In our mountaineering basic course you learn the basics of mountaineering in the high alpine environment. We teach you how to move and to orient in glacier terrain. Furthermore we put our focus on the training of rescue techniques in case of a fall into a crevasse. The highlight is the climb to the Wildspitze, 3770 m, where we put into real life what we learnt before.
The mountaineering course in the Pitztal is the first step towards independet mountaineering in the glaciated high mountains.
Price per person in case of at least 4 participants
Day 1: Wednesday
meeting at 11.00 am at the mountain guide office in Mandarfen. Equipment check; ascent to the Taschach hut. In the afternoon: Orientation, mountaineering equipment, knots
Day 2: Thursday
Training day on the glacier: walking technique with crampons, ways to rope up, techniques to use the ice axe, how to build a belaying point in the ice
Day 3: Friday
Training day on the glacier: Focus on rescue techniques out of a crevasse, pulley principle, how to build a belaying point in the snow
Day 4: Saturday
Climbing the Wildspitze, 3770 m, highest summit of Tirol
Day 5: Sunday
Training day: abseiling, self-rescue out of a crevasse; in the afternoon: descent to the valley
Good bye & end of the course
FITNESS: fitness for all-day training on the glacier; for the clmib to the Wildspitze: fitness for 8-10 h and up to 1300 m vertical metres up and down.
TECHNIQUE: climbing in grade UIAA I+, no fear of heights