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BECOME A MOUNTAINEER

BECOME A MOUNTAINEER

COURMAYEUR MONT BLANC From 01/07/2018 to 30/09/2018

rates start from € 390.00

3 DAYS OF CAMP TO DISCOVER THE ALPINIST THAT IS IN YOU.

The camp requires the presence of  4 participants.
The indicated price is per person.
The activity is to be booked 7 days in advance of the chosen date.


For mountain enthusiasts of all ages, who have the hidden dream of wanting to take their first steps on ice and rock. To acquire the sufficient knowledge to autonomously make easy hikes and ascents in the high mountains.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • The nodes used in mountaineering (theoretical / practical)
  • Progression on rock: climbing up and down, didactics of movements, usage of technical shoes, identification of the route
  • Rock climbing roped progression technique
  • Technique of classical and modern progression on ice: ascent - descent - traverses
  • Aid on ice: the basic maneuvers of crevass recovery
  • Rope progression technique on glacier - Risk management on the rope



The meeting with the Alpine Guide will take place in the Hotel the evening before the start of the Camp, or at the Courmayeur Ski & Snowboard School on the morning of the first day.

PROGRAM
  • Day 1:
Climbing
Your Alpine Guide, will choose between natural rock gyms in Courmayeur, Val Ferret, Val Veny and Morgex.
09.00 / 16.00 Rock gym. Teaching of different rock progression techniques.

  • Day 2:
08.30 Meeting  at Courmayeur Ski & Snowboard School and technical material check. Ascent to Helbronner Peak with the SkyWay cable car. After the inevitable photographs on the panoramic terrace, the beginning of the teaching activity will take place.
09.00 / 16.00 Ice gym. Teaching of the different techniques of progression on ice.

  • Day 3:
07.30 Meeting at the Skyway Mont Blanc cableway. 
08.30 / 16.00 Ascension to Aiguille du Toula Peak at 3538mt along the normal route from the east side. Return to Courmayeur in the afternoon.

Every day your Alpine Guide will choose the most suitable place where to do the activity according to your technical level, weather conditions, and will also check the suitability of the material necessary to face the day if you have it.

EQUIPMENT
Clothing and useful things to have:
Adopt the principle of 'multilayers'.
Place a breathable garment directly on the skin that leads perspiration to the outside.
Following a thermal garment.
Lastly a "shell coat" as a protection against wind and rain.

Specifically:
  • high mountain sunglasses 
  • sunscreen spf 50 and cocoa butter
  • hat
  • buff
  • high mountain gloves
  • breathable T-shirt
  • fibre Turtleneck 
  • sweater in windstopper or fleece
  • waterproof jacket (ex: Gore-tex, pac-lite, conduit ...)
  • quilted jacket
  • mountain trousers in shoeller
  • mountain socks
  • leggings
  • spare t-shirt
  • tights
  • a pair go spare mountain socks
  • ski mask
  • spare light gloves
  • small personal pharmacy (elasto, compeed, aspirin, high protection sunscreen)
  • camera
  • 1 lt bottle or Thermos
  • peaked cap

IN THE  30/40 LT BACKPACK
Technical equipment:
  • harness
  • maximum 60cm ice ax 
  • classic crampons with anti-rattle
  • high mountain boots
  • climbing shoes
  • helmet
Furthermore:
  • a water bottle or a 1 lt bottle of water
  • patches for blisters
  • documents
  • money for personal expenses
  • camera 
  • food for the day

Included in the price:
one Mountain Guide every 4 people
necessary mountaineering equipment 
transport to and from Hotel / Ski School (if in the Courmayeur area)

Not included in the price:
technical clothing
the cost of SkyWay premises on day 2 and 3
board and lodging for the entire camp
the equipment: € 20 per person per day while stocks last
any transfers, lifts and night in the Guide shelter are at the expense of the participants
everything that has not been specified
transfer to and from Hotel / Ski School (if outside the Courmayeur area)
request information

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