Walking in the mountains is a healthy activity full of joy and hapiness.
Apart from mountain hiking on marked nature trails there are many other activities that you can enjoy in the mountains such as climbing (rock, ice and mixed terrain), ski mountaineering (skimo), glacier crossing, wild camping, high altitude trekking and more.
The more one does in the mountains the more is being accomplished as a mountaineer and the more intense the feelings are.
The established One Step Further Winter mountaineering and Skimo course is for all mountain lovers over the age of 18 with good physical condition and aims to introduce participants to classic mountaineering specialized safety techniques & equipment, basic movement skills in a winter mountainous terrain and take a taste from ski mountaineering.
Prior winter mountain experience is not required. Participants must be able to ski downhill at an average level so that they can be introduced to ski mountaineering techniques. For the ones that don’t know how to ski it is recommended they introduce theirselves to skiing beforehand.
By the term winter mountain we mean a snowy mountainous terrain with steep snowy slopes including ice and rock.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to participate in winter mountaineering excursions with other mountaineers who have at least the same knowledge. One can’t become an experienced and accomplished mountaineer in five days but it’s a good start. Welcome to the big mountaineering family.
Adventure excursion schedule
Participants must have their own personal gear, apparel and winter mountaineering stiff boots.
Ice axe, crampons, helmet, skis & ski boots can be rented.
A complete and analytical equipment list stating all the details, as well as a discount voucher from Get Out Outdoor Store will be sent right after the participation confirmation.
How to reserve
Next scheduled excursion:
- One Step Further guides and activity instructors
- Transport from your guesthouse to and from activity points
- Planning – Execution – Supervision
- Dinner in traditional taverns as mentioned in the program
- Personal equipment list and assistance for purchase and use
- Equipment for rafting
- Classic mountaineering techniques
- Traveling in winter mountainous terrain with crampons and ice axe
- Self arrest techniques
- Rope work and knots
- Belaying techniques
- Belay points in the snow: dead man, shovel etc
- Living in the winter mountains & snow hole construction
Price does not include:
- Airfare tickets & transport from and to airports
- Personal hiking equipment
- Medical examination before departure
- Travel Insurance
- Rescue costs
- Personal expenses (drinks, meals not mentioned etc.)
Theoretical lessons included:
- History of mountaineering
- Mountain hazard management (avalanches & forecast, hypothermia & frostbite,
altitude sickness, landslide)
- Orientation with a map and a compass
- Nutrition and training
- First Aid
- Selection, use and maintenance of mountaineering equipment
- Life in the winter mountain