Safe ascent and descent with snowshoes in moderate terrain! For members with summer mountain fitness who are new to snowshoeing. You receive instructions for the use of the equipment: safe ascending and descending with snowshoes, avalanche awareness and transceiver work, as well as search and rescue techniques.
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 at Austria, welcome to the accommodation in Tyrol After dinner: preview of the activities for the week.
DAY 2: Introduction to standard equipment for snowshoeing. Training tour - technique for walking uphill, learning about slope angle and snow types, how to use avalanche emergency equipment: transceiver search, probing, shovel strategy. Planning for the next day.
DAY 3 - 5: Training snowshoe tours. Exercises on tour: avalanche bulletin, how to find the best track uphill and the best run downhill, standards in ascent and descent, avalanche rescue scenario (transceiver search, pin point, shovel strategy), forms and nature of terrain, orientation and weather observation. Planning for the next day.
DAY 6:Final snowshoe tour to a low summit. After dinner: reflections on the week.
DAY 7:Farewell after breakfast
In the evenings there will be theoretical units on how to plan a snowshoe tour and on safety issues: avalanche awareness based on the AV strategy Stop or Go and alpine weather.
All about snowshoe equipment How to use avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe) Orientation with map, alpine weather Avalanche awareness and avoidance Stop or go strategy Avalanche emergency and first aid Route choice How to plan a snowshoe tour Improvement of snowshoe technique in various snow conditions Daily pre tour risk assessment & daily post tour evening debrief
18 years of age. Free from mental and physical handicap. Fitness to hike 500 meters in altitude with your backpack (about 6 kg)
Services Included: Accommodation in 3* Almis Berghotel in Obernberg (holiday flat with several seperate rooms) Halfboard (breakfast and dinner) Snack and Tea for the hiking days Snowshoe Rental English speaking instructor from the Bergsteigerschule Alpenverein Edelweiss
Services not included: International flights Additional meals and beverages Personal expenses Travel insurance Equipment rental
*We can do also the flight bookings and car rentals for you!
€ 1.135,00 Preis für ÖAV-Mitglieder
€ 1.220,00 Preis für Nichtmitglieder
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