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Mountaineering on Wildspitze: 1-week course on snow and ice in Tyrol

Mountaineering on Wildspitze: 1-week course on snow and ice in Tyrol | Austria

Get to the top of Wildspitze and improve your mountaineering skills on ice and snow on this 1-week course in Tyrol led by IFMGA certified mountain guide Tal.

Group

Alps

7 Days

Jun - Sep

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

* Learn useful mountaineering skills to climb ice and snow safely.

* Get to the top of the highest mountain in Eastern Rhaetian Alps.

* Spend one week learning and practicing in the company of an expert.

* Contemplate the stunning panoramas of Tyrol.

Description

Looking for an exhilarating program where you can improve your skills and discover beautiful mountains? Then this 1-week course in Tyrol is perfect for you.

The purpose of this program is for you to acquire all the necessary knowledge and tools to enjoy mountaineering in glaciated summits with safety. The contents of the course include the use of the equipment, knots, crevasse rescue, belaying skills and route planning, among others. All of these abilities will be very useful for your future snow and ice climbs.

Apart from learning and practicing, this 1-week program offers you the chance to climb very important mountains in Tyrol, such as the Wildspitze. At 3772 meters, it’s the highest mountain in the Eastern Rhaetian Alps and the second in Austria.

As for the itinerary, we’ll meet in Füssen im Allgäu, in Germany, at 5 pm have a short briefing and prepare the equipment. Please, take a look at the bottom of the page for a more detailed description.

Regarding the requirements, keep in mind that you should have prior hiking experience and a very good level of fitness. You should be able to face an elevation gain of 1,300 meters per day. However, it’s not mandatory to have prior rock and ice experience.

Are you ready for this 1-week mountaineering course in Tyrol? Then get in touch with me by sending your request. It will be a pleasure for me to be your guide on this adventure.

I also lead a ski mountaineering program in Gran Paradiso. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Not included: flights, insurance, transportation to the start of the trip, mountaineering shoes, accommodation and half-board, gear transport.

2 nights + half-board in a hotel in Füssen Germany (68 €).

5 nights in an alpine hut + half-board (60 € for alpine club member).


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome

We’ll meet at 5 pm in Füssen im Allgäu. After a briefing, we’ll have dinner and begin practicing knots.

Day 2: Mittelberg - Taschachhaus

On day 2, we’ll drive to Mittelberg and begin a 2-3 hour hike to the Taschachhaus, situated at 2,440 meters above sea level. Then, we’ll do the check-in in the hut and start with our training.

Day 3: Taschachhaus

After breakfast, we’ll practice walking on ice and snow and I’ll teach you about the use of the equipment. Later, we’ll plan the route for the following day.

Day 4: Sexegerten Spitze

Day 4 will be the day of our first summit: the Sexegerten Spitze. The mountain is located at an altitude of 3,400 meters and we’ll face an elevation gain of around 1,000 meters (5-6 hours).

Day 5: Keep learning and practicing

On this day, we’ll focus on anchor and rescue systems, both essential mountaineering skills.

Day 6: Wildspitze

We’ll begin very early, at 4 am, because we’ll go for a 10-hour climb to the highest mountain in Tyrol. On this climb, we’ll face an elevation gain of 1,200 meters. The summit will allow us to contemplate astonishing views. Finally, we’ll celebrate our achievement with a nice dinner in the hut.

Day 7: Return to Füssen

Day 8: Departure

 

About the guide

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Tal

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Mountain Guide

I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!

Languages

| German | English | Arabic

Certificates

VDBS | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Tal

Neil

5.00

Great trip that I'll remember forever, Tal did a great job of managing the logistics of a puzzle with many moving pieces! Both leading guides Jeff and Andi were first class and made the trip. Overall, top notch I would be happy to recommend!

Jennifer

5.00

There were several hiccoughs with Explore-share dates in the beginning. But, they got resolved quickly with responsive staff. It was a bit confusing at first because different guides would accept the offer and then fall away. So the early process through ES was a bit confusing. With multiple different emails and multiple different proposed guides that seemed to disappear as quickly as they popped up. This is why ES is rated 4 stars. ES is a good idea but just needs to fine tuned. ES offers a great way to get access to guides when you have few contacts. I think it is a good idea and has a future. The staff were fabulous though at reassuring and updating me. Once the booking was confirmed with Tal Niv we had very good communication over a period of a few months. Tal was organised and in touch frequently. There was a mis-communication in the trip dates (human error) but Tal quickly resolved it and managed to secure us Julian Resch who did an excellent job guiding us on an acclimatisation hike up the east ridge of Weissmies. Julian was easy comfortable company and was very professional. He was patient, encouraging and kind. I would recommend Tal and Julian for anyone seeking an adventure. Good luck ES - we will use you again in the future.

Sergejs

5.00

An awesome adventure provided by Tal's company. All requirements were met and schedule was adjusted for the changing weather conditions. It was one of the best guided tours I've experienced so far!


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