Map, Compass & GPS

Map, Compass & GPS
Wild flowers along Fall Creek on the way to the Green Lakes - Oregon

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ten Essentials and the Norwegian Mountain Code

While researching the ten essentials a few years ago I came across a post about the Norwegian Mountain Code.

1967, Norway tragically lost 18 backcountry hikers during an Easter weekend storm.  Later the Norwegian Red Cross and Norwegian Mountain Touring coordinated the development of the code; a common sense approach to back country winter travel.

The code compliments the Ten Essentials and builds on it.

The Norwegian Mountain Code captures the elements of travel that includes:

Plan your trip and inform others
about the route you have selected.
Adapt the planned routes
according to ability and conditions.
#3Pay attention to the weather

Be prepared for bad weather

Choose safe routes

Bring necessary equipment

Use a map and a compass.
Always know where you are.


Don't be afraid to turn around
Conserve your energy and  seek shelter if necessary.
Each item (above) is covered in more detail on the web site.

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