Ski touring: smugglers' 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, I 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

  • Anything not specified in "The price includes".

Accommodation

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

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

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