The bein hazmanim period is unfortunately accompanied by bad news and tragedies R”L, prompting Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita to express his concerns amid the awareness Rosh Chodesh Iyar is a week away.
The gadol hador awakened on Shabbos afternoon and told those close to him including HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Bunim Zilberberg that he is concerned that there is still one week remaining of bein hazmanim and many are out hiking and camping.
The gadol hador is quoted saying this is very dangerous and there are always tragedies. Rav Shteinman reported added “I have written letters on the subject but the draw [to participate in such outings] is very powerful”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Hiking in and of itself is not dangerous and one can fulfill walking the land like that.
Hiking unprepared or badly prepared on the other hand (like sadly a lot of Haredi people do) is *very* dangerous.
Maybe instead of saying “don’t” the more effective approach to prevent disasters would be to inform the students of the proper preparations etc. so that they may undertake said activities safely…