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Improvers Alpine Skills Training - Ötztaler Alpen

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Improvers Alpine Skills Training

Ötztaler Alpen
Taschachhaus 2.434m
So 25.07.2021 - Sa 31.07.2021

Veranstalter WELTbewegend Erlebnisreisen
Buchungscode: BSE21sk02

Training on Ice and Rock! The Taschachaus - located in the Ötztaler Alpen in the heart of Tyrol - is an excellent base to improve basic skills in rock climbing as well as various exercises on the glacier. Some important theoretical units will complete the content of this course!

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 Hotel Gundolf in Mandarfen at 1 pm. Climbing equipment can be rented at the office of the Bergführervereinigung-Pitztal). The guide organises luggage transport to the Taschachhaus. 3 hours ascent from Mittelberg via Taschach Alm and continuing through the Taschach Valley to Taschachhaus. After dinner preview of acitivities of the whole week.

DAY 2: Refresh: crampon techniques and use of ice axe, incl. self arrest
climbing knots
glacier skills: roping up, moving and climbing on different slope angles
crevasse rescue
Planning the next day

DAY 3: Glacier training: anchors and running belays on snow and ice
Placing ice screws, deadman and choosing a good location
Climbing steep ice.
Planning the next day

DAY 4: Glacier training: putting it all together
Moving in a roped party
Group management
Decision-making and orientation
Planning the next day

DAY 5: Movement on rock: training for rock ridges
Improvement in climbing techniques,
Anchors and running belays incl. belaying techniques
Moving together and use of hand coils
Installing and climbing a fixed rope
Rescue management and first aid.
Planning the next day

DAY 6: Training for steep firn (snow) slopes and ice. After dinner: reflections on the week

DAY 7: Descent to Mittelberg, farewell around 12 oclock

In the evenings there will be theoretical units on various topics like orientation, reading maps, alpine danger and alpine weather.

Equipment rental

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
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Opening hours: coordinated with the beginning of the course!

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 on request!

We must carefully follow all national and local guidance regarding travel restrictions and social distancing. All participants must have face masks, hand sanitiser and alcohol wipes. In addition, for any courses which use mountain huts, all participants must bring their own sleeping bag, pillow case and towels and observe 1m distance in shared facilities. Face masks must be worn at all times except when eating or sleeping.

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
At least 18 years of age. Free from mental and physical handicap. Fitness to hike up 1.300 m in altitude with your backpack (about 8 kg). Ability level (Rockclimbing UIAA III and ice up to 45 degrees). Knots: overhand knot, clove hitch, munter hitch (Italien hitch), figure of 8, prusikBasic knowledge of rope and belaying techniques. Basic knowledge of crevasse rescue techniques (team and self rescue)
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Schwierigkeit konditionell:
Fr. 25.06.2021  
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Services included:
6 overnights in Taschachhaus in a dormitory
Halfboard (breakfast and dinner)
Lunch package incl. tea for the training days
English speaking instructor from the Bergsteigerschule Alpenverein Edelweiss
Luggage transport between Mandarfen and Taschachhaus*

* It might not be possible to organise the whole transport, be prepared to carry the luggage for 1 hour.

Services not included:
Flights or railway to/from Munich, Innsbruck or Salzburg
Transport to/from Mittelberg
Additional meals and beverages
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
Climbing equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons, etc.)**

** Climbing equipment must be pre-booked well in advance.
€ 1.280,00   Normalpreis
€ 1.190,00   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.

Unsere Öffnungszeiten:
Mo.-Fr. 09:00-18:00

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Telefon: 01 513 85 00
E-Mail: [email protected]

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