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Oetztal ski touring week, in Austrian Tyrol

Oetztal ski touring week 1

A unique week ski touring among the most incredible spots of the Oetztal valley, in company with Martin, a IFMGA certified mountain guide from Spain.

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Alps

8 Days

Mar, Apr, May


Description

I have the honor to propose you this amazing ski touring program in Oetztal, a ski jewel of the Alps!

Oetztal is a valley located in the south of Austrian Tyrol, near the Italian and Swiss border, with excellent mountain lodges and memorable ski descents.

As you may know, Austria is an alpine country par excellence. It has fantastic ski options for those who love the multi-day hut to hut programs. I think that Oetztal is one of those places that every mountain skier should visit once in life.

Furthermore, the valley is surrounded by worldwide famous massifs as the Silvretta, the Ortles-Cevedale, the Stubai, the Zillertal and the Lechateler. So, with good weather, the views are really unbeatable.

The Wildspitze, at 3,772 meters, is the highest peak of the massif with numerous sub-peaks of more than 3000 meters. In addition, during the ski tour we will also find a great number of glaciers covering almost all the valley. The largest and most impressive one is the Hintereisferner, known as the longest in the area.

I can lead a group of 4 skiers minimum and 6 as maximum. The perfect season to come to Austrian Tyrol is from March till May.

All the participants must have a good fitness level and some previous experience in ski touring. Moreover, you have to bring your own technical equipment. If someone does not have arva + shovel + probe I can get it.

So, what are you waiting for to contact me? I am here, ready to guide through the most outstanding descents of Oetztal!


Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting point

Trip to Tyrol. Possibility to travel by plane to Munich or Isnbruck. Also in private vehicles. Let’s decide.

 

Day 2: Langtalereck hutte - Schalfkogel Joch - Martin Busch Hütte

Arrival in Tyrol. Village of Ober-Gurgl at 1930 m. Climb to Langtalereck Hütte 2438 m, 3 hours. First day of the tour with appreciable altitude change and supreme skiing.

Day 3: Martin Busch Hutte - Similaun Peak - Similaun Hütte

Today we will ascend the first summit of the tour, leaving the skis below and reaching it with piolet and crampons. The Similaun hutte is in Italy, change of country for one day!

Day 4: Similaun Hütte -Hauslabjoch - Schöne Aussicht (Bella Vista) Hütte.

A glacier crossing without difficulty. The hut is a beautiful place and provides a hot shower.

Day 5: Schöne Aussicht hutte - Weisskugel Peak - Hochjoch Hospiz

Good descent by a track to the base to catch a cable way up to 3020 meters of height. We then reach the Teufelsegg Joch. After descending, we continue towards the summit of the Weisskugel, the highest of Tyrol. There is a medium-difficulty climb to reach the top. Beautiful views of all Austrian Tyrol.
The last climb (20 min) is done with the skis in the backpack to the mountain hut, a nice house with a mountain climbing museum!

 

Day 6: Hochjoch Hospiz - Vernagt Hütte 

Today it’s time to a glacier crossing, without technical difficulty. We’ll reach our next refuge, more modern than the previous one and really impressive.

Day 7: Ascension to the Wildspitze (3.772m) - Vernagt Hütte

Ascent of the highest summit of the massif and descent to the Vernagt Hutte.

Day 8: Vent

Descent to the Vent valley and end of the program.

 

Details

Meeting point

Tyrol

About the guide

Martin Elorza Alday (Donostia,Basque country,1967)
Although I was born near the sea, I started very young to enjoy the nearby mountains.
This hobby gradually become a passion, which led me to be a UIAGM Mountain Guide
To share and trasnmitir everything the mountain had given me.
During several years I have been practicing my passions:
Traveling all over the world,mountaineering, climbing and skiing.
. Actually I’m a full profesional High Mountain Guide UIAGM
Since 2000 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide.
. I have take part in many expeditions to The Alps, atlas (Morocco),Andes (South America) and Himalaya,
I’ love showing the Pyrenees to all peolple who likes mountaing:all the year.
In Winter,ski touring is my especiality, but in summer, rock climbing in Pyrenees is amazing!
I would like to guide you till de top of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn (Alps),Monte Perdido and Aneto (Pyrenees), Naranjo de Bulnes (Picos de Europa) and other mountains.

You can contact me and know what others activities we can do together

Languages

French | English | Basque

Certificates

UIAGM

Residence

San Sebastian-Donostia


What people are saying about Martin Elorza Alday

Rickard Colliander

5.00

August, 2022

Martin was really the perfect guide for my and my 17-year old son’s alpine adventure week! In the end we only climbed one out of the three peaks that we had planned to, but on the other hand we climbed three other great ones instead (something we decided together). I really appreciated his flexibility and also that it was easy to hang out with Martin. Best recommendations - wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to him again!

Dave Fielder

5.00

February, 2022

Martin provided us with a challenging weekend that stretched and developed our skiing a lot. He was very responsive to our feedback tailoring the programme as we went. Would absolutely book him again.

James finn

5.00

July, 2019

Martin was incredible! From the pre trip preparations to managing all logistics while there - he made sure I had everything I needed, taught me alot, and importantly kept me safe! He truly provided a first class adventure.

Adriaan Jelsma

5.00

July, 2019

We enjoyed this trip in the Alps very much!! It was an excellent introduction to mountaineering and the stunning peaks of the Alps massive. Our guide Martin made the full experience a succes; pushing us to the limits, keeping us safe at difficult rocky ascents, but also taking time to enjoy the scenery and the climb. Thanks a lot for the beautiful pictures too!

Stewart

5.00

December, 2018

Excellent experience! Martin is a real expert guide and he managed to adapt the program even when the snow conditions were poor so that we still got to do everything we wanted. Very honest, reliable, and friendly guide. He's very education focussed so we came away from the holiday with a lot of new skills as well. Outstanding trip.

Marc Ortolo

5.00

April, 2018

This was a great 4-day hut-to-hut ski experience in the Pyrenees. The national park of Aiguestortes is beautiful and we had a lot of snow. Martin is a professional and social guide. He makes sure that the trip takes place from a pleasant and secure way. Due to the weather conditions we couldn't do the climb to the Montardo and to the Ratera, but Martin organized some alternatives to enjoy the 4 days. We were an international group and could communicate with Martin in English.

Raul Maso

5.00

January, 2016

Impresionante Martin....te hace alcanzar lo inalcanzable, con una sensación de seguridad increible. Un gran profesional


 

 

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