|Plan your trip
Seek local knowledge and plan the route you will take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect it to take.
Tell someone your plans and leave a date 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. Learn safe ways of rescuing others without putting yourself in danger.
|Take sufficient supplies
Make sure you have enough food, clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst-case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication.
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