Date(s) - 18 Jun - 19 Jun
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Participants in this course will either be expected to be familiar with travelling in the mountains and have some basic alpine navigation skills. Planning your own ski tours in winter will be an advantage to participants on this course.
You will also need to have the basic equipment needed to travel safely in a glacier environment already.
To familiarise yourself with navigation and route-finding in a glacier environment and the equipment needed to do so safely and learn the basics of glacier self-rescue.
This training tour will give us the opportunity to get more familiar with crampons, ropes, knots and glacier knowledge. You will have time to look at route selection on the glacier and familiarise yourself with the equipment as you make your way to the Hut where we will overnight.
On day 2 you will head out on a short tour to use the skills learned the day before. If conditions allow a short summit tour might be an option but the focus is more on training than summits in this course.
Max No. of Participants:
Payment is due at the time of registration. Please transfer the amount due to the following bank account within one week of reserving a spot on the weekend. Your place is only confirmed with a “Yes” RSVP and the transfer of the full weekend fee.
As I have taken a firm booking on the number of attendees the course fee is non-refundable. However, your place on the course is interchangeable. If for some reason you can’t attend the course we will offer your place to the next person on the waiting list. Once this person has confirmed their place and paid their deposit I will return your fee. I can only return the fee if your place on the course is filled by another participant. I would appreciate if you could pay the fee within 1 week of registering for the event. If I do not have the money by this date I will be forced to offer your place to the next person on the waiting list.It is possible to get cancellation insurance with the main insurance companies.
What is included:
• Mountain Guides and training
• Overnight accommodation (Saturday night)
• Evening meal and Breakfast
NB: In the event of the weather conditions being too bad in the planned area the weekend may be moved to a different resort. If this happens we may have to stay in a hotel rather than the SAC Hut. This will result in a small increased cost for the difference between the overnight in the hut and the overnight in a hotel. This is a worst-case scenario event, but if it happens this can not be avoided.
What is not included:
• Transport to and from Course Location
• Rope (3mm, 1.5m and 2.5m)
• Crampon suitable mountaineering boots
• Ice Axe
• Adjustable Trekking Poles
• Climbing Harness with 2 HMS Carabiners
The equipment needs to be sorted out by the attendees in advance of the course.Insurance is the responsibility of the participant, by RSVPing “yes” you agree to act responsibly at all times on this event and to not hold Swiss Alpine Adventure or any person involved responsible for any injury or loss which may occur in relation to the event.
We also encourage participants to have cancellation insurance in case they can not attend events at the last minute due to illness, injury or any other reasons. We cannot give refunds for cancellations within the last 30 days before the event starts.
All participants take part in events or activities facilitated by Swiss Alpine Adventure entirely at their own risk. Swiss Alpine Adventure does not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by Swiss Alpine Adventure. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is maintained and in safe working order. We reserve the right to stop you from participating with us if your equipment is badly maintained or not in safe working order. Whilst we endeavour to make sure that the information on this website pertaining to routes and trails is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy.
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This event is fully booked.
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