Alps, 3 Day Advanced Ski Mountaineering Course

Master the art of ski mountaineering on this advanced level 3 day course on the peaks of the Alps with Enrico, an IFMGA certified guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     
    Ski Mountaineering in the Alps is one of the most thrilling things you can do in the range’s mighty peaks.

    On this amazing 3 day advanced level course, I will teach you the high level techniques that are crucial for successful ski mountaineering. And because this course takes place in the Alps, anywhere from France and Italy to Switzerland, you will get to put what you learn into immediate practice.

    There are a number of fantastic, and famous, ski spots to choose from on this adventure. Some examples of where we can go include the following.

    • Monte Rosa Massif
    • Mont Blanc Massif
    • Gran Paradiso
    • Piedmont

    Some of the main things we will cover during this 3 day course include how to plan multi-day ski mountaineering expeditions and how to venture on more complex and steeper terrain. You will also learn how to properly navigate with maps, compasses and GPS. Moreover, a big priority on this course will be safety and self-rescue, along with avalanche awareness. This is because the more intense and challenging the expedition, the more important safety becomes.

    Participants on this trip should have previous ski mountaineering experience. You should also have proper ski descent technique and be in good physical condition.

    It is my goal by the end of this course that you are able to enjoy some of the most exciting and challenging ski mountaineering expeditions available. So send me a request if you want to have a great time, while learning a tremendous amount of crucial techniques for advanced level ski mountaineering.

    I also offer an introductory level 4 day version of this course as well.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1140 EUR

    Group of 2
    570 EUR

    Group of 3
    380 EUR

    Group of 4
    285 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price does NOT include lodging, meals, and/or transportation for both clients and the guide. We can provide lodging at B&B Maison de la montagne (http://www.maisondelamontagne.net/) when based down the valley.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    The meeting point will depend on the ski mountaineering area previously decided upon by the guide and participants.

    Accommodation

    There are several comfortable accommodation options in the skiing areas you can choose from that I would be happy to recommend to you.

    More info

    Participants should either have or rent the following the items: artva, pala, probe, first aid kit, spray adhesive, sturdy tape, skis appropriate for ski mountaineering, ski boots, skins, appropriate ski mountaineering clothing.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    My biggest satisfaction is to explore new places, and share it with a rope-mate. And to do it as a professional is the realization of a dream. At the age of 15, I knew I wanted to become a mountain guide, I wanted to live in the mountains, teach and share my new passion. In 2006 I realized my dream and I became a professional mountain guide. I like sharing my knowledge and experience with my clients, taking a journey that transforms slowly the guide-client relationship in climbing partner and often in friendship. I am not and never will be a lone climber but "a company" 'explorer. My specialty lies certainly in climbing on ice and mixed in the high mountains. With my clients I climbed the most difficult faces in the Alps, explored mountain ranges, traveled between America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Enrico Bonino

     

    Here is the summary of my experience with Explore-share and Enrico: Explore-share was one of several companies I considered before my trip to the Alps. I was very happy with my choice from the moment I sent my first email. The staff members responded promptly and answered all of my questions very clearly and kindly. I was blown away with the professionalism they have demonstrated. Two days after sending my first email I was in contact with my guide, Enrico. With Enrico we climbed different routes in the area of Mt. Blanc and practiced different techniques for about ten days. Enrico was an excellent guide. He was patient, thoughtful, and improved my skills tremendously. He was very thorough and safety conscious. After ten days of climbing I felt a lot of trust between the two of us, which I believe makes us a good team for future climbing adventures. I would highly recommend Explore-share and Enrico to anyone who is planning to explore the beauty of the Alps and take the challenge of climbing these magnificent mountains. During my trip I met Italian, French, Swiss and German guides. All of them were extremely enthusiastic and nice. Going to Europe for climbing? Choose European professionals. You will not be disappointed.
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    Pawel
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    Erling Fasting
    I can absolutely recommend Enrico to any other clients. Very professional, competent, safe and pleasant mountain-guide.
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    Jostein
    Getting in contact through explore-share.com with Enrico Bonino, mountain guide, was really a snap. Some time later I got in contact over phone/mail with Enrico. Finally we found a time window in February to go ice climbing for 2 days in Chamonix. 850 km and a night later I found myself on the Italian side of the Mt Blanc in Courmayeur. Enrico took us to the traverse of the Aiguilles d\'Entrèves. Not very difficult but perfect to acquaint myself again with granite and mixed climbing after a lapse of ... +20 years. The weather was brilliant, blue skies, sun all over and the scenery was +++, pure enjoyment ! The next day the weather was grey and some snow was forecasted. So Enrico took me to Cogne where we climbed the 7 lengths of Ghost Goully. Not a pure icefall, it has some mixed, more mountain-like, character. After hiking back to the village Enrico took me to his favourite pub where we had a tasty piece of pizza and pastry. A Short trip but just what I needed to get some feeling climbing with crampons and ice axes again. This is definitely asking for more and I\'m looking forward to the next trip ! Thank you Enrico, Bruno
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    Bruno Jacobs
     

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