Fit on the glacier and on high altitude tours

3 days, 8 participants, intensive training for independent high altitude tours
    Fit on the glacier and on high altitude tours
    Fit on the glacier and on high altitude tours
    Fit on the glacier and on high altitude tours

Learn mountaineering

Prusik, spoc, loose roll, dead man, Swiss pulley - you should know and be able to do all of these if you want to ski independently on glaciers and on alpine tours. The course area directly in front of the Braunschweiger Hütte (2,759 m) is ideal for this. The Karlesferner is a true Eldorado for any interested mountaineer. And since the best way to learn how to climb glaciers is on real tours, one of the surrounding peaks, such as the left Fernerkogel (3,278 m), is also on the program.

Your mountain and ski guide will train with you the basics for easy and moderate alpine tours. This includes the elementary crampon and belay technique, but also suitable tour planning as well as rescue techniques and crevasse rescue. The Braunschweiger Hütte awaits you as a base for this alpine touring course. 

Program and schedule

Tour schedule
Sepp's recommendation
  • State certified mountain guide:in
  • 2x overnight stay at the Braunschweiger hut
  • 2x rich breakfast
  • 2x multi-course dinner menu
  • Edelrid mountaineering equipment with crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing harness
  • Online training (1 h)
  • Course documents

Additional costs

  • Snacks, drinks
  • Arrival, possibly parking fee

Course content:
Equipment know how for high altitude tours, roping up, self and companion safety on high altitude tours, crevasse rescue, glacier training, walking with crampons, use of ice tools, first aid, alpine dangers.

Day 1Meeting point at the parking lot of the Pitztal Glacier Express, equipment check, ascent to the Braunschweiger Hütte (2,759 m), knot tying, preparation for crevasse rescue and tour planning, theory

Day 2-3Learning by doing: glacier, equipment & meteorology, tour planning & risk management, objective and subjective dangers, summit ascent


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.

  • Stamina for up to 4 h ascent
  • Surefootedness and head for heights
  • Basic knowledge of rope technique and knot tying
  • Basic mountain experience

"For high altitude tours, experience is the key to success. That's why I try to share as much of my personal experience as possible with my guests on the high altitude touring courses.
Because it's not just about learning techniques, it's very much about correctly assessing the different situations on glaciers and in the high mountains."

Sepp Hümmer
State-certified army mountain guide
since 2010 with VIVALPIN

TN 6 - 8

Meeting point at 08:30 am at the parking lot of the Pitztal Glacier Express

The base is the Braunschweiger Hütte

3 days

Public transport only recommended to a limited extent

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