At the end of the world
A dream come true. Be able to just go and admire the breathtaking scenery of the southern mountain range will always be considered a high-end gift. In this case, a course of snow and ice, rarely seen. 5 days intensive training for those wishing to learn more on basic and important tools to function in field of all types of snow, glaciers, ice falls, mixed terrain and more. Course includes 4 nights of camping in fueguino mixed forest, crossing frozen lakes, work on frozen canals, approach and work with snowshoes, crampons, ice axes technic and backcountry, ropes, stakes, ice screws, crevasse rescue, climbing waterfalls, semi-technical climbs, rappel and steep drops, etc.. Course taught by professional instructors and guides.
5 days Contents:
- Special care in winter: cold, sun, wind, feeding-hydration. Living in the snow
- Snow: types, consistency, metamorphosis. Avalanches.
- Snowshoes: uses march
- Winter Camp: armedgeneral considerations
- First Steps: Open footprint, slopes, ascent, descents and self-arrest
- Personal equipment, uses and characteristics: Pole, Ice Axe, Ice ax, crampons
- Safety equipment, uses and characteristics: Anchors, stakes, screws, nails.
- Security Chordee: Assemble, roped glacier.
- Snow and ice climbing: Runners, waterfalls (piolet traction). mixed Climbing
Additional: For those who are encouraged, after the course, we propose an ascent of Mount Alvear, one of the emblematic peaks in the region and one of the highest hills in this part of the range. The ascent is semi-technical and requires the use of almost all views in the course techniques. It is also open to people with experience in snow and ice terrain. Be held in the two days after the course. Check budget (extra discount to those who take the course).
Travel-Aerial: The best way is to fly at least the day before the course starts. minimum return on the following Sunday (especially for those who want to join the ascent to Alvear). There are passages resident rate of Buenos Aires and surrounding promotional rate. Check.
-Transfers to and from Ushuaia
-Permanent instruction, tour.
-General Equipment: ropes, technical material group
-Communication: VHF Radio
-First aid kit and first responders
-The whole course and its contents, the five days continued. Request details-program.
-Counseling previous in meetings, multimedia and others.
-Personal Accident Insurance
-Travel to Ushuaia
-Meals. We will organize in groups, as with the tents, cooking equipment. consult
Ascent to Alvear Mount, Tierra del Fuego. End of the Word.
20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya
40% Hasta 8/10 Kilos: Trek-ascenso de ida y vuelta / Vallecitos programas de 3 y 4 días
60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo
80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)
100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice
20% half a day or less with little unevenness.
40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.
60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)
80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.
100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.
20% flat land
40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents
60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.
80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.
100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination
20% We will not be much affected.
40% This is a normal level of attention.
60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.
80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.
100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
Technical (request general list):
-Pair of poles with Rosettes
-winter boots or double (plastic or not)
-2 lock carabiner, self-insurance sling
-Snow shovel (one in two)
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