Smugglers ski touring raid (Aosta Valley)

Duration : 6 days

France, Northern Alps, Italy, Alps

Level : intermediate

from 950 € / p. from 4 to 6 persons

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Description

Go for a 6-day ski tour in Aosta Valley mountains in Italy, between Valdigne, Grand-Saint-Bernard Valley and the central valley above Aosta, or, to be more precise, behind the Mont Fallère.

These 6 days will allow you to learn to manage the important parameters in ski touring: weather, avalanches, group management, physical fatigue, stress, etc.

The goal is to deepen risk and group management as an introduction to subsequent and higher levels.

During this raid, the guide will introduce you to the world of "Ski touring High Routes" where the management of various parameters becomes more complete and complex.

Program

D1: Planaval de la Salle (1762m) - Col Serena (2546m) - Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses (1550m).
½ board at the hotel.
Total duration: 5 to 6 hours, positive elevation: 725m, negative elevation: 1000m.

D2: Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses (1550m) - Mont Fourchon (2901m) - Grand-Saint-Bernard Hospice (2469m).
½ pension at the hospice.
Total duration: 4 to 5 hours, E+: 1400m.

D3: Grand-Saint-Bernard Hospice - Tête de Barasson (2729m) - Saint Oyen (1373m).
½ board at the hotel.
Total duration: 5 to 6 hours, E+: 450m, E-: 1350m.

D4: Saint Oyen (1373m) - Mount Vertosan (2821m) - Vetan (1697m).
½ board at the hotel.
Total duration: 5 to 6 hours, E+: 1500m, E-: 1125m.

D5: Vetan (1697m) - Pointe Leysser (2771m) - Vens (1750m).
½ board at the hotel.
Total duration: 5 to 6 hours, E+: 1075m, E-: 1000m.

D6: Vens (1750m) - Col Fetita (2600m) - Morge de La Salle (1720m).
End of the raid.
Total duration: 5 to 6 hours, E+: 850m, E-: 880m.

Educational content of the internship:

  • Deepening ski techniques on different types of snow and on steep to very steep slopes
  • Choice of equipment for raids
  • Study of the route (map, ski touring guide books, GPS, etc.)
  • Multi-day bulletins (weather and avalanche forecasts)
  • The group, the course, the trace and the passage
  • B plan, C plan, etc.
  • Deepening the elements that influence risk and group management with the basic use of the 3x3 method

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide
  • Half board at hotels and Grand-Saint-Bernard Hospice
  • Insurance

The price does not include

  • Everything not specified in "The price includes"

Accommodation

  • Half board at hotels and Grand-Saint-Bernard Hospice
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, bu you can contact me to book your dates.

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