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ORTOVOX Mountaineering Basic – Rock ORTOVOX Mountaineering Basic – Rock

ORTOVOX Mountaineering Basic - Rock


PHOTOS

PROGRAM

Do you dream of exploring breathtaking mountain landscapes away from well-trodden paths? Then our SAFETY ACADEMY MOUNTAINEERING Basic course is the perfect opportunity! The aim of this course is to teach you the elementary climbing techniques and ways to travel that you’ll need for your alpine adventure. Starting with the understanding of alpine dangers, you will learn how to identify the possible risks early and react to them effectively. We place particular emphasis on the selection and safe use of your equipment, including important knot techniques to help you in a wide range of situations.

We will fine-tune your walking technique in difficult terrain so you can move independently in the mountains. Our training course also focuses on how to tread and walk on pathless terrain and walk on firn fields. You’ll gain insight into the basics of outdoor rock climbing and learn how to overcome short climbing passages when wearing mountaineering boots. The course is rounded off with belaying techniques for challenging passages on the rock face. Our SAFETY ACADEMY training courses provide the ideal basis for ensuring you have no problem independently conducting alpine tours and walking along paths secured with wire rope.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Basic knowledge of wilderness travel
  • Good balance in uneven terrain
  • Good fitness for approaches and tours
  • Knowledge of knotting techniques is an advantage, but not necessary

REQUIREMENTS to participate in the COURSE

Safe pace on approach.
Sufficient physical condition to undertake 3-4 hours of ascent – 1200 m difference in altitude.
Knowledge of tying techniques is an advantage, but not essential.

GROUP DEPARTURES

DAY

Meeting point: car park of the Courmayeur Skyway cable car (hamlet of Entrèves) – 8:30 a.m.

Technical equipment check and briefing with the guide.
Transfer to by car in Val Veny.
Walking up to Monzino hut (3h hiking + Via Ferrata)
Topics of the day:

  • Gear analysis
  • Rope storage in the sack
  • Basic knots and tying
  • Climbing in mountain boots
  • Using fixed anchor points in Via Ferrata

Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

DAY

Meeting point: car park of the Courmayeur Skyway cable car (hamlet of Entrèves) – 8:30 a.m.

Technical equipment check and briefing with the guide.
Transfer to by car in Val Veny.
Walking up to Monzino hut (3h hiking + Via Ferrata)
Topics of the day:

  • Gear analysis
  • Rope storage in the sack
  • Basic knots and tying
  • Climbing in mountain boots
  • Using fixed anchor points in Via Ferrata

Dinner and overnight stay in a hut.

DAY

Breakfast at the hut and start of the course.
Themes of the day:

  • Risk assessment of alpine hazards
  • Tour planning
  • Risk assessment of alpine hazards
  • Footwork on steep snow and ice
  • If and where possible: firn training (using an ice axe, walking techniques, arrest techniques)

Dinner and overnight stay at the hut.

DAY

Breakfast at the hut and start of the course.
Themes of the day:

  • Risk assessment of alpine hazards
  • Tour planning
  • Risk assessment of alpine hazards
  • Footwork on steep snow and ice
  • If and where possible: firn training (using an ice axe, walking techniques, arrest techniques)

Dinner and overnight stay at the hut.

DAY

Breakfast at the hut and start of the course.
Topics of the day:

  • Climbing and belaying techniques in alpine terrain
  • Belay anchor construction and rappelling

Back to the parking lot hiking down by Via Ferrata

Conclusion and final briefing

DAY

Breakfast at the hut and start of the course.
Topics of the day:

  • Climbing and belaying techniques in alpine terrain
  • Belay anchor construction and rappelling

Back to the parking lot hiking down by Via Ferrata

Conclusion and final briefing

DETAILS

DURATION
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3 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
intermediate
cuori
PERSONS
utente
4
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 01/05 to 31/10
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
3 Days
low
intermediate
4
from 01/05 to 31/10
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

580 € fee per person in open group
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM/IFMGA certified Mountain Guide
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (transfers, meals and accommodation)
  • liability insurance
  • safety gear used by the Guide (eg rope)
  • overnight stay in a refuge with half board
  • booking assistance service (including assistance for refuges and lifts reservation)

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • transfers
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness and helmet): €10/day per person
  • extra meals and beverages (for clients and Guide)
  • hiring of the trek poles (30€/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 they 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 they 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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