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Alpinistic seminar in the Carpathians

Tour-seminar on alpinism - it's a winter trekking tour in the Carpathian mountains, in which you can get basic skills, necessary for climbing the mountains of 16-26 level of dificulty. The program provides theoretical and practical skills, ascent to Mount Pip Ivan. Accommodation in Daraba-hostel: new 2-5-bed rooms, convenient conditions in the house. For participating the tour physical shape, previous experience of trekking and equipment according to the list - are demanded.

On the Alpinseminar you'll learn:

  • to move on the snow and ice slopes
  • to use the crampons
  • to use the ice axe
  • to walk in conjunction
  • to tie the main knots
  • to climb up and down by handrails, using different types of anchors
During theoretic discusions in the evenings we'll talk about:
  • equipment for winter climbing
  • safety precautions and rescuing during an avalanche 
  • theory of intermediate protection with anchors and rescuing from the crack
  • terrain orientation, GPS and it's practical usage in a tour
Participation in Alpinseminar will help you to feel comfortable climbing such a mountains as Elbrus, Kazbek and others. Also it is a great opportunity to test your equipment and to get ready to more difficult and interesting climbing tours.
But Alpinseminar doesn't give enough experience to go climbing by your own, we reccomend you to use service of proffesional guides.

After passing of Alpseminar the participants get the Ceritificate

Alpinistic seminar + photos

Next planned: 7 mar
Duration: 4 days
Price: 124 usd
Length: 40 km

Krasnyk - Hadzhyna - Pop Ivan - Krasnyk

Price includes:
  • guidance of instructors
  • accommodation in the hostel
  • nutrition according to the programm
  • transfer to/from hostel
  • common equipment for climbing (ropes, first aid kit)
  • insurance
Additional payments required:
Tour scenario:

Day 1

  • meeting the group at railway station in Ivano-Frankivsk/Vorokhta. How to get to the tour?
  • transfer to Daraba hostel, breakfast, accommodation in hostel
  • theory: how to walk along steep slopes and closed glaciers
  • lunch
  • theoretic study about knots, trekking technics and types of anchors
  • dinner

Day 2

  • breakfast
  • training climbing with the crampons, training with the conjunction, exercises with ice axe, lay-out of anchors, the snack-lunch by the way
  • dinner
  • theoretical studies about the equipment for climbing, appropriate clothes, avalanche, rescuing technics
  • evening tea

Day 3

  • breakfast
  • climbing to Pip Ivan Mount
  • snack-lunch by the way
  • studies on terrain orientation and usage of modern navigational equipment and software
  • dinner
  • spare time

Day 4 

  • breakfast
  • studies about how to find a man in the snow using a snow probe, an avalanche beeper, digging a victim from the snow
  • snack-lunch
  • ending the tour, transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk/Vorokhta. How to get back home?
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