If you are already familiar with the high mountain environment and confident with glacier travel, this course will teach you the most effective techniques for crevasse rescue, to help you build your confidence with one of the most challenging scenarios in mountaineering.practical demonstrations of how to build different haul systems for a crevasse rescuedemonstration and construction of snow anchorspractical demonstration of an arrested fallpractical test on building a haul system
We will cover the following topics:
: meeting at 8:30 at the Skyway terminus for equipment check and a short briefing.
We will take the cable car to Punta Helbronner (3,466 m). Once on the glacier, we will find a place suitable for teaching, testing holds and practising crevasse rescue.
Note: In spring, we will use mountaineering equipment during the course.
: March - October
mountaineering bootsbackpack 30 lclimbing helmetharnesslanyard or daisychainscrew carabinerice-axestandard crampons with anti-balling platesenergy 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)wicking turtleneck (2nd layer)gaiterslight backup gloves, 1 pairheavy insulated gloves 1 pairinsulating garment made of Windstopper or Primaloft (3rd layer)mountaineering/glacier sunglassesdown 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?
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If the request is not accepted you will not be charged
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