Safe across the mountains

Safety is an important issue in mountaineering. Humans are looking for recreation and adventure in the mountains. Like in all situations in life also in mountaineering there is a certain residual risk left. Mountain guides are professionally trained to reduce this residual risk. Their high quality education is focused on safety. Additionally to this the mountain guide has got long experience which helps the professional and certified mountain guide to take the right decisions in difficult situations. 

 

The statistics of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC are interesting in this context because they show that people who go to the mountains alone and non-guided groups have got a higher safety risk than guided tours in the mountains.