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Tips for the road to the mountains in winter – Mountain Rescue Service of Serbia

Due to the snow that has been constantly falling in some parts of Serbia since this morning, and the significant increase in snow cover, the Mountain Rescue Service is giving some tips for a safe journey.

Some of the tips:
– Find out about the condition and passability of the road to the desired mountain area.

– Be sure to pay attention to whether you have enough fuel in the tank (it is desirable that the tank is fully charged) which can be vital if you are heading to a mountainous area, as well as a charged battery of your mobile phone.

– Don’t panic. (If you have service, call for help, don’t try to go for help yourself)

– Bring enough food and water, blankets and extra clothes.

– Sand that is thrown under the wheels if the car gets stuck.

– If a jam occurs, stay in the car and wait. Help is coming!

– It is not out of place if you have the opportunity to bring a few small things without which sometimes you can not do anything, such as (shovel, battery cables, tow rope, spray for defrosting and defrosting, candles, lighter, lamp, etc.).

Numbers of the Mountain Rescue Service of Serbia:
– GSS Kopaonik +381 63 466 466
– GSS Zlatibor +381 63 466 467
– GSS Stara Planina +381 63 466 461
– GSS Divcibare +381 63 466 427


The Mountain Rescue Service of Serbia is a voluntary and non-profit organization whose main goal is assistance and rescue in inaccessible mountain and urban conditions. Saving human life, helping a person in need, is the basic task of this service.
The GSS of Serbia was founded in 1952 by experienced alpinists of the Mountaineering Association of Serbia, while today the service consists of about 250 active lifeguards, many of whom are experienced mountaineers, alpinists, sport climbers, speleologists, divers and skiers. The service has doctors, doctors of science, engineers, members of the army, special police units, students …
photo:  Gorska služba spasavanja Srbije

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