18 February 20187:30
Ski mountaineering training camp
Take advantage of the Verbier-based training camp to perfect your moutaineering techniques and skills.
Meet in Le Châble before heading up as a group to the Maison des Ruinettes, where there will be coffee and croissants and a welcome speech to start the camp.
What’s included: accommodation (bedding and a towel), meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot tea for the day), 2-day Verbier ski pass, mountain guides (there will be a maximum of 8 guides depending on how many people sign up) and entry to the avalanche training park and ski area outside regular opening hours.
Please note that we can take 60 attendees maximum!
If there are fewer than 20 attendees, then there is no guarantee the camp will go ahead.
Equipment that you need to provide: skis, bindings and touring boots, crampons, skins, backpack, transceiver, shovel, flask, 1 screw carabiner, warm clothes (gloves and hat), headlamp, something to take notes on, probe, harness, helmet, rope and first aid kit.
7.30am Leave Le Châble for Les Ruinettes
8am – 8.30am Welcome at the Maison des Ruinettes
8.30am – 10.30am Theory session delivered by the head of the PDG
10.30am – 11am Room allocation
11am – 1pm Practical session: Rope technique, knots, roping up
1pm – 2.30pm Lunch (staff restaurant)
2.30pm – 6.30pm Practical session: Skiing technique / ski touring
7pm – 8.30pm Dinner
8.30pm– 10pm Practical session: Roped skiing in the dark (preceded by a night-time ski tour ascent)
7.30am – 8.30am Breakfast
8.30am – 10.30am Theory session: First aid
11am – 12.30pm Theory session: Management and analysis of avalanche risk
12.30pm – 2pm Lunch (Staff restaurant)
2pm – 5pm Practical avalanche session: Use of probe, transceiver, shovel + practising management and analysis of risk
The programme is subject to change depending on the weather conditions.
CHF 382 (including all taxes)