HIGH ALTITUDE COURSE HYBRID Tent based
Duration: 2 Days
Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri
Price: 690 CHF p.P.
This high altitude course in expedition format will teach you on the one hand the necessary basics, as well as safety and rescue techniques to be able to undertake simple high altitude tours independently. On the other hand we will camp in expedition style on the glacier.
A hands-on course in a class of its own, for true adventurers!
Hiking with heavy backpack for up to 6 Hrs./Day
Use of ice axe and crampons
No previous experience necessary
Hybrid High Altitude course for adventurers
The sky slowly turns pink and the peaks lining up seem even more dramatic and rugged than they looked in the daylight. It’s a beautiful natural spectacle. The sun stops warming and we have to shovel out a flat where we will place our tents. By the time we are done, night has caught up with us. Dinner is meanwhile simmering over the gasoline stove we entrust for these trips, waiting for hungry mountaineers. The sky fills with stars, the visibility is crystal clear and the air is ice cold. We have a sip of tea and toast to the successful day, chat for a bit, and then head to our tents, where we are embraced by warm sleeping bags. Tomorrow will be another magnificent day that will take us to untouched corners of the canton of Uri, far away from it all, and yet very close to the nature that we appreciate so extraordinarily.
In these two days we will learn a lot: from the correct use of crampons and ice axe, the planning of a tour and map reading, to crevasse rescue and much more. To make the whole thing even more adventurous we will camp on the glacier.
If you have specific topics you want to clarify, we will tailor course content so that you will obtain your desired know-how.
Our tent based expedition format high altitude courses are as unique as you are: that’s why we plan them carefully and adventurously so that we will have an unforgettable adventure full of breathtaking views, exercise and fun on the glacier.
Some areas where we offer our Hybrid High Altitude Courses are:
Furka, Susten, Hüfi, Gadmen and many more.
High Altitude Basic Course
The perfect offer if you want to experience a two-day training in alpine environment and combine it with winter camping.
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Your benefits with Exped Tribe:
Local and multilingual mountain guide
who will document the trip with professional recordings and look after your well-being. You will receive drone videos, photos and much more as a souvenir of your adventure.
of max. 8 participants. Increased flexibility, familiar atmosphere and harmonious get-together. We do our best to ensure that all participants have an incredible adventure! We conduct expectation phone calls and pool participants who have similar expectations and abilities. We are happy to accept special requests!
We offer Alpine gourmet cuisine, completely without meat/fish!
Planting of several trees per participant. You will receive a certificate of your trees and will be able to follow their growth.
Cost-effective rental materials such as crampons, ice axe, expedition tents and much more are available.
Planned schedule of the Hybrid High Altitude Course
We meet at the “Grotte De Glace” on the Rhone glacier and distribute the equipment among participants. We receive an introduction to the safe walking technique with crampons. Soon we are all secured to the rope and hike through crevasses and small watercourses. After about 3 hours of hiking we reach our base camp. After setting up camp, we learn about the different rescue techniques on the glacier, and practice using ice axes and crampons with an exciting ice climbing parcours.
As the day comes to an end, we enjoy a warming expedition-style vegetarian dinner. We gaze at the stars and discuss again the techniques and aspects that were used. Sleep tight and see you tomorrow!
We eat a fortifying breakfast and start today’s hands-on tour with dreamlike views. The summit is selected with all members, so that everyone is at the same level. In ideal conditions, however, we head for the majestic Dammastock peak. With its 3630 m it is the highest mountain in the canton of Uri. The view from the ridge is unique, and the last steeper meters are easily manageable even for first-time alpinists. Thanks to the techniques learned, everyone should be able to navigate through the crevasse landscape. After a well-deserved summit photo, we gently make our way back to Base Camp. Once we reach it, everything is dismantled before heading back to the valley. The pictures and videos of this incredible micro expedition tour will be taken by a professional photographer. So you can prove to everyone what really extraordinary you have experienced.
Important Info about your adventure
- Hard Shell jacket
- Spare underwear (the warmest you have)
- Warm and waterproof touring pants, warm base layer & sweater
- Soft shell or fleece jacket
- Hat, gloves, balaclava
- Two pairs of long and warm socks
- Ski goggles
- Sun and lip cream
- Drinking bottle and thermos flask
- Camera and power bank
- Plaster and Compeed
- Ankle-high, stiff and waterproof mountain boots
- Backpack (80-100l)
- Telescopic poles
- Crampons suitable for the mountain boots
- Ice axe
- Climbing harness
- Glacier set (Grigri or Micro Traxion, webbing sling 60 cm, webbing sling 120 cm, 2x Prusik sling, 2x HMS carabiners, 2x ice screws)
- Further climbing material, if available
For the overnight
- Warm sleeping bag (comfort temperature -5°/-10°)
- Sleeping mat (insulated preferably)
- ISO mat
- Cutlery (fork/knife/spoon/cup/bowl)
- Toiletries (reduced to minimum)
- Other camping equipment, if available
Federally certified mountain guide
Professional photo and video reportage
- Snack (serves to replenish the energy balance): This is eaten between breakfast and dinner and taken along for appropriate days. Good choices are dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, whole grain bread and energy bars. Remember not to make your backpack too heavy.
- Half board (included): Out of commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We do our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical challenges. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs
- Trekking poles, CHF 15.00
- Climbing harness, CHF 20.00
- Crampons, CHF 20.00
- Ice axe, CHF 15.00
- Glacier climbing set, CHF 50.00
- Winter sleeping bag, CHF 50.00
- Insulated sleeping mat, CHF 25.00
- Trekking backpack (80l), CHF 20.00
- Private expedition tent, CHF 35.00
This high altitude course is suitable for both beginners and advanced, as the course content is adapted according to the wishes and level of all participants;
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