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Ski mountaineering course - basic module


This basic ski mountaineering course is for those who want to approach this exciting discipline…
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The outings will give you hands-on experience with the major ascent techniques in different environmental conditions. Mountain huts will host our theoretical lessons, where you will learn how to plan a mountain hike, how to choose the proper equipment, some basics about snow and information about avalanche self-rescue techniques.
The outings will have a maximum drop of 800-1,000 m.
Below is an outline programme.

DAY

Drop: 200 m
Ascent time: 1-2 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Champoluc (AO) for equipment check and briefing.

An easy track leads us to the homely and welcoming Ferraro hut (2,066 m), where we can enjoy excellent dishes.
On the way up we can learn the basic climbing technique and get familiar with the new tools.
We will find an area near the hut where to practice using the avalanche transceiver. We will also try and search for one or more people buried in the snow.
At the hut we will learn the correct way to plan an outing. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY

Drop: 200 m
Ascent time: 1-2 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Champoluc (AO) for equipment check and briefing.

An easy track leads us to the homely and welcoming Ferraro hut (2,066 m), where we can enjoy excellent dishes.
On the way up we can learn the basic climbing technique and get familiar with the new tools.
We will find an area near the hut where to practice using the avalanche transceiver. We will also try and search for one or more people buried in the snow.
At the hut we will learn the correct way to plan an outing. Dinner and overnight stay.

DAY

Drop: 600 m
Drop height: 600 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 hours

Departure for the first real ski mountaineering outing. We will reach the Palon du Resy and its easy slopes where we will show you and you will try all kinds of turns. Throughout the day you will learn about meteorology and snow. We can go back to the hut via alternative routes.

DAY

Drop: 600 m
Drop height: 600 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 hours

Departure for the first real ski mountaineering outing. We will reach the Palon du Resy and its easy slopes where we will show you and you will try all kinds of turns. Throughout the day you will learn about meteorology and snow. We can go back to the hut via alternative routes.

DAY

Drop: 1,000 m
Drop height: 1,200 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-6 hours

From the friendly Ferraro Hut we head to the Vallone di Verra, in the direction of the famous Mezzalama Hut (3,050 m). To get there we will confront many types of slopes and we will have the opportunity to put into practice what we learned and tried out during the previous days.
We can go back via the same route, or we can choose another one if conditions are favourable.

DAY

Drop: 1,000 m
Drop height: 1,200 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-6 hours

From the friendly Ferraro Hut we head to the Vallone di Verra, in the direction of the famous Mezzalama Hut (3,050 m). To get there we will confront many types of slopes and we will have the opportunity to put into practice what we learned and tried out during the previous days.
We can go back via the same route, or we can choose another one if conditions are favourable.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
3 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Min 4 - max 6 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/12 to 30/04
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
3 Days
low
fair
Min 4 - max 6 for each Mountain Guide
from 01/12 to 30/04
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

€250 fee per person
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • accommodation at Ferraro hut: half board €55 per person; full board €68 per person
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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