Achensee Snowshoeing Camp

04.03.2023
5.0
2 days

During the snowshoeing camp the participants are taught the basics for more safety in the terrain. Participants learn everything about snowshoeing, adequate preparation, the right equipment, appropriate behaviour and the recognition of potential danger spots.

Description

PROGRAMME


Saturday, 04 March 2023

  • 09.00 meeting in the hotel
  • Round of introductions
  • Distribution of equipment and group assignment
  • Venturing out into the open terrain
  • Methods how to assess the risk of avalanche, behaviour during the tour and hands-on practice with emergency equipment (avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe)
  • Theory session: equipment, snow and avalanche awareness, interpretation of the avalanche bulletin, basics of modern risk management and application of assessment methods
  • Group dinner together with the mountain guides
  • Evening lecture: materials, alpine dangers and how to deal with avalanches

Sunday, 05 March 2023

  • 08.00 Group breakfast
  • Planning the tour 
  • Reading and interpreting the current avalanche bulletin
  • Snowshoeing tour: practice your skills, especially behaviour in open terrain
  • Convivial gathering to round off the course

Participants will receive the detailed schedule and packing list by email before the camp. The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions. The programme is subject to change based on weather conditions.

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Included

1 overnight stay at the 3*** Hotel Bergland in Pertisau incl. half board and small wellness offer, 2 days course with state-certified mountain and ski guides, theory on equipment, snow types, avalanche awareness, information and tips on tour planning, basics of modern risk management, guided group tour, rental equipment: snowshoes, telescopic poles, Ortovox avalanche transceiver, shovel & probe

Not Included

Provisions (snacks, drinks) during the tours, cost for meals/drinks at mountain huts, drinks at the hotel

Bring along

Equipment (winter hiking boots, 30 litre backpack, snowshoes & telescopic poles with basket), appropriate clothing (weather appropriate clothes, insulation jacket, functional underwear, cap, gloves, spare clothes, sun glasses, sunscreen), Emergency

Participants
The camp takes place with a minimum number of 6 participants.
Requirements
  • have the physical condition for 200 hm/hour
  • be able to walk safely on red hiking trails in summer
Important information

The programme is subject to change based on weather conditions. Every participant must agree to the following conditions – Liability exclusion and the Austrian General Terms and Conditions for the Hotel Industry.

The event will be carried out in compliance with the current COVID-19 measures. More information on our website achensee.com

Venue

Address
Naturparkstrasse 11, Pertisau, Österreich
Offered by
Tourismusverband Achensee
Location name / meeting point
Hotel Bergland

Booking

from 265,— €