Improvers Alpine Skills Training

Oberwalderhütte 2973 m

So. 28.07.2024 - Sa. 03.08.2024

Code: BSE24sk04
Training on Ice and Rock! The Oberwalderhütte - located in the Glockner Gruppe next to the Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria - is probably the best base to improve basic skills in rock climbing as well as various exercises on the glacier. Some important theoretical units will complete the content of this course!

Planned daily routine

The following is a typical schedule with the guide fine tuning the plan according to the prevalling weather conditions and the experience of the group:

DAY 1: Train ride from Salzburg central station to Zell am See train station, from there by local bus to Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße, the beginning of the mountain road up to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. From here take a taxi (mountain taxi) up to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe at 2.369 m, the meeting point with the guide. 3 hours ascent from here to the Oberwalderhütte 2.973 m. After dinner preview of acitivities of the whole week.

DAY 2: Refresh: crampon techniques and use of ice axe, incl. self arrest
climbing knots
glacier skills: roping up, moving and climbing on different slope angles
crevasse rescue
Planning the next day

DAY 3: Glacier training: anchors and running belays on snow and ice
Placing ice screws, deadman and choosing a good location
Climbing steep ice.
Planning the next day

DAY 4: Glacier training: putting it all together
Moving in a roped party
Group management
Decision-making and orientation
Planning the next day

DAY 5: Movement on rock: training for rock ridges
Improvement in climbing techniques,
Anchors and running belays incl. belaying techniques
Moving together and use of hand coils
Installing and climbing a fixed rope
Rescue management and first aid.
Planning the next day

DAY 6: Training for steep firn (snow) slopes and ice. After dinner: reflections on the week

DAY 7: Descent to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, farewell around 12 oclock

In the evenings there will be theoretical units on various topics like orientation, reading maps, alpine danger and alpine weather.

Equipment rental

Mountain equipment can be rented directly at the Oberwalderhütte, we do the reservation for you!

Climbing equipment (Harness, ice axe, crampons, helmet, 6 carabiners, 2 slings, 3 static cords, 1 ice screw): prices on request!

Fotocredit: Csaba Szepfalusi
Inspecting and caring for your gear and outdoor equipment
Use of crampons and ice axe, roll and plant technique
Roping up and travelling on glacier (ascent and descent)
Crevasse rescue techniques
Roping up and techniques for climbing
Belaying and moving on a ridge (ascent and descent)
Planning a tour, alpine dangers, alpine weather
Orientation with maps, Apps
Technology supported navigation with Outdooractive or Alpenvereinaktiv App
At least 18 years of age. Free from mental and physical handicap. Fitness to hike up 1.300 m in altitude with your backpack (about 8 kg). Ability level (Rockclimbing UIAA III and ice up to 45 degrees). Knots: overhand knot, clove hitch, munter hitch (Italien hitch), figure of 8, prusik. Basic knowledge of rope and belaying techniques. Basic knowledge of crevasse rescue techniques (team and self rescue).
Min. Teilnehmeranzahl
Max. Teilnehmeranzahl
Max. Teilnehmer / Guide
Maximal 6 Teilnehmer*innen pro Guide.
Grund der Absage
Services included:
6 overnights in Oberwalderhütte in a multiple bed-rooms / 1 double room available (+ 75)
Halfboard (breakfast and dinner)
Lunch package incl. tea for the training days
English speaking instructor from the Bergsteigerschule Alpenverein Edelweiss

Services not included:
Flights or railway to/from Munich or Salzburg
Transport to/from Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe
Additional meals and beverages
Personal expenses
Local Taxes (about 15)
Travel insurance
Climbing equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons, etc.)
€ 1.580,00   Normalpreis
€ 1.465,00   Preis für ÖAV-Mitglieder
Fr. 24.05.2024  

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Unsere Öffnungszeiten:
Mo. - Do. 09:00 - 14:00

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