Join internationally-qualified guide Herbert on a 2-day course for avalanche training around the beautiful Swiss town of Zermatt.
Learn the fundamentals of avalanches to safely explore the mountainside.
Understand how to judge the dangers, how to plan descents, and much more.
Enjoy the stunning scenery around the famed town of Zermatt.
Learn the fundamentals of avalanche training on a 2-day course in the stunning town of Zermatt. And gain skills and confidence to explore the mountainside.
Free-riding, extreme skiing and off-piste skiing are all becoming more popular year by year as better gear has improved the technical ability to tackle the mountainside. This in addition to more efficient transportation has resulted in more skiers and snowboarders taking wilder adventures.
In able to fully master the off-piste deep snow, it is vital for a knowledge of avalanches in order to ride the slopes safely. Yet most off-piste skiers and free-riders are not from mountaineering backgrounds and generally lack a large amount of mountaineering skills. This is the hole that this course will fill in.
This 2-day course will cover all the necessary basics including how to plan tours and descents, how to judge the dangers of avalanches and how to deal with them, and how to take correct decisions when under pressure, as well as in critical situations. In addition, learn how to move on glaciers and what to do when unexpected events occur.
My approach is to emphasis practical work outdoors, rather than spending time talking about big theories.
In order to be able to enter the course, potential participants are required to have experience in skiing in unprepared terrain, as well as having basic mountaineering skills.
Get in touch now to reserve your place on this 2-day course that covers avalanche training, set in the stunning landscape around the Swiss town of Zermatt.
I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.
In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.
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Group of 1
|CHF 1382 each|
Group of 2
|CHF 640 each|
Group of 3
|CHF 464 each|
Group of 4
|CHF 372 each|
Group of 5
|CHF 320 each|
Group of 6
|CHF 279 each|
Group of 7
|CHF 217 each|
Group of 8
|CHF 207 each|
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• This is the price for a group course (minimum of 4 participants).
We were group of 3 with Herbert to the Monte Rosa drop off location. Our group has done lots of heli-skiing, cat skiing, and hiked routes. What we look for in guides is 1) safety 2) matching route to technical ability 3) advice in complex sections 4) having a personality and making the day fun. On safety: Herbert did a good safety briefing and told us where to position ourselves relative to his tracks, that was the extent of his safety. One of our group members fell part-way into a crevasse and was dangling on the ice wall, and he leisurely pulled out his rope to throw it down even after being told there was a very far drop. He routinely skiied out-of-sight of the entire group even in more dangerous sections. If someone had fallen through again, there was no rescuing them as he was the only one with the safety gear. On matching the route the technical ability of the group he did fine, the only part that was an issue was the very long flat ski out (he warned us about this, so we knew it ahead of time, I wouldn\'t do this route again because of this). On advice/tips for complex routes, he had nothing to offer, and was annoyed when you asked him questions, the only thing he said was \"lean forward on your skiis\", and didn\'t try to help anyone who had challenges. On the last part, personality, this was the worst. He was extremely annoyed that he had to help the person out of the crevasse, and even more annoyed that a snowboarder in our group was slower in the flat section. He complained to other ski guides that passed by that he was late for his lunch. When we stopped to break and took pictures he asked us to stop wasting time with taking our phones out. When we asked him if we should bring water (for a 5 hour ski) he said it\'s no necessary, which was crazy. Overall, it really put a damper on the entire experience, we spent a lot of money and came from Canada to experience this, and he nearly ruined it. He\'s a really good technical skiier, but has no patience nor does he put an ounce of effort in to making it fun or making people feel safe.
My wife and I had an incredible day with Herbert in Zermatt. Our guide did an excellent job of adjusting the skiing to fit our ability. Would not hesitate to highly recommend Herbert.....thank you for an epic memory.