Hiking can be an amazing experience, but it can also turn into a real challenge. Spending time in the mountains means you have to be able to rely on yourself, your knowledge and your choices. We’ve put together some good advice below to make sure you have an amazing – and safe – mountain experience.
Ask experienced hikers for advice
A good way of getting up-to-date and to get useful information is to ask experienced mountain hikers. People who spend time in the mountains can give you important information, so contact locals, cabin managers, people who work for the STF (Swedish Tourist Association) or the local tourist information to ask about recommended routes, water levels, bridges, time management, terrain and other things that make your hike easier to plan. There are also local mountain safety committees with considerable knowledge of mountains in their respective regions. Contact details are found on the Mountain Safety Council website.