Safe ascent and descent with snowshoes in more difficult terrain! For members with summer mountain fitness who have already done the "snowshoeing basic course" or at least have snowshoe experience. You receive instructions in the use of the equipment, safe ascending and descending with snowshoes in more difficult terrain, avalanche awareness and transceiver work, as well as search and rescue techniques and to plan independent snowshoe tours.
The following is a typical schedule with the guide fine tuning the plan according to the prevailing weather conditions and the experience of the group:
DAY 1: Arrive in Austria, welcome to the accommodation in Salzkammergut. After dinner: preview of the activities for the week.
DAY 2: Introduction to standard equipment for snowshoeing. Training tour refreshing technique for walking uphill, downhill, traverse, learning about elements of the avalanche status report (LLB) and its interpretation, repeating the use of avalanche emergency equipment, navigation on tour (map). Reflections on the day.
DAY 3 - 5: Training snowshoe tours encouraging independent decision-finding and implementation on tour including planning, estimation of the terrain, lane setting, navigation with map, outdoor watch with compass and altimeter, smartphone with "Alpenvereinaktiv.com"-App. Stop or go and emergency avalanche on tour (current evaluation and exercises, group searching, simple and complex searching scenarios, multiple burying). Improving shovel technique, first aid, emergency call, bivouac sack, improving walking technique, specially downhill (sliding and running). Group dynamics in the mountain. Reflections on the day.
DAY 6: Final snowshoe tour. Reflections on the day.
DAY 7: Farewell after breakfast
In the evenings there will be theoretical units on safety issues: weather, Stop or Go, emergency avalanche, navigation, Alpenvereinaktiv.com-App.
Photocredit: Andreas Roebl
How to use avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe) Expanding orientation with map, alpine weather Avalanche awareness and avoidance Stop or go strategy Avalanche emergency and first aid Route choice and finding How to plan a snowshoe tour Improvement if snowshoe technique in various snow conditions
18 years of age. Free from mental and physical handicap. Fitness to hike 800 meters in altitude with your backpack (about 6 kg). Completion of the Basic Snowshoe Training or corresponding knowledge
Services Included: Accommodation in Lodge Krippenstein (4-bed rooms) and Simonyhütte (dormitory) Halfboard (breakfast and dinner) English speaking instructor from the Bergsteigerschule Alpenverein Edelweiss
Services not included: international flights additional meals and beverages personal expenses cable cars or chairlifts travel insurance equipment rental
*we can do also the flight bookings and car rentals for you!
€ 1.165,00 Preis für ÖAV-Mitglieder
€ 1.255,00 Preis für Nichtmitglieder
€ 100,00 Kleingruppenzuschlag
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