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Mountain safety

Whether you travel by foot, skis or snowmobile, a visit to Vindelfjällen requires some basic knowledge of mountain safety. The easiest way to receive advice is to talk to someone who knows the area. Talk to the local inhabitants, park rangers, the staff at Naturum visitors’ centres or cabin wardens before embarking on your excursion. Here are some things to think about BEFORE your excursion.

 

Useful advice before embarking on your excursion:

 

Acquire information – don’t be afraid to ask!
• Let the weather dictate your plans. 
• Plan your excursion, and alternative routes. 
• Take it easy – don’t overexert yourself during the excursion. 
• Never leave your cabin or tent in bad weather. 
• Vital equipment: map and compass/GPS, windproof sleeping bag, ground sheet, flask containing a warm drink.
• Keep your spirits up! Encourage tired companions. 
• Plan not to need a mobile telephone; you will not be able to receive a signal in some areas.

 

 

Photo: Tomas Staafjord

 

Mountain Safety Council 
Mountain safety advice (currently only in Swedish)

 

Mountain weather
Swedish Meteorological Institute’s mountain weather report.  

 

Snow report
Snow reports for several mountain resorts.  

 

Park rangers
Ring or e-mail the County Administration’s administrators or park rangers.

 

Mountain weather over the phone (Swedish): 0771-23 11 23

 

Vindelfjällen Mountain Safety Committee

 

Mojo Andersson                    
 Per Ers väg 15 
 920 66 Hemavan                    
 0954-30075     70                  
 mojo@smufjallgard.nu