Practical stuff

If you're thinking of going walking in Alpine countries, here's some practical detail to help get you started.

Vaccinations

If you are thinking of walking in the Alps, it would be best to ask your GP about vaccinations. Broadly, you should probably check you are up to date with your primary courses and boosters, including tetanus and maybe Hepatitis A. Rabies is found in Europe, but it's highly unlikely you will encounter a rabid animal, so your GP may suggest that you get treatment only if you are bitten, rather than getting vaccinated. I'm not a doctor, so please ask your GP.