Outdoor Safety Code

Plan your trip

Seek local knowledge, plan the route you will take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect it to take.

Tell someone

Tell someone your plans and leave a date for when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned.

Be aware of the weather

New Zealand’s weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes.

Know your limits

Challenge yourself within your physical limits and experience.

Take sufficient supplies

Make sure you have enough food, equipment and emergency rations for the worst case scenario.

Take an appropriate means of communication.

See www.mountainsafety.org.nz for more information.