ALPINE SCHOOL ARCO LAKE GARDA DOLOMITES Alpine base course rock climbing Arco mountaineering Dolomites Alps

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This mountaineering base course is destined for people who love hiking, trekking and via ferrata but would like to extend their knowledge on the rocks and on glaciers in order to being able to proceed in high alpine areas in safety. The program of our alpine base mountaineering course consists of two days rock climbing in the crags near Arco Lake Garda Italy and following we move to the glacier in the Marmolada Dolomites Alps for three days. The teaching regards climbing techniques in every mountaineering situation, rope manouvres, rappelling and self rescue exercises on the rocks and glaciers in the Alps of Italy. This is the program of our Alpine base course:

Program of alpine base course at Lake Garda and Marmolada Alps

DAY 1 - Meeting point: parking lot at highway exit ROVERETO SUD at 09.00 a.m. - ROCK CLIMBING lesson in suitable climbing crag; we teach different climbing techniques for example: chimney, cracks, slabs; different knots, belaying and rope techniques.
Overnight stay in a hotel near Lake Garda Italy.

DAY 2 - Departure from the hotel at 08.30 a.m. - ROCK CLIMBING on multi-pitch route. Different rope manouvres and rappelling exercises.
Overnight stay in a hotel near Lake Garda Italy.

DAY 3 - Departure from Hotel to Marmolada Dolomites (2,5 hrs. by car) - Ascent to glacier - Mountaineering lesson: correct use of crampons and ice-pick. Rope manouvres for glacier crossing and rescue from crevasse.
Overnight stay in mountain lodge in Marmolada Pian dei Fiacconi.

DAY 4 - Ascent to the highest Top of Marmolada Glacier - Progression of the rope team on the glacier and ascent on a short via ferrata to PENIA PEAK (3.340 m.) - total: ca. 7 hrs.
Overnight stay in mountain lodge in Marmolada Pian dei Fiacconi.

DAY 5 - Practical lesson: use of alpine mountaineering equipment, repetition of rope manouvres as well as check of previously acquired knowledge. ALPINGUIDE.COM (mountain guides of Trentino) will issue a CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION in the mountaineering base alpine course for each participant, indicating the personal results of course - Descent to the valley: ca. 2 hrs, we will back to Lake Garda about at 6 pm.

No. of participants: 3 - 5 Price per person: EUR 690,00
Overnight stay with breakfast BB in hotel at Lake Garda or mountain lodge in the Marmolada Dolomites are included in the price. Supplement for single room in Hotel Euro 25,00.

The highest top of our Alpine base course in the Marmolada  Italy (m. 3343)

What to bring:
backpack - water - sandwich - windcheater - preferably trekking boots which are suitable for the use with crampons - gloves - hat/cap - sunglasses - hiking sticks - liner.

Technical equipment:
helmet, rock climbing shoes, ice-axe, crampons, harness (will be provided by the mountain guide and is included in the price).

The reservation for mountaineering base course should be made by e-mail at least 30 days prior to the start of the beginning. A deposit payment should made in the amount of EUR 200,00 and the balance must be paid on the first day of activity.

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