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What to do in case of alpine emergencies?

Safety on and in the mountains is essential.
Appropriate preparation for emergencies is therefore highly recommended and can even save lives in the event of an extreme emergency.

For mountain sports enthusiasts, it is therefore important to remember the following emergency numbers.

Emergency numbers
  • 140 - Alpine emergency call (mountain rescue)
  • 112 - European emergency call
  • 133 - Police
  • 144 - Rescue

No Fuknnetz?

It is not possible to make an emergency call without network coverage or in an area with poor reception. To ensure that you can get help in an emergency, you should move to an area with better coverage and dial 112 regularly. The European emergency number offers another option to get help on any available network. If you turn on your phone and enter 112 instead of the PIN code or activate the SOS emergency function, an emergency call will be made.

Correct behavior in an emergency

  • Do not hesitate and dial the emergency number.
  • Give the location of the accident, the number of injured, how the accident happened, and a callback number.
  • Answer the questions and follow the instructions of the emergency call expert while remaining calm.
  • During the call, the emergency services are automatically alerted.
  • The emergency call expert will give the instructions on how you can help.
  • Stay on the phone during the call.

Free emergency call app "SOS EU ALP

Pinpoint location in alpine accidents and in the valley

Smartphone users should install the free app "SOS-EU-ALP" BEFORE the tour and start the test run. It helps to send an emergency call and at the same time transmits the own location via GPS data as well as GPS retrieval time, battery status of the smartphone and altitude and contact data.

"SOS EU ALP" app on your smartphone