Some guidelines to everyone planning trips into the mountains to be responsible and follow these procedures:

1. Inform your next-of-kin of your PRECISE destination and planned time of return, preferably by text message to assist memories in times of stress.

2. Please put a note on the dashboard of your car with next-of-kin contact details when you are in the mountains. and your own cell phone number.

3. If you are out on a multi-day trip, keep at least one cell phone charged and don’t run every phone down by taking scores of photographs. Leave details of your planned hike.

4. Take care when swimming or jumping into mountain pools: there are generally hidden rocks and some pools can be a lot deeper than one thinks.