Ice climbing
Exploration and adventure

  • Be informed: make sure you know the rules and access conditions, be courteous to site owners and managers. Follow the signs for parking and avoid sensitive areas. 
  • Limit crowds: climb in small groups to limit the impact on the environment and overcrowding on the routes. 
  • Share the ice: be aware of other climbers around you while keeping a safe distance. Communicate courteously and share the space equitably. 
  • Warn in case of danger: inform your rope partners or any other climber if pieces of ice fall. 
  • Have a way to communicate: Make sure you can communicate with your group. A person remaining at base camp should be able to communicate with each of the climbers during the ascent. Use the guardian angel principle by making sure someone knows your exit plan. 

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Exploration and adventure

  • Be prepared: make sure you have all the necessary equipment, in good working order, before starting your underground adventure. 
  • Be informed: before entering a cave, check if you are on private land. If so, make sure you have the necessary permissions before getting started. 
  • Coordinate your visit: be aware of other visits in progress, be courteous, and make sure to respect the times set by site managers or owners. 
  • Leave no trace: avoid touching fragile rock formations or leaving traces on the walls. Any contact can cause lasting damage. 
  • Obey warnings: exercise caution and obey all signs and restrictions, avoiding areas marked as dangerous. 

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Exploration and adventure

  • Share the territory: honour the right of all to move freely on public territory and remember, game is a collective good that belongs to everyone. 
  • Limit your territory: reasonably restrict the extent of your hiding area and make sure not to block access to roads, bridges, trails, and forest paths. 
  • Share the space: accept the presence of others in the area and prepare to share the forest equitably while respecting everyone’s rights. 
  • Make your presence known: use visible signs to inform other hunters of your activity in the area, thus promoting mutual communication and safety. 
  • Respect hunting zones: respect the hunting rules that apply in these zones, but also the rules specific to the territories you are frequenting.

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Ice fishing
Exploration and adventure

  • Be informed: before starting, find out about local regulations, make sure you have paid fishing fees and respect catch limits. 
  • Respect others: treat everyone with respect, even in the event of disagreement. This includes respecting the fishing grounds of others and limiting any disturbance. 
  • Share space: make sure you don’t clutter the paths. The key is mutual respect and sharing the body of water. 
  • Before leaving: check if you need to declare your catch and weigh your fish. You’ve already caught on: fishing is not an activity that is improvised – make sure to follow the rules!  
  • Respect the ecosystem: don’t leave any waste behind and make sure you dispose of it properly. It seems obvious, but it’s always worth remembering.