For less experienced mountaineers we recommend a hiking guide for high Alpine tours and glacier crossings (attention: crevasses). Glacier crossings are only possible in a group and with a rope. Before starting your hiking or mountaineering tour you should let your host know your hiking destination and the time you expect to be back. Walk slowly, make regular breaks and drink a lot.
Routes, which run in continuous space and settlement in the forest, require no mountaineering experience and a specific equipment.
Routes, which run generally above the tree line, require a basic knowledge of the alpine hikers. Mountain trails are subdivided according to the degree of difficulty marked in red and black routes.
Red hiking trails are of intermediate difficulty! They are marked, mostly narrow, often steep and partly exposed. In bad weather experience is required! Some trails feature short and protected climbing passages - passages, where you need to use your hands to conquer them. These trails should only be walked on by sure-footed hikers, who are in a good shape. Adequate mountaineering equipment is required.
Black hiking trails are difficult trails! They are marked, narrow, steep or very steep, often exposed and can be dangerous in bad weather. These trails may feature longer, protected climbing passages and can only be conquered by absolutely sure-footed and experienced mountaineers, who are in a good shape and have a good head for heights. Adequate mountaineering equipment is required. Fixed rope courses are also black trails.
Alpine routes are very difficult routes, because it is high Alpine terrain and it has partly unmarked and exposed tracks. Further you will find unsecured walking and climbing sections. Therefore you should have a head for heights and a good stamina is required, also it‘s important to have absolute sure-footedness. It would be the best if you have an appropriate mountain equipment and an excellent sense of direction.