Etiquette

Visiting our mountains brings along some responsibilities. Here is our short list of top 5 mountain etiquette rules:

1. Leave no trace

  • Everything you bring along on a hike, has to be brought back to the valley.

  • Any kind of littering is strictly forbidden. This also applies to mountain huts, don’t leave behind any garbage.

2. Mountain huts are your second home

  • Respect mountain huts and personal working there.

  • Leave the hut as it was – clean your shoes before entering, crampons are strictly forbidden.

  • Keep quiet after 10 pm, hikers need to get up early.

3. Help us to keep the emissions low

  • When possible, always use public transport,

  • Sharing a ride will not only keep your costs low, but also lower the impact on the environment.

  • Slovenia has a wide choice of electric cars – please bear this in mind when renting a car.

     

4. Respect and help each other

  • Slovenians have a habit of greeting everyone they meet in the mountains. Dober dan (DOH-ber dahn) – good day – will do it.

  • Give way to uphill traffic.

  • If an accident happens, you’re obligated to help each other. The Emergency number 112 needs to be called immediately.

5. Protect flora and fauna

  • The preservation of the natural environment is everyone’s responsibility. All hikers should cooperate on all levels.

  • The Slovenian Alps are home to a large number of animal species. Please do not disturb their natural habitats nor feed them.

  • Do not pick flowers – some vegetation, such as Planika (edelweiss), are endangered and therefore protected by law.