Let us introduce you to the essential skills of alpine mountaineering!
The training is designed for fit hill walkers who wish to gain a solid foundation in alpine mountaineering. You will learn and practise the key skills and techniques to move safely on snow, ice and rock. This will include travel on glaciated terrain and crevasse rescue techniques.
Planned daily routine:
The following is a typical schedule with the guide fine tuning the plan according to the prevalling weather conditions and the experience of the group:
DAY 1: Train ride from Innsbruck central station to Imst-Pitztal train station from there by bus of the VVT (Verkehrsverbund Tirol) to Mandarfen. Take a taxi or walk to the meeting point at the office of Bergführervereinigung-Pitztal in Mandarfen at 1 pm, where you can also rent your climbing equipment. The guide organizes luggage transport to Braunschweiger Hütte, 3 hours ascent from Mittelberg through the Pitztal Valley to the Braunschweiger Hütte. After dinner: preview of the activities of the week.
DAY 2: Foot balance and placement, walking techniques with crampons Use of ice axe and self arrest on snow and ice Glacier training: roping up Knots and rope techniques Planning the next day
DAY 3: Glacier training: standard operating procedures (sops) on glaciers, moving in a roped party Various crampon techniques Orientation and reading of maps. Planning the next day.
DAY 4: Glacier training: roping up, crevasse rescue and use of autoblocks (prusiks, Mini Traxions etc) and pulleys Anchors and running belays on snow and ice. Planning the next day.
DAY 5: Climbing training: roping up for climbing and rapelling Rock anchors and how to belay Movement on easy rock ridges Climbing techniques First aid and rescue training Planning the next day.
DAY 6: Putting it all together: ascent of nearby peak using skills and techniques taught and practised during the week After dinner: reflections on the week
DAY 7: Descent to Mittelberg, farewell around 12:00
In the evenings there will be theoretical units on various topics like orientation, reading maps, alpine dangers and alpine weather.
Mountain equipment can be rented at the following shop/place, we do the reservation for you.
Bergführervereinigung Pitztal 6481 Sankt Leonhard, Mandarfen 4, Tel: +43 5413 20366 Click on http://www.bergfuehrervereinigung-pitztal.com/en/equipment-rental/ to get to the equipment rental paragraph
Opening hours: coordinated with the beginning of the course!
Prices: Climbing equipment (Harness, ice axe, crampons, helmet, 6 carabiners, 2 slings, 3 static cords, 1 ice screw): set price 25/day and 150/whole course, single items upon request.
Inspecting and caring for your gear and outdoor equipment Use of crampons and ice axe, roll and plant technique Roping up and travelling on glacier (ascent and descent) Crevasse rescue techniques Roping up and techniques for climbing Belaying and moving on a ridge (ascent and descent) Planning a tour, alpine dangers, alpine weather Orientation with maps, Apps
18 years of age. Free from mental and physical handicap. Fitness to hike up 1,000m in altitude with your backpack (about 8 kg). Sure footed in pathless and rough terrain. Free from fear of height and vertigo. Experience of walking in snow highly desirable
Services included: 6x overnights in Braunschweiger Hütte in a dormitory Halfboard (breakfast and dinner) English speaking instructor from the Bergsteigerschule Alpenverein Edelweiss Luggage transport from Mittelberg to the Braunschweiger Hütte
Services not included: Flights or railway to/from Munich, Innsbruck or Salzburg Transport to/from Mittelberg/Pitztal Additional meals and beverages local taxes appr. EUR 15,- Personal expenses Travel insurance Climbing equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons, etc.)
€ 1.360,00 Normalpreis € 1.265,00 Preis für ÖAV-Mitglieder
Bitte beachte unsere Teilnahmebedingungen (AGB) und die angeführten technischen und konditionellen Anforderungen.
Unser Team steht dir für Auskünfte gerne per E-Mail, persönlich oder telefonisch zur Verfügung.
Mo. - Do. 09:00 - 14:00
WELTbewegend Erlebnisreisen das Reisebüro des Alpenvereins Edelweiss Walfischgasse 12 , A-1010 Wien Telefon: +43 650 494 75 89 E-Mail: [email protected]