Two female bushwalkers wearing lots of protective layers of clothing and carrying large backpacks walk through the forest on track. The track and forest are blanketed with snow.
Well-equipped walkers hiking in snow at Lake St Clair (photograph: Kath Raymond)

New video released – hypothermia signs, prevention and treatment

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​The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s new hypothermia video about spotting the signs, preventing the onset and the treatment of hypothermia if it does occur, is a must for bushwalking preparation and it takes you through the essential steps for a safe and enjoyable walking experience. 

Tasmania is renowned for its magnificent bushwalking opportunities, but our wilderness can be wild and unforgiving, so proper preparation is essential for anyone planning a bushwalk in remote areas.

Weather conditions in Tasmania can change quickly and frequently, especially in alpine areas. Snow, rain, wind and sun are all possible at any time of the year.

Deaths have occurred when people have been caught unprepared in cold, wet and windy weather. Children, older people and those with an illness or disability are at the greatest risk in such conditions, but it can affect anyone.
Hypothermia is a serious life-threatening condition. Watch the video to learn more about it and how you can be prepared for a safe time in Tasmania’s parks and reserves. 

 


​Learn more about walker safety on the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service website at: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/know-before-you-go/safety-in-parks