2/ Use durable surfaces
It’s always tempting to go ‘off-piste’ where no one has walked before. But that can alter the beauty of virgin territory. Where possible, choose existing trails, rocky slabs, dry grass and snow depending on the season. But watch out for cracks and fissures!
In the visited areas, if you are doing day-hikes, set up your basecamp more than 70 metres away from lakes and rivers to protect the banks. Do not alter the site in any way. If the site is not suitable, choose a different one a few metres further away. Keep your encampment to a minimum. Finally, walk in small groups of 4 to 6 people maximum, in single file, so as not to act as a bulldozer on your path.
In wilderness areas, do not all gather at one point to avoid creating new campsites and avoid recently damaged places to avoid damaging them further.