HIGH ALTITUDE SKI TOURING

I am pleased to offer ski touring guidance and instruction for individuals or small private groups (4 – 6 people) tailor made for you or your group according to your needs and ability and can range from single days to a full 5 day week of tours.

These camps are ideal for these levels of ability, including individuals wanting to get the first experiences of ski touring, experienced skiers who wish to adventure into ski touring, or instructors who are preparing for off-piste exams.

The aim is to increase your mountain awareness and guide you safely in a manner appropriate to your ability for the conditions and slopes we are touring or skiing down. I will also give you tips to develop and improve your freeride/backcountry and touring skills and techniques.

What we will cover

Off slope touring
Map orientation/reading compass work.
Route decision making and planning accent and decent.
Mountain dangers and hazards – Objective and subjective hazards
Danger Patterns 1 – 10
Avalanche Problems
Reading and understanding an avalanche report bulletin
Strategy methods (STOP OR GO, SNOW CARD and the 3X3 FILTER METHOD)
Avalanche transceiver training and awareness
Snow stability tests CT, ECT, block test and the brake analysis

Pitztal Glacier High Altitude ski touring

Additionally, I am introducing high altitude glacier touring camps this coming spring April 2024. These camps are ideal for someone who is starting to get into high altitude glacier touring, and the camp will feature summitting challenging mountains, which will involve crossing glaciated terrain and rope work to make the final ascension to the peak, where you experience breathtaking views and the serenity of being on top of the world.

Our tours on high altitude glaciers are always guided in small groups with maximum 4 participants per ski guide, and there is a required list of equipment which listed in our notes below.

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Details of camp

Time of year

Days per week

Hours per day

8 - 12 April 2024

Monday - Friday

between 5 - 6

Cost

Group size

Accommodation

€630 per person

Max 4 in group

Pitztal Glacier hotel in valley

Time of year

8 - 12 April 2024

Days per week

Monday - Friday

Hours per day

Between 5 - 6 hours

Cost

€630 per person

Group size

Max 4 in group

Accommodation

Pitztal Glacier hotel in valley

I can advise on accommodation if you contact me directly toby@developyourskiing.com

Equipment required

Robust back pack 30L 35L with stable fastening/strap for skis and enough volume to accommodate your equipment for a day’s tour and avalanche transceiver, avalanche shovel and avalanche probe.

Light weight helmet preferably for climbing and skiing
Mountaineering harness
2 HMS carabiners
1 Stitched band loop 60 cm
1 carabiner with triple lock (Ball Lock)
Crampons

Level of skiing/Fitness

Experienced ski touring at lower altitude day tours
Experience skiing varied snow types.
Confident in varied weather conditions.
Confident skiing steep terrain off the marked slopes (15⁰ to 30⁰ max).
General physical and mental fitness
Self awareness

What we will cover

Glaciated cross and peak accent.
Craves rescue techniques individual and self-rescue.
Moving across glaciated terrain and rope discipline.
Basic climbing skills and anchor techniques
Map orientation/reading/baring/compass work.
Route decision making and planning accent and decent.
Mountain dangers and hazards – Objective and subjective hazards
Danger Patterns 1 – 10
Avalanche Problems
Reading and understanding an avalanche report bulletin
Strategy methods (STOP OR GO, SNOW CARD and the 3X3 FILTER METHOD)
Avalanche transceiver training and awareness
Snow stability tests CT, ECT, block test and the brake analysis

Daily program

Approximate Altitude covered each day between 600 – 1100 meters (dependent on weather and snow conditions).

Slope gradients approximately 15⁰ to 30⁰ max

Some of the peaks we will ascend during the week.

Wildspitz 3770 m
Rechter fernerkogel 3298 m
Linker fernerkogel 3278 m
Schuchtkogel 3472 m
Brochkogel 3479 m

If you have any questions you would like me to address, such as can the dates or programme be adjusted to meet your needs, please contact me and I will try my best to be of help.

We are glad that you want to ski with us.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Mobile: +43 664 102 9885

toby@developyourskiing.com

Personal / private one to one or small group coaching: Prices are for 1 person (each additional person €40 – max 6 people)

The below applies to all Camps – Personal / private one to one or small group coaching:
Payment is to be made in cash or by bank transfer

Develop your skiing– is not liable for damage, as long as the damage is not the result of wilful or grossly negligent behaviour on their behalf.

Accident and public liability insurance is the responsibility of the individual participants
Lift pass and ski equipment are not included in the fees.

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