Biokovo Mountain

Biokovo - Advice to visitors and climbers

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ADVICE TO VISITORS AND CLIMBERS

 

Important note!
Do not go alone on the mountain, wear suitable clothing and footwear and sufficient quantities of water since Biokovo has no drinkable (spring) water, or mountain lodge open.
Since the ground is hard, stony, full of rocks and moving screes with much bulk materials with the danger of snakes wear high and tight shoes.
Because of the possibility of sudden and abrupt weather changes, and altitude and temperature difference bring warm clothing - raincoat or windbreaker.
Do not forget a hat and sunscreen in the case of strong sunlight.
Before leaving for the mountains do not forget to check the weather forecast (weather and road conditions 060 520 520) to avoid the dangers that may be caused by bad weather.
Use only fire in a designated and marked places, before leavingthoroughly extinguish the remains of the fire.
Camping is not allowed in the Park except in special cases with permission from the Institution.
When climbing or descending the mountain, it is banned to knock rocks down a steep slope. Take all litter with you and dispose of in the space provided.
On the Nature Park Biokovo there are plenty of rare and endangered plants so do not pick or destroy their habitat, do not frighten and kill animals or destroy their habitats. This becomes particularly true for snakes and lizards, because among them there are many threatened and endangered species. You can defend yourself from a snake by frightening it and scaring it away, not only killing it, because snakes do not attack unless attacked.
The only venomous snake on Biokovo is the viper and in case of a bite it is necessary to seek professional medical care immediately. The bitten person should be immobilized and immediately transferred to hospital.
After returning from the wild shake clothes and the examine for ticks that may be carriers of dangerous diseases to humans if they are infected, which has not yet been the case on Biokovo. In the case of tick bite or a significant reaction to stings or bites of other insects, contact your doctor, and use prevention is to protect yourself with the proper means.

In the event of an accident in the mountains or other difficult terrain call:

•    Unique operative communication center, tel.: 112
•    The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (www.gss.hr):
      Emergency phone call – station Makarska
      Mob.: +385 (0)91 721 0011
      Stanica Makarska
      A.G. Matoša 1
      21 300 Makarska
 
Other important telephone numbers:
Police: 192
Ambulance: 94
Firefighters: 193