Mountain Safety Council's guide to safe tramping on NZ's great walks

A RNZ article.

With the borders closed and more New Zealanders expected to head out tramping this summer, a set of safety videos have been created to prevent search and rescue callouts and fatalities on our most dangerous tracks.

The Mountain Safety Council has released videos for seven popular walking tracks, highlighting common risks, hazards and other track-specific advice.

Chief executive Mike Daisley said the videos aim to better prepare trampers for what they will face in the backcountry.

The organisation first released 12 track specific videos in 2018 and Daisley said independent research showed walkers and trampers who watched the videos had better awareness of hazards and where they needed to make key decisions, which resulted in a profound improvement in safety-related behaviour.

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