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  • City: Sarre
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Participants: From 4 to 6


This course is aimed towards enthusiasts who already ski but want to improve their techniques and learn about avalanche search with field trials. Itineraries and routes will combine mountaineering techniques and ski mountaineering.

The outings will give you hands-on experience with the major ascent techniques in different environmental conditions. Mountain huts will host our theoretical lessons, where you will learn how to plan a mountain hike, how to choose the proper equipment, some basics about snow and information about avalanche self-rescue techniques.
The outings will have a drop between 1,000 m and 1,400 m.
Below is an outline programme.
Day 1
Drop: 200 m
Ascent time: 1-2 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Rhemes Notre Dame (AO) for equipment check and briefing.
After parking the car. we head towards the welcoming Benevolo Hut(2,285 m) where we will spend 2 nights. We will find an area near the hut where to practice using the avalanche transceiver. We will also try and search for one or more people buried in the snow.
Day 2
Drop: 1,600 m
Drop height: 1,060 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 hours
We set out from the hut on a long stretch with a gentle slope, up to the Fond Glacier, where the hillside becomes more steep and we must be very careful. We continue until we reach the summit of Punta Galisia (3,346 m). To go back to the Benevolo Hut we can choose a different trail. At the hut, we plan our next outing, have dinner and stay for the night.
Drop: 1,120 m
Drop height: 1,600 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-8 hours
Leaving at dawn, we head to Granta Parei (3,387 m), the undisputed master of this valley.
Along this technical route you will have the opportunity to put into practice all the various climbing styles. You will also have the ability to assess snow and the surrounding area.
We will go back to the car by the same route.

Personal equipment

  • Avalanche Transceiver + shovel + probe (mandatory)
  • ski mountaineering skis + poles
  • ski skins
  • ski mountaineering boots
  • backpack 30 l
  • climbing helmet
  • harness
  • lanyard or daisychain
  • screw carabiner
  • ice-axe
  • standard crampons with anti-balling plates
  • mineral salts
  • water bottle (1 l min) or thermos
  • energy bars or dried fruit/nuts
  • sunscreen (at least SPF 30) and UV protection lip balm
  • personal first aid kit
  • headlamp (with new batteries plus spares as backup)
  • vanity bag (toothbrush and toothpaste, paper tissues, wet wipes)
  • camera

  • Clothing
  • wool cap/beanie or fleece-lined hat
  • buff
  • ski socks (2 pairs)
  • wicking turtleneck (2nd layer)
  • gaiters
  • ski gloves
  • insulating garment made of Windstopper or Primaloft (3rd layer)
  • ski goggles
  • mountaineering/glacier sunglasses
  • shoeller climbing pants
  • ski pants with tights
  • down jacket (optional)
  • breathable T-shirt (1st layer) 2x

  • Included
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

  • Not Included
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (avalanche beacon, shovel and probe): €15/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation
  • accommodation at Benevolo Hut
  • anything that is not mentioned under "Included"
  • Experience organized by a local activity



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    Frazione Arensod 43, 11010 Sarre, Italy


    T: +39 3289720451

    • City: Sarre
    • Duration: 3 hours
    • Participants: From 4 to 6

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