The Granatspitzgruppe, located in the Hohen Tauern in Salzburg, are the perfect place for advanced Skitouring lovers. This course prepares experienced ski tourers to attempt more difficult ski tours independently. You learn how to plan tours with the background of modern avalanche awareness and mountain 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: Meeting at the railway-station in Uttendorf in Pinzgau at 14:00. There will be a free shuttle to the Enzinger Boden (1480 m), the valley station of the gondola Weißensee to the Mountain Resort Rudolfshütte at 2315 m. After dinner: preview of the activities for the week.
DAY 2: Introduction to the equipment. Training tour refreshing technique for walking uphill, downhill, traverse, switchback, 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 ski tours encouraging independent decision-making on tour including planning, estimation of the terrain, lane setting, navigation with map and/or outdoor watch, compass and altimeter, smartphone with alpenvereinaktiv.com app. Stop or go and emergency avalanche procedures on tour (current evaluation and exercises, group searching, simple and complex searching scenarios, multiple burying). Improving shovel technique, first aid, emergency call (e.g. mountain rescue), bivouac sack, improving skiing technique, group dynamics in the mountain. Reflections on the day.
DAY 6: Final ski tour. Reflections on the day.
DAY 7: Farewell after breakfast and ski down to Enzinger Boden (1480 m/45 min.)
In the evenings there will be theoretical units on safety issues: weather, Stop or Go, emergency avalanche procedures, navigation, alpenvereinaktiv.com app.
Photocredit: Berghotel Rudolfshütte
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
How to plan a ski tour
Improvement of ski 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 1000 meters in altitude with your backpack (about 6 kg).Ski confidently off piste on moderately steep slopes up to 35° (you can ski most snow types without falls, able to respond to the guide´s instructions).Walk uphill on skis at 400m / hour for 3 continuous hours and be capable of doing this for 4 consecutive days.Completion of the Basic Ski Touring Training or corresponding knowledge.
Max. Teilnehmer / Guide
Maximal 8 Teilnehmer*innen pro Guide.
Accommodation at Rudolfshütte in 4-bed rooms
Halfboard (breakfast and dinner)
Tickets for Cable Car Weissseebahn for 1,5 days
English speaking instructor from the Bergsteigerschule Alpenverein Edelweiss
Services not included:
Additional meals and beverages
Rental equipment (ski, sticks, skins, transceiver, probe, shovel, etc.)
Ski/Safety equipment can be rented directly at Rudolfshütte, early reservation highly recommended!
€ 1.675,00 Normalpreis
€ 1.555,00 Preis für ÖAV-Mitglieder
Bitte beachte unsere Teilnahmebedingungen (AGB) und die angeführten technischen und konditionellen Anforderungen.
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