Tell Someone Your Route

Tell Someone Your Route


Tell someone where you're going and when you're due back


Tell Someone Your Route


Once you've planned your route in some detail, you should leave a copy of the route card with someone. This 'someone' is your Emergency Point of Contact (EPOC).

As a minimum, if you don't have a formal route card, make a note of from where you'll start walking, the approximate route including direction, and estimated time of return. Maybe even send a text before you start walking (although be aware of poor mobile signal in the mountains). Whilst a text is not ideal, it's better than nothing, and any of this type of information is invaluable in an emergency situation.

As well as telling someone your route, you need to ensure that they know what to do if you don't contact them by a certain time. 

Detailed information is covered under the emergency procedures section.