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Mountain Rescue Italy

Postby tonyscotland » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:54 pm

:lol: hello

does anybody know the Italian mountain rescue website or phone number, im climbing in Grand Paradiso this year and would like to have their details.
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Postby Gabriele Roth » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:11 pm

phone number 118
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Postby tonyscotland » Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:57 pm

:lol: thanks Sarva. so we just phone 118 and that puts you through to mountain rescue?

On their website they show the following number 800 319 319

do you have to change the number if your dialling from a mobile?

Thanks for your kind help Sarva
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Postby signorellil » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:53 pm

Sarva wrote:YYou can call this number even to call for a rescue without any medical problem but in this case you will have to pay for it.


It's important that people who comes to climb in Valle D'Aosta understands that Mountain Rescue there is one of the best, most professional around, and medical facilities top notch if one is so unlucky to need them.... BUT this is a territorial EMERGENCY service, not some sort of tourist service on a "no question asked" basis, like some people see the Chamonix rescue. In other words, you call 118 if you need help, not if you decide that you don't really want to walk back in the valley - it's NOT a mountain cab!

The rules are that if you're hospitalized the rescue is free, but if you had to be rescue because of negligence or similar, you'll pay, and the cost of a rescue is not small And if someone decide you didn't really need to call 118 you may be left to your own devices (it has already happened), or, in extreme cases, you may be denounced to local authorities for "procurato allarme" (something like "to simulate an emergency that didn't really happen"), a serious charge.
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