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Basic weekend mountaineering course in the Sierra de Béjar (2 days)

Sierra de Bejar

Join Angel, an AEGM certified mountain guide, for a 2 day, basic level weekend mountaineering course in the beautiful Sierra de Bejar of Spain.

Private and Group

2 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Enjoy an introductory level mountaineering course in the Sierra de Bejar.
  • Learn many important skills, from equipment use to risk prevention.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Spanish landscape.

Description

When it comes to mountaineering, there is a lot that aspiring climbers need to learn. And, on this weekend long, introductory level course, you will learn many of the fundamentals that are crucial for safe and successful mountaineering.

This weekend course will take place in the Sierra de Bejar in the Spanish province of Salamanca.

Throughout the course you will learn a number of important skills and techniques. Some examples of what you will learn includes the following.

  • Equipment use

  • Mountain orientation techniques

  • Preparation and design of itineraries

  • Techniques for displacement and progression according to the type of terrain

  • Camping and bicouac knowledge

  • Risk prevention

  • Meteorology

The course will consist of one theoretical session, as well as two practical sessions in the Sierra de Bejar. Thus providing you with the chance to learn about mountaineering in a classroom before putting what you’ve learned into practice in the mountains.

While this course is for beginners, it is important that participants are in good physical condition.

Along with the knowledge gained during this course, I have no doubt you’ll also have a lot of fun. Moreover, you will also get to enjoy some magnificent views as well!

To join me on this introductory level mountaineering course in the Sierra de Bejar, please send a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also offer an advanced level course which you can take here.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 95 Each

Group of 2

EUR 95 Each

Group of 3

EUR 95 Each

Group of 4

EUR 95 Each

Group of 5

EUR 95 Each

Group of 6

EUR 95 Each

Group of 7

EUR 95 Each

Group of 8

EUR 95 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes all technical material.

The price does not include transportation, accommodation, meals or guide expenses.

Minimum 5 participants.


Details

Meeting point

Sierra de Bejar

Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: Boots, backpack and proper mountaineering attire.


About the guide

I am an experienced mountaineer and one of Spain’s central zone most renowned ice climbers. I have opened several climbing routes of great difficulty, like El Escudo, El Último Tercio, Cristal de Sevres, Vía de los Salmantinos, Cascadas de Canalizos, Cascadas de Peña Negra, among many others.

I am also an experienced rock climber, and I have opened more than 30 climbing routes, specially in the Sierra de Béjar and Gredos area. I have climbed several peaks in the Picos de Europa mountain range, (Naranjo de Bulnes, Peña Vieja, Horcados Rojos, etc. Pyrenees Tozal de Mallo, Aneto, Perdido, Midi D'ossau).

I have climbed important peaks in the Alps, like Eiger, Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Aguille Verte, Courtes, Les Droites and Grandes Jorases. I have been part of expeditions to Kenya. I reached 13 summits between 4800 and 5191m and I have also climbed in the Andes of Peru, where I reached the summit of El Pisco (5700m) and Huascarán (6876 m). I climbed to the Chopiqalqui summit (6700m) on the day from the base camp.

I joined the Spanish High Mountain School in 1981, and since then I have been working as a sports technician in rock climbing and mountaineering, teaching and directing several courses. For more than 10 years, I have been teaching climbing techniques to the Portuguese Fusiliers elite group of the Portuguese army, and for more than twenty years to the Police School of Avila.

Among my most outstanding students I can mention Juanito Oiarzabal, the first Spanish climber to conquer the fourteen eight-thousanderes and sixth in the world to make it, and Joao Garcia, also the first Portuguese climber to conquer the fourteen eight-thousanders.

Today I am the Thecnical Director of the COSUS ALPINO staff , where I put my extensive technical knowledge at the service of our clients.

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Spain


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