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. Is a regular ski resort skier that occasionally goes off-piste. Black runs are not a problem for its level.
  • 2 = Starter. Has experienced ski touring, climbing with skins (skinning). Is familiar with all the ski touring gear. Capable of uphill kick turning on not very steep terrain. Knows how to place and use ski crampons. Ski climbs safely through all kinds of snows on a trace. Skies down efficiently on ungroomed terrain, even on steep but wide slopes.
  • 3 = Intermediate. Regular touring skier,  . Trained on the basic techniques of skinning and uphill kick turn. Can change directions on slopes of 35º. Able to place ski crampons and crampons in an autonomous way. Skies down effectively on all kinds of ungroomed terrain and steepness.
  • 4 = Advanced. Masters the technique of skinning on slopes up to 40º - 45º. Moves safely with skins on steep and icy slopes. Basic knowledge of mountaineering, use of crampons and ice axe as well as rope work. Skies down safely on every snow condition and steepness.
  • 5 = Very advanced. Extensive experience in touring and mountaineering ski. Moves effectively changing direction on all kind of terrain, even on exposed places. Very good skier on every snow condition and steep terrain, as well as in exposed passages. Goes frequently on one-day or multi-day ski tours, spending the nights in huts. Familiar using the ice axe and crampons on all types of mountain domain. Knowledge and training on rope work, protection and self-arrest.
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    FITNESS level

  • 1 = Able to ascend 600 meters of elevation gain skinning for 3 hours carrying a light backpack of about 5 kg.
  • 2 = Able to ski tour for 4 or 5 hours overcoming 800 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 5 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
  • 3 = Able to accomplish 5 to 7 hours routes and 1000 meters elevation gain with a backpack of about 7 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
  • 4 = Able to succeed on alpine routes of up to 8 hours and 1200 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 8 kg at a 400 meters an hour pace.
  • 5 = Able to carry out alpine routes of more than 8 hours long and between 1500 and 2000 meters elevation gain with a 10 kg backpack at a 400 meters an hour pace.

Next Dates :

March-April 2021

Description

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
4
TECHNICAL
4

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