The Italian Alps are a wonderland of incredibly beautiful places that should be in every traveler’s bucket list. However, for their nature, the Alps can be a challenging and, at times, hostile environment. Being prepared about the route to follow, aware of the weather conditions, well equipped and phisically fit are all essential requirements to lower the risks connected to outdoor activities but sometimes not sufficient to keep you safe. A qualified Mountain Leader is a professional who has undergone a year-long course and trained to provide a higher degree of safety. A Mountain Leader is educated in multiple subjects, including First Aid (BLSD certification), land navigation, risks management and evacuation proceedures. The expertise of a Mountain Leader, their knowledge of the areas and capacity to assess and prevent risks, are key in ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience of the mountains.