Preparation for the activity Before setting off: pay attention to weather reports

Morgenstimmung vom Brunnenberg,
Riesengebirge, Tschechien.

All too often, the weather in mountain regions is very changeable. The weather plays a partic­ularly important role in winter. During the cold season a short snow shower can quickly turn into a snowstorm, and in the mountains, there is also the risk of avalanches.

So, you should closely monitor the weather conditions from the start of your planning phase, at regular intervals and before you commence your hiking tour. Even en route, you should always keep your eye on the skies.