The basic mountaineering course is dedicated to those who want to learn about the mountains and to approach the high-altitude environment safely, by learning the basic techniques for travelling on snow and rock.climbing equipment overviewplanning a climb and understanding the terrainglaciology and meteorology overviewtypes of knots on glacierclimbingglide and hold tests on snowy slopes
The basic mountaineering course is for beginners and for all those who approach climbing activities for the first time. The course includes teaching, through lectures and practical tests, the basic climbing techniques you need to know to safely tackle ascents with stretches on glaciers, mixed terrain and easy climbing. The course will teach you the basics and will enable you to put them into practice through exercises that will help you to get to know the mountain environment, to learn the proper use of equipment (crampons, ice axe, ropes, etc…) and to be properly trained on risks and security issues at high altitude.
The course program we suggest can be adapted to needs and technical capabilities of the participants.
Meeting point: meeting at 8:30 at the Skyway terminus for equipment check and a short briefing.
Depending on the destination, we will take the lifts (cable car to Punta Helbronner) or go by car to the Val Veny, heading to the Monzino Hut.
Cramponnage (beginners): techniques for using crampons and ice axe on snowy and icy ground.
Traveling on glacier:
Travelling on mixed terrain
climbingshort-roping technique on mixed terrainanchors and quick protectionsabseilingfinal review and final test
: June - October
mountaineering bootsbackpack 30 lclimbing helmetharnesslanyard or daisychainscrew carabinerice-axemineral saltswater bottle (1 l min) or thermosenergy bars or dried fruit/nutssunscreen (at least SPF 30) and UV protection lip balmpersonal first aid kitcamera
wool cap/beanie or fleece-lined hatbuffhiking socks (2 pairs)sun hatwicking turtleneck (2nd layer)gaiterslight backup gloves, 1 pairheavy insulated gloves 1 pairinsulating garment made of Windstopper or Primaloft (3rd layer)mountaineering/glacier sunglassesshoeller climbing pantsdown jacket (optional)thermal leggings or tightsbreathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x
the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guideliability insuranceloan of shared safety material
research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 daysthe hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies lasttickets for lift facilitiesthe Mountain Guide’s expenses (lifts, transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participantstransfers, meals and accommodationanything that is not mentioned under "Included"
How does the reservation work?
Send the availability request
Receive confirmation and all logistic information
If the request is not accepted you will not be charged
Our 24/7 support will give you an immediate alternative