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Experiences and trainings from 14 to 19 june 2022

Workshop 1: Glacier Skiing

Petzl Altitude Camp workshops

Leading a group on a glacier, discovery and/or access to autonomous skiing on a glacier. Mastery of ropes, equipment, cartography, risk assessment.

Description

Who is it for?

Experienced ski tourers with a good level of skiing in all types of snow competent off-piste skiers.

The snow will be hard in the morning and will require good control. This workshop is not an initiation to ski touring but an improvement for those who want to ski on glaciers. Fitness wise, you need to be able to do 1000m vertical climb in a day.

Number of places

6 people per guide

Ski equipment to bring

Ski touring, hiking boots, poles, skins, knives, DVA, shovel, probe.

Equipment to bring (in addition to the equipment for the night in the tent)

Hat, sunglasses, ski mask, sun cream, first layer such as a technical tee shirt, fleece, down jacket, gore tex windproof jacket, two pairs of gloves (one thick for the descent and one thin for the ascent), ski socks, 30 to 45 liter mountain backpack, water bottle or 1l thermos.

Safety equipment provided by Petzl

Helmet, harness, ice axes, crampons, micro traxion, strap 120, ropes, 2 ice pins, 3 screw carabiners, glacier rope 30m.

What will you learn?

Explanation of the fundamentals of glacier skiing.
Ski teaching. Skinning and de-skinning on the glacier.
Equipment to bring, roped skiing, holding a fall in a crevasse, reading routes on a glacier.

Itinerary (to be specified with the guide)

Descent to the Vallée Blanche then up to Helbronner.

Duration and timetable

Departure at 6am, 5 hours of skiing and return to the bivouac at 11am.

  • Pax

    6 max.
  • Level required

    Intermediate

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