Andreas Helmer, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide, native of the area and climbing expert, invites advanced rock climbers to sign up for this course in order to enhance their knowledge while being surrounded by the Austrian Alps
If you are experienced in rock climbing but you want to upgrade your status to expert, this is the course for you. We will spend 3 days in the insides of the Austrian Alps learning and putting into practice every secret of this amazing mountain sport.
The ideal participants are sport climbers looking to gain further experience if the nature. And to know more about multi-pitch climbs.
After you have completed the 3-day training, you will consider yourself as a proper Alpine climber.
As every rock climbing course, this one will also make focus again on how to safely lead climbs.
Of course, we will revise the principles of scrambling and Via Ferrata.
Other topics we will develop are how to keep routes safe by placing specific equipment. You will resort to this only when there are not enough bolts on the rocks.
In addition, we will focus on the choice of adequate climbing tours. And also, you will acquire more knowledge about the weather in the Alps.
More importantly, you will learn more rescue techniques to apply on rock.
I will be your guide and my task is going to be to plan the tours. However, whenever possible, the participants themselves will lead.
In that case, I will act as advisor and provide tips regarding safety and on how to improve your leading skills.
We will use the surrounding area of the Stripsenjoch Hut in the Wilder Kaiser as our main location. The place provides everything we may need during the rock climbing course.
If there should be children or people not interested in the training, let me know. For them, I can organize challenging and fun hiking days.
The difficulty of the trip is not high. However, we ask you to comply with these requirements.
You should be able to walk for 5 to 7 hours a day. And, moreover, to be able to lead safely a Grade 4 climb.
Adventure yourself and sign up for this rock climbing course to become an expert climber. I’ll be waiting for your contact. I assure you the idea of putting together training and wonderful landscapes is unforgettable.
I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and of course a mountain lover. I am an Austrian guide based in the Austrian Alps, more precisely in Tyrol. After university I worked as a rep for the ski season in Austria. I had worked many years as a Ski and Snowboard instructor and after successful expeditions to Peru and Nepal I decided to become a certified Mountain Guide.
I work with my wife Sally managing my own Mountain Guiding Company. Sally is a qualified Walking Guide leading Alpine hikes in the summer and snowshoe walks in the winter, as well as Skiing Instructor
Our Mountain guiding Company offers a full range of mountain activities: hiking, ski touring, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Off Piste Skiing & Snowboarding, Avalanche Awareness, all taking place in the beautiful Austria and around Europe.
The programs we offer are available for all levels, from beginners to experts. Furthermore, it includes classic tours as well as the opportunity to explore new terrains. My main objective is to focus on “Safety” and also in providing a personal service from planning to completion. I also want you enjoying and discovering new beautiful spots and live amazing experiences!