Fit on the glacier and on high altitude tours
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
- 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
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
Change of program:
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 mountain guides. Adjustments to the proven tour program are possible for safety-related reasons such as bad weather, dangerous conditions or insufficient conditions of the participants. The decision on the final program is made by the mountain 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."
State-certified army mountain guide
since 2010 with VIVALPIN
Iceclimbing Camp with Simon Gietl
Simon Gielt invites you. To the place where he learned and trained ice and mixed climbing. Simon knows the most difficult ice routes of the Dolomites and the Alps, he has a huge wealth of experience in steep ice, but he is also a gifted mountain guide and coach (see also Climbing with the Rockstar on our blog). The Vivalpin Iceclimbing Camp
Private mountain guide:in
Want a dream tour? We will gladly organize an optimally qualified guide for you and your friends, family or company. Over 80 mountain guides are looking forward to your dream tour. They have made their hobby their profession and will accompany you with great commitment after meticulous preparation. There are almost no limits: From
Mont Blanc with preparation
The ascent of the highest mountain in the Alps at 4,807m is not only a special experience, but requires a fair amount of fitness, mastery of crampon technique and perfect tactics to take advantage of a good weather window for the summit day well acclimatized. The three normal routes are also subject to strong changes due to climate change, which we take into account in the tour planning.
Ötztal Alps Crossing
The Ötztal Alps are a high-altitude touring region in a class of its own. The most beautiful and highest three-thousand-meter peaks of the Ötztal can be perfectly combined on technically relatively easy ascents during this touring week. The absolute highlight is the ascent of the highest Tyrolean peak, the 3,774m high Wildspitze.
Four-thousand-metre peaks in the Valais (spaghetti round)
The "Spaghettirunde" with up to 10 four-thousand-meter peaks is one of the most beautiful and popular ridge and four-thousand-meter tours in the Alps. The climbs are technically considered relatively easy, but you should still bring high altitude touring experience and especially a very good condition for up to 10h mountaineering.
The lightest 4000
Breithorn (4,165m), Strahlhorn (4,190m), Allalinhorn (4,027m), Bishorn (4,153m) and Alphubel (4,206m) are considered technically easy four-thousanders. Nevertheless, the normal routes are anything but boring "glacier hikers". The panorama from the individual peaks is simply phenomenal and a fair reward for the efforts.
Wildspitze (3.774 m) high tour course
Learning by doing is the motto of the high altitude course with summit ascent Wildspitze (3.774m). Your professional guide will train you intensively for independent high altitude tours and summit ascents. With high-quality EDELRID test equipment!
Großglockner (3.798 m) high tour course
The Großglockner, the highest peak in Austria, offers everything that makes a real high altitude tour. Before the ascent to the summit, your mountain and ski guide will train with you the basics for easy and medium-difficulty high-altitude tours.