Family courses climbing / via ferrata Alpspitze

2 days, 8 participants, for parents with children 10 years and older
    Family courses climbing/via ferrata Alpspitze
    Family courses climbing/via ferrata Alpspitze
    Family courses climbing/via ferrata Alpspitze
    Family courses climbing/via ferrata Alpspitze

Climbing or via ferrata - A special pleasure for the whole family

The aim of the courses is the joint learning (of parents and children) of the various climbing and belaying techniques. The selected course area is especially adapted to the specific requirements and allows practicing and training with a lot of fun and playful success.
With the Climbing courses the emphasis in toprope and lead climbing is on the best secured routes with the corresponding comprehensive safety techniques for children and parents.
With the Via ferrata courses you will learn how to use the via ferrata sets, improve your kicking and grip technique and also everything else that is necessary to climb via ferrata together.
The family courses are for Fathers/mothers with their sons/daughters at least 10 years old suitable. 

Program and schedule

Tour schedule
Christof's recommendation
  • Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualifications
  • 1 x overnight stay at AV hut
  • 1 x breakfast buffet
  • 1 x multi-course evening meal (vegetarian or vegan on request, please note when booking)
  • Edelrid rental equipment with helmet, climbing harness, carabiners, safety equipment, rope or via ferrata set 
  • Online training
  • Course documents

Additional costs

  • Lift costs
  • Snacks, drinks
  • Arrival

Course content climbing course: Equipment know how for the appropriate belay technique, rappelling, self and companion belaying, improvement of personal climbing technique, top rope and lead climbing training, belay station construction, first aid, retreat technique, alpine hazards.
Course content via ferrata course: Equipment know-how for via ferrata, roping up, self and companion safety, climbing via ferrata in ascent and descent with children, first aid, retreat technique, alpine dangers.

Daily rateMeeting point, ascent with the Alpspitz cable car, short descent to the practice area, introduction to climbing and belaying techniques, independent climbing on the routes in the climbing garden or on the practice via ferrata.

Weekend course
1st day:
Meeting point, ascent with the Alpspitz cable car, short descent to the practice area, introduction to climbing and belaying techniques, independent climbing in the routes in the climbing garden, or climbing via ferrata, followed by descent to the DAV Kreuzeckhaus.
2nd day: Ascent to the climbing garden or via ferrata, climbing several routes in the top rope, first attempts at lead climbing, abseiling or independent climbing on the via ferrata, additional safety techniques


Note on program changes: 

All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out in accordance with the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified specialists (e.g. mountain and ski guides, mountain hiking guides, etc.). The provisional tour program may be adjusted for safety-related reasons, such as bad weather, dangerous conditions, unforeseen natural events or inadequate conditions of the participants. The final program will be decided by the guide on site.

  • No prerequisites in via ferrata or climbing required,
  • However, all participants should be fit for up to 2 h ascent and a total of 5 h hiking 
  • Desire to move.

"Our courses take into account the different needs and requirements of children and parents. The aim of the courses is to master the specific belaying and climbing techniques so that your family can enjoy climbing the appropriate routes and tours."

Christof Schellhammer
State certified mountain and ski guide
Father of three children
Mountain School Director


Meeting point on the 1st day of the course at 08:30 am at the valley station of the Kreuzeckbahn)

Alpine club hut Kreuzeckhaus in a fantastic panoramic location

2 days

Arrival by public transport recommended

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