Teaching of basic techniques of progression on the rock
Length: 4d / 3n
Start / Finish: Alta Badia / Cortina d’Ampezzo
This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing.
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate / Moderate
For everybody in good and active physical health. No previous climbing experience is required.
Climbing route difficulty and skill levels:
Level 1: Beginner level, climbing grades 2 to 4+
Level 2: Advanced level, climbing grades 5- to 6-
Level 3: Expert level, climbing grades 6- to 7-
From €1040 (per person, minimum 2 members)
From €820 (per person, minimum 3 members)
- Trip briefing upon arrival
- Logistics and map of the area
- Accommodations as per itinerary
- Meals as noted in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Local transportation
- Local English, German, and/or Italian speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide
- Technical climbing equipment
- Local medical and evacuation insurance
- Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request
- Climb on some of the most famous routes in the world
- Enjoy climbing in the Cinque Torri area, the playground for climbers from all over the world
Teaching of basic techniques of progression on the rock. Main rescue techniques will be taught as well as advanced progression and protection of the roped party (nodes fundamental and proper use of materials, progression in safety rope, anchors, abseiling). Starting over short and easy cliffs will then pass routes to rise gradually more challenging, always based on the capacities of the participants. The course will take place at Cinque Torri (Five Towers).
At the request of participants, the course may be extended for another day and it can be dedicated for a long climb in the area. In case of bad weather, a day may be recovered in an indoor climbing wall, while others will be postponed always in agreement with the members.
Day 1 ~ Arrival in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo on your own (private transfer available on request), and check into your bed and breakfast. Cortina enjoys a reputation for great winter skiing and in the summer attracts hikers and mountain climbers who challenge the rocky faces of the nearby mountains. Meet your guide in the afternoon for a trip briefing and orientation.
…B&B in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Days 2 & 3 ~ Climbing Introduction at Cinque Torri
2 day climbing introduction
The Cinque Torri are known as the perfect playground for climbers in the Dolomites.
From easy to difficult routes you can find everything within few meters. This allows every climber to choose the right route and to learn the basic climbing techniques.
B,D… Rifugio in Cinque Torri area
Day 4 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).
Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and climbing abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of your guide.
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Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.
The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.
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