Improvers Alpine Skills Training - Ötztaler Alpen (BSE21sk02)

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Improvers Alpine Skills Training

  • Basis & Training Sektionen - Ausbildungskurse der Sektionen - Hochtour Aufbaukurs
  • Ötztaler Alpen
  • Veranstalter: WELTbewegend Erlebnisreisen
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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.


Webcode: BSE21sk02


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