Portaledge Extreme

Ever wondered what it is like to sleep "on the wall" with hundreds of vertical meter below you, just like professional alpinists do?

 

For advanced climbers looking for the ultimate challenge,

we developed a two-day intense alpine mission.

Duration: 2 days

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 890.- p.P.

Date: July to September

Free places left

Adventure ID: 01/202103

Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri/Bern

Meeting point: After consultation

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Participants: 3-5 guests

Services: 1x overnight in a portaledge,

1x half-board, group material

Requirements: 

No Vertigo

Climbing difficulty: min. 5c

Lead climbing: yes

Multi pitch climbing skills: not necessary

Intended Schedule:

 

Day 1 - 13:00

From the meeting point we drive up through a forest road towards the starting point. Depending on the number of participants and climbing experience, we will choose a suitable multi-pitch climbing route or climbing crag in such a way that everyone can reach with pleasure the belay station where our portaledge will be set up. 

Non-climbers can reach the overnight point by approaching the spot through a two-hour hike, from where the mountain guide will pick you up for rappelling.

After settling in, we will cook vegetarian climbing food with a breath-taking view and quite a bit of "air" under our feet and will bring the day to an end.

 

Day 2

After the alarm clock we enjoy the first daily sunbeams of canton Uri directly from the wall, and wake up with a "hanging" breakfast. Everything is dismantled and cleared, and we rappel down the entire route again, or get off from the top by finishing climbing the route from the day before.

At the bottom we can do a short multi-pitch climb, tan in the sun or explore the surroundings on foot. Return to the meeting point.

Execution: 

We will confirm if the tour is taking place per e-mail latest:

if it's a weekend tour 1 day before it begins (from 11:00)

if it's a multi day tour 2 days before it begins (from 17:00)

After the tour: 

We'll email you direct links to the photo upload/download and our feedback form.

Material

 

Clothing:

  • Hard shell jacket
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Spare underwear
  • Climbing pants, t-shirt and sweater
  • Warm clothes for the night
  • Gloves, beanie

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream, sun hat
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Ev. camera and power bank
  • Sturdy shoes for the approach
  • Backpack (30-50l)

 

Technical equipment:

  • Helmet
  • Climbing shoes (tight but comfortable)
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing set (3 HMS carabiner, belay/rappel device, 1 set of 6 quickdraws, webbing sling 60 cm, belay station sling, prusik sling, magnesium bag)
  • Other climbing material, if available

 

For the overnight stay:

  • Sleeping bag (Comfort temp. 0°)
  • Sleeping pad or foam pad (Insulated preferably)
  • Cutlery (Fork/Knife/Spoon/Cup/Bowl)
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (reduced to the minimum)

 

Catering:

  • Snacks: These will be eaten between breakfast and dinner, so pack enough for the days of the tour. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars suit well. To avoid your backpack from being too heavy, try not to bring too much food with you.
  • Half-Board: Vegetarian dinner/breakfast is included in this tour. As a commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We still try our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical difficulties. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.

 

Covid-19 measures:

  • 100ml disinfectant
  • Protective masks (2 per day)

 

Rental equipment:

  • Climbing harness, CHF 20.00
  • Climbing set, CHF 20.00
  • Helmet, CHF 15.00
  • Insulated sleeping pad, CHF 25.00
  • Winter sleeping bag, CHF 30.00 (comfort temp. -5°)

Before the tour:

It is mandatory to read the last information about your tour 1 day before the tour starts (from 11am). We will email you at the mentioned time.

Any question left?

Not sure if your skills fulfill the requirements above?

I will be happy to help you!

Stefania

travel@expedtribe.com

+41 766 10 10 26

Free places left

On request

Your adventure guide: 


Paul

Mountain Guide with Confederation Certificate

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Worth knowing:


- The Portaledge can be set up between 5 and 80 meters height, we are happy to customize the location according to your comfort level!

- The Portaledge can be used with or without the upper cover. Depending on the weather conditions, you can decide on its use;

- A Swiss mountain guide will teach you on site how to safely ascend and descend the fixed rope to reach your wall tent;

- Depending on the time of day, we can climb after the set-up if desired.