It is not possible to provide a complete list of all mountain and helicopter rescue services in this manual. Please inform yourself prior to your trip about the local rescue services and their phone numbers and radio frequencies.
Message of accident
Who – is calling?
What – happened?
Where – is the accident site?
When – did it happen?
How many – casualties (nature of injuries)/how many rescuers?
Weather – at the accident site?
Alpine emergency signal
If you cannot call for help using a radio or phone, you should try to communicate the emergency using the
alpine distress signal:
In visual contact, for ex. with a helicopter: