not move near the helicopter, stand still. Put the equipment in a backpack, fasten it on a climbing harness or squat on it. Any flying piece of equipment can damage the helicopter and endanger flight safety.
  6. Do not cross the protective tapes with the words rescue intervention and do not enter a restricted area. Otherwise, you endanger your life and the lives of rescuers. Crossing the ribbons with the inscription Police is a felony.
  7. Do not move around the landslide area if a search or rescue intervention is taking place. Your presence disrupts the operation of avalanche beacons and RECO devices, you can erase any traces and thus mislead rescue dogs in the search. You are also endangering your life as there is a chance of a landslide again.
  8. Follow the instructions of the intervention leader and mountain rescuers. Don’t bring bad will and aggression. You may need help tomorrow.
  9. Posting photos of the victim on social networks, blogs or websites is unethical.

Rescue intervention in the mountains is an interesting event for many, but during the rescue process, spectating is undesirable:

  • an unauthorized person is an additional burden for mountain rescuers because they need to be looked after, in addition unauthorized person is endangering everyone involved in the rescue;
  • due to ignorance, a helicopter rescue may result in a fatal accident or it may prevent rescue operation and consequently endanger the life of the victim.

In Slovenia, the high costs of rescue in the mountains are covered by the HIIS and the state, and in the case of negligence by the individual. Rescue is carried out by the Mountain Rescue Association of Slovenia, which covers the entire territory of Slovenia with seventeen stations.

PRESS: Instructions for journalists

Journalists are asked to follow the instructions of the head of the intervention and not to disturb him during the intervention. You will receive all the necessary information after the intervention from an authorized mountain rescuer.

Prepare correct posts and do not take sentences out of context. Also, do not walk into the area of ​​the accident unless you have been invited by the head of the intervention, as this endangers the lives of the rescuers in addition to your own life. Disaster and rescue intervention should not be a means of popularizing the public media.

For additional information you can contact the professional service:
– GRZS ( / 04 238 27 27 / E:
– PZS ( / 01 43 45 680 / E:,
where they will be happy to help you.


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