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Our proposals for rock climbing and alpine course at Lake Garda Dolomites Alps Italy

Personal intensive course Lake Garda
hrs. 5/6 - pax 2 - EU 149,00

Weekly courses beginners Dolomites
3 days - pax 3/5 - EU 310,00

Weekly rock climbing for advanced
3 days - pax 3/4 - EU 350,00

Week-end training lessons in Arco
2 days - pax 3/5 - EU 220,00

Alpine courses Alps (mountain hut)
5 days - pax 3/5 - EU 690,00 (BB incl.)

Hiking trekking Kalymnos Island
5 days - pax 4/5 - EU 667,00

Classical multipitch routes in the Alps
hrs. 4/6 - pax 2 - from EU 300,00

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Information on rock climbing at Lake Garda and Dolomites

Personal intensive course

With max. 2 participants you can benefit from the didactic capacity of our mountain guide who can look back upon more than 20 years of teaching in our Alpine School of Arco. It is possible to choose the dates, the number of days as well as the venues, difficulty degrees and didactical preferences. One mountain guide with two guests is an ideal group for a multi-pitch route up to 400 m with ca. 12 pitches.

course for beginners, a short explanation:

The rock climbing courses will take place in one of the many areas around Arco. On natural vertical rock walls (equipped with SPIT) the participants are learning to climb by using the "top-rope" system on single pitch routes. It permits the climber to "fall" in any moment and all that can happen is, that the climber remains "hanging" on the rope - a rope which has a capacity of up to 2.000 kg - this is a maximum of security. One day of activity has a duration of approx. 4 to 5 hours. A licensed Mountain Guide will teach knot- , belaying- and techniques which are the base of every type of mountain activity such as "Vie ferrate" (iron/ladder paths) or even ice climbing. We prefer to perform our courses with a small number of participants in order to provide a maximum of service and success for each beginning climber. Thus the Mountain Guide can concentrate on each participant individually, he can evaluate and correct possible mistakes and contribute to make a large progress. You may ask our Guide for advice regarding any type of alpine activity.

For advanced rock climber' s

The goal of most participants in "advanced courses" is to go climb independently and to "lead" In the beginning of the course we still climb top-rope on difficult routes trying to reach the limit our your capacity with the objective to attain a higher degree, to correct possible mistakes and to refine your technique. Next step in the course is advanced rope and rock climbing techniques for climbers who are "leading". The success of the courses depends on the participants' prior experience and a small number of participants; upon request it is also possible to do multi-pitch routes.

Information on and booking

Any type of requests as well as reservations should be made at least 20 days by e-mal prior to the start of the course with our Alpine School of Arco. You should indicate the number of participants, possible prior mountaineering experience as well as any information necessary to guarantee a successful and efficient course.

Necessary equipment

All the material which is necessary will be made available free of charge by our Mountain Guides (this includes as well shoes, harness, helmet). This service is included in our rates. If you need help choosing the suitable gear, the Guides may give you some good advice.

What happens, if it rains in Arco ?

Sometimes it may rain even in Arco and there is the chance that a day of your course cannot take place due to bad weather. It is our pleasure to postpone the 'lost' day to another date. If this should not be possible, of course we are not going to charge the full rate for the lost day instead we are only retaining the deposit payment already paid. The same applies to partially used days. In any case the deposit payment is non refundable, as the Alpine School Arco – in order to provide you with a perfect service - is sustaining the same costs … even with bad weather. You will not lose the deposit for your booking and possible lost days, as you may use it within a 2 year time frame or 'transfer' it to a friend.

Insurance for our participants

Each Guide of Alpine School Arco are government licensed Mountain Guides with an international diploma and are officially registered with the regional and international Mountain Guide' s Association. With no exception, all of them have a third party liability insurance towards their clients.

The crags in Arco Lake Garda Dolomites

Year after year the Northern area of the Lake Garda (Arco) is presenting itself as the rock climber' s and mountaineering capital. Responsible for this success are the facts that the area is offering walls of up to 1.200 m altitude as well as rocks and boulders suitable for rock climbing. The limestone' s structures allow to perform safely and elegantly all kinds of techniques. The Mediterranean climate, mild in winter and refreshing in summer, permits each kind of climbing almost throughout the whole year.
The participation is independent of age and does not require special physical conditions. If you love outdoor activities and, if you are anxious to discover something "new", this is the right course for you. Climbing may be considered as one of the most comprehensive types of sport as you do not only need almost all of your body fibers but also your brain.

Rock climbing on Kalymnos Island (Greece)

When God created Earth, at the end of his hard work he remained with only some stones in this hands. As he was tired, God threw the stones into the Sea and in this way Kalymnos was born. Now the Greek inhabitants of the Island are claiming that God had created Kalymnos for the climbers: it is really a scrambling paradise for everybody. From beginners to experts: everyone finds his suitable routes. Here is the ideal place for our instruction, guiding, personal tuition and course: everywhere there are easy routes on multicolor rocks, turquoise sea, blue sky, warm sun. The history of rock climbing on Kalymnos is very recent. Only in 1996, an Italian climbers couple has discovered Kalymnos as a climbers' paradise. Kalymnos offers a great number and variety of lime stone rocks with different kinds of difficulty degrees (overhangs, caves with stalactites, slabs...). At the moment there are more than 50 crags with more than 1000 single pitch routes. There are also some multi-pitch routes available. During our last trips on Kalymnos Island, we have visited some sectors which have been just recently opened. In particular, we went in those areas where there are almost only easy routes from 4 to 6a, also suitable for beginners. We went in recently opened sectors on fantastic and still "stinging" rocks with routes that sometimes exceed 30 meters. Wherever you are, you can enjoy the panorama, uncontaminated nature and the blue sea typical for Kalymnos. We recommend to wear long, technical climbing trousers both to avoid the pungent shrubs and to protect the knees. On the new, easy and sharp slabs of Kalymnos, falling while leading is absolutely to be avoided. THE OFFER OF ALPINE SCHOOL INCLUDES A: 5-DAY-TRIP with an internationally licensed MOUNTAIN GUIDE (language: English, German, Italian), rent of the general technical gear such as rope, quickdraws, carabiners.

In spring and in fall the headquarters of our Alpine School Arco will be in Kalymnos. You have the possibility to book 5-day rock climbing course or personal tuition.

No. of participants: 4 - 5 / Price per person: EUR 667,00

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