avalanche training for ice climbers

avalanche training

avalanche training for ice climbers

Due to the global warming of the past years and decades, the icefalls at higher altitudes are becoming more and more interesting for ice climbers. Everything at an altitude of 1000m or less has an ever shorter climbing window. However, at an altitude of 2000m above sea level, climbing is possible more or less all winter long. This changes route planning significantly, as the risk potential is now multiplied. The access basically has to be planned like a ski tour, the funnel and the ditch of the icefall have to be assessed separately, the choice of the suitable "backbag drop", is the avalanche beacon now switched off or taken along? With the help of the avalanche report, the predicted and prevailing weather, the local conditions, avalanche strategies and a good portion of gut feeling, we finally come to a decision.

 

In this avalanche training for ice climbers we try to face such decisions and work out situations together.

 

If the dates given by us are not possible, we can of course offer the same programme on other dates!

  • general repetition - ice climbing and multi-pitch climbing
  • avalanche victim search of one and more buried victims
  • interpreting an avalanche report for ice climbing correctly
  • working with maps
  • snow know-how (snow profile, EC test,...)
  • application of different avalanche strategies
  • correct recognition of local conditions and circumstances

Relation

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Difficulty

Minimum Price

440,00 €

Dates

Program

day 1

  • meeting point in the Matrei Tauernhaus at 8:30 am
  • check of equipment and discussion of course goals
  • short instruction
  • driving to and approaching a short icefall in East Tyrol
  • practical training with avalanche beacon during approach
  • see, identify and decide
  • climbing the icefall
  • instruction

day 2

  • meeting point in the Matrei Tauernhaus at 8:30 am
  • driving to and approach to a longer multi-pitch icefall in East Tyrol
  • instruction on snow, snow profile, tests during the ascent
  • climbing the multi-pitch icefall

location / meeting point / how to get there


The Level 1 - Climbing Course takes place in the Ice Park East Tyrol (if otherwise it will be announced at registration). Meeting point is the Matrei Tauernhaus.

In order to keep the prices manageable, the individual course participants are responsible for the journey to the destination and necessary drives during the course. On top of that, it allows you to be flexible and to undertake further activities, such as ski tours in East Tyrol.

    sleeping / food

    Accommodation and food are not included in the price. However, in addition to the ideal base for the East Tyrolean Ice Park, the Matrei Tauernhaus, there are plenty of accommodation options in Matrei or other places in East Tyrol. We recommend you book the accommodation early enough, as especially in the high season (Christmas, February - March), places are often fully booked.

     

    The tourist information office Matrei in East Tyrol is at your disposal for further information.

    www.matreiosttirol.com/service/oeffnungszeiten/

    Lastly, do not forget a snack (e.g. sweets, power bars, etc.) and liquid for the day. We recommend to bring warm drinks in a thermos.

     

    You can reach the The Ice Park East Tyrol and the Matrei Tauernhaus in:

    • 30 min. from Lienz (35 km)
    • 50 min. from Kitzbühel (55 km)
    • 50 min. from Zell am See (50 km)
    • 1.5 h from Spittal an der Drau (110 km)
    • 2 h from Salzburg (150 km)
    • 2 h from Innsbruck (145 km)
    • 2.5 h from Munich / Germany (180 km)
    • 3.5 h from Graz (320 km)
    • 4 h from Nuremberg / Germany (450 km)
    • 4.5 h from Vienna (445 km)

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    apparel and equipment list

    Technical material is NOT included in the price (10€/person/day)

    Since we do not climb constantly, there can be "standing times" in cold temperatures, so make sure to bring along enough warm clothes - one cools down quite quickly!

    We recommend you bring light clothing of varying thickness to achieve an "onion system" for greater comfort. Cotton is not suitable as it quickly becomes cold upon getting wet. Skiing apparel, however, works well. Our recommendation: warm merino underwear and a fast warming down jacket.

    We recommend:

    • long underwear (bottom and top), synthetic, merino or wool
    • warm pants (lined or fleece)
    • warm fleece or long sleeve shirt (not cotton)
    • lined jacket or vest, preferably down jacket
    • waterproof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex or nylon)
    • waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or nylon)
    • socks (merino or ski socks)
    • woolen cap or lined cap that protects your ears and fits under a helmet
    • waterproof climbing gloves (2 pairs)
    • solid mountain boots (in exceptional cases ski boots are also possible)
    • gaiters if necessary
    • Buff (neck protection)
    • a minimum 25 litre backpack (space for clothing, snacks, drinks, climbing equipment)
    • sun protection (glasses and cream)
    • thermos or water bottle (already full!!!!)
    • camera
    • personal medicine

    If you want to take your own technical material with you: (otherwise rental equipment included in the price)

    • crampons: must fit the shoes and be easily adjustable, with vertical front teeth
    • climbing harness: always with adjustable leg loops
    • climbing helmet
    • ice axe: steep ice axe
    • screw carabines
    • backup device: reverso, ATC or similar

    details & insurance

    INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

    •     guidance and instruction by state-certified mountain and ski guides
    •     group equipment (ropes, ice screws, etc.)
    •     climbing harness, helmet, ice tools and crampons
    •     expenses of the mountain guide

    NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

    •     travel to East Tyrol
    •     accommodation costs before, during or after the courses
    •     travel and cancellation insurance
    •     personal climbing apparel
    •     tip

    REGISTRATION AND GTCs

    Registration in advance is required for this course. You can call our office or register by e-mail.

    All participants must read and sign our general terms and conditions.

    You may register online here:

     

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