ÖTZTAL ALPS MOUNTAINEERING SKI

Day 1 :

Trip to Sölden. Meeting the group around 19h00 to finalise the details of the week.

 

Day 2 :

Obergurgl (1910m) - Eiskogeler (3228m) - Langtalerekhütte (2438m)

Duration: 6h

Elevation gain/loss: + 1310m / - 800m

 

Day 3 :

Langtalerekhütte (2438m) - Schalfkogeljoch (3375m) - Martin Busch Hutte (2501m)

Duration: 7h

Elevation gain/loss: + 1320m / - 1250m

 

Day 4:

Martin Busch Hutte (2501m) - Similaun (3606m) - Similaumhütte (3017m)

Duration: 5h

Elevation gain/loss: + 1085m / - 570m

 

Day 5:

Similaumhütte (3017m) - Fineil Spitze (3418m) - Hochjoch Hütte (2412m)

Duration: 5h

Elevation gain/loss: + 660m / - 1260m

 

Day 6:

Hochjoch Hütte (2412m) - Fluchtkogel (3500m) - Vernagt Hütte (2755m)

Duration: 6h

Elevation gain/loss: + 1110m / - 760m

 

Day 7:

Vernaghutte (2755m) - Wildspitze (3770m) - Vent (1896m) - Transfer to Sölden

Duration: 7h

Elevation gain/loss: + 1070m / - 1930m

Included:

  • UIAGM/AEGM Mountain Guide services.
  • Personal advises prior the trip.
  • Safety equipment for the whole group.
  • Reservations management services.
  • First and last night breakfast and hotel accommodation.
  • Half-board hut accommodation during the route.

 

Not included:

  • Travelling to Sölden.
  • Transfers and/or cable cars.
  • Snacks and beverages during the stages.
  • First and last night dinners.
  • Members and guides extra expenses due to unexpected program variations.

 

Additional information:

  • Each group member taking part in the ski route is required to possess an at date license issued by the Mountaineering Federation valid in the Alps.
  • Ski touring is an extraordinary pass time but it involves risks. Each member of this journey takes full responsibility of what could happen.
  • The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on weather and snow conditions, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.
  • Touring skis (adjusted bindings)
  • Touring ski boots
  • Telescopic ski poles
  • Skins
  • Wax for limiting the snow to build up under the skis
  • Ski crampons

 

  • Anti snow plate crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet

 

  • Backpack 40l max.
  • Headlight + batteries
  • Light harness

 

  • Dyneema ring 120cm
  • Ice screw
  • Two screw-lock carabiners

 

  • Snow shovel
  • Probe 240cm
  • Transceiver (batteries in charge)

 

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream 50+
  • Lip balm 50+
  • Cap
  • Goggles
  • Thin ski gloves
  • Thick ski gloves
  • Spare gloves
  • Medium thickness socks + spare
  • Buff
  • Hat

 

  • Touring ski pants
  • Thermal underpants
  • Gore-Tex ski pants
  • Gore-tex ski jacket
  • Fleece
  • Primaloft
  • Thermal undershirt + spare

 

  • Snacks (sandwich, dry nuts, cereal bars ..)
  • Water bottle 1.5l or Camelback bag

 

  • Silk sleeping bag (optional)

 

  • Mobile phone
  • ID
  • Cash (provide foreign currency)
  • Mountaineering federation license valid for the Alps.
  • Abroad Health insurance
  • Camera
  • Chargers

For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

 

Ski touring & Freeride

 

  • Technical Level
  •  

  • 1 - Beginner. Never ski toured before. Frequent skier that goes off-piste not very often. Never used skins before.
  • 2 - Intermediate. Ski tours occasionally (5 to 10 days a year). Know the basics using skins, correct kick turn on slopes up to 35º. Capable of placing ski crampons without any help. Be able to ascend through all kinds of snow following a trace. Skis efficiently on all kinds of snows.
  • 3 - High. Big expertise in all types of ascents with skis. Knows and masters several climbing techniques with skins, kick-turn both back and to the valley. Can go easily forward skating. Ski tours quite often (more than 15 days a year). Familiarized with the use of ice axes and crampons in different terrains. Be able to use ropes for belaying. Has been in high routes in the Alps. Training in self-rescue.
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  • Fitness Level
  •  

  • 1 - Being able to walk in the mountains for 3 to 4 hours gaining 800 meters of altitude with a lightweight backpack of about 5 kg.
  • 2 - Walk along itineraries in the mountains for 4 to 6 hours gaining 1000 meters of altitude with an 8 kg backpack.
  • 3 - able to make mountain itineraries for more than 8 hours and ascending 1500 meters or more, loaded with a backpack of 10 kg.

Next Dates :

March-April 2020

Descripción:

The Ötztal mountain range is located in the Central Eastern Alps. It expands on North and South Tyrolean territory: the valleys of Kaunertal, Pitztal and Ötztal, on the Austrian side, and Val Venosta on the Italian side (Province of Südtirol). They are characterized by their considerable spread and thanks to the fact that we find among their mountains a large number of alpine huts built in the 19th centuries, it is possible to tour this grandiose massif. The region also includes the extremely well-known Austrian ski resort of great tradition: Sölden.

The summits of the Ötztal are a perfect stimulus for any experienced touring skier. The Weißkugel (3746m) or the emblematic Wildspitze (3774m) are the highest peaks in the area and will be among our goals during the program.

LEVELS :

FITNESS
3
TECHNICAL
3

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