ALPINISM LEVEL 1

Main goal:

  •  To learn the climbing techniques with the purpose of getting to winter ascend to mountains of PD difficulty in an autonomous and safe way.

 

Subject matter:

  • Get to know the equipment
  • Get to plan a day out climbing
  • Basic rope knots
  • Roped climbing
  • Anchoring and securing on snow
  • Abseils
  • Crampons progression on snow
  • Use of an ice axe
  • Self-arrest
  • Basic ideas on nivology
  • Procedure in case of avalanche
  • 35l. backpack
  • Cramponable mountaineering boots
  • Ice axe and anti-bott crampons
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Primaloft
  • Thermal t-shirt
  • Gore-Tex pants
  • Softshell pants
  • Thermal underpants
  • Buff
  • Hat
  • Gloves + spare gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream 50+
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Climbing landyard
  • Belaying device
  • 2 screw-locker carabiners
  • DVA, snow shovel and 240cm probe
  • Water and food
  • 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.

     

    Alpinism & Climbing

     

    • Technical Level
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    • 1 - None or very little experience in mountaineering. Use of crampons once or never. Big expertise in trekking. Able to walk on different terrains (snow or rock) with easy climbs. Ascents rank as "F".
    • 2 - Mid-experience in mountaineering. Frequent climbs using ice axes and crampons in steep terrain. Knowledge of using ropes for belaying. Progression in alpine glaciers. Moderate expertise in climbing and progression in ridges. Ascents rank as "PD".
    • 3 - High experience in mountaineering who has made alpine ascents and multi pitch trad climbs up to the IVth or Vth grades. Able to use self-protection tools (friends, stoppers, ice screws), install a belay, abseil. Also experienced in heights over 4000m. Practice mountaineering often. Use of crampons and ice axes on slopes of ice or snow of more than 50º. Ascent rank as "D".
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    • Fitness Level
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    • 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.

    Description:

    For the mountain lovers who already hike and want to take one step further in this world like facing different routes with greater demand, this is the ideal course!

    You will learn the techniques to start climbing peaks in winter where crampons and ice axes are necessary. With the learning process of this course you will have the possibility of climbing mountains where rope management is needed: edges, rock climbs, either summer or winter.

    There are endless possibilities out there waiting for you and you can explore them fearless after this training program.

    LEVELS :

    FITNESS
    2
    TECHNICAL
    1

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