Mountain Navigation Skills Course

 

La Description: A 5 day course focusing on navigation, mountain safety and route planning in the Alps
Date: 17-21 July 2019, further dates available on request
Durée du Stage: 5 days
Taille du groupe: Max 6 par groupe
Coût €300 p.p.(course only)

 

Aperçu

Over the course of five days, we develop the skills you need to safely navigate the mountain environment in the summer, and plan multi-day expeditions.

The course will be a mix of practical exercises and classroom based theory, culminating in a 2 day expedition staying at a mountain refuge. Expect to cover such areas as navigation, ropework, mountain hazards, weather, route & expedition planning.

Le Contenu des Stages
  • Navigation – map-reading, use of compass/altimeter/apps, relocation
  • Route-planning– single and multi-day hikes.
  • Packing for an expedition – what to bring to make sure you are never caught out.
  • Mountain environment – weather, hazards, safety procedures, flora&fauna
  • Emergency procedures – know what to do if things do go wrong
  • Leadership – group management

 

 

Informations pratiques

À qui s'adresse le cours?  The course is suitable for regular hill walkers as well as those new to the pursuit, and anyone wishing to improve their understanding of hiking in the mountains, from day walks in the UK to planning your own Tour du Mont Blanc.

How fit do I need to be? In general, you should be comfortable walking up to 6 hours over moderate terrain with a pack, however we tailor each trip to the participants, so if you have any concerns please do get in touch!

Coûts additionnels: The cost of the course will be €300 per person, this is for the course only. It does not include accommodation (see below), food and transport costs. 

Hébergement: Il n'y a pas de pénurie d'hôtels et d'appartements de qualité aux Deux Alpes pendant les mois d'été. La station s'adresse à tout, du budget à l'hébergement de luxe. Cependant, si vous avez du mal à trouver quelque chose qui vous convient, veuillez nous contacter.

The last night (night 4) will be spent in a mountain refuge. The price of this will be in the region €60 including evening meal and breakfast.

Se rendre aux Deux Alpes: The easiest way to get to Les Deux Alpes is by car. If flying, Lyon and Geneva airports offer a good selection of reasonably priced car hire options. Turin airport is also an opion, but flights here areoten fairly limited. Drive time from Lyon Airport is roughly 1hr45 and from Geneva Airport around 2hr45.

Il est possible de prendre une navette depuis les aéroports de Lyon et de Genève jusqu'à la gare routière de Grenoble. Ils fonctionnent environ toutes les heures et coûtent entre 10 et 30 €. De Grenoble, il y a un service de bus local très bon marché vers la station. Cependant, ce service ne fonctionne qu'une ou deux fois par jour. Pour plus d'informations, voir https://www.transisere.fr .

Si vous éprouvez des difficultés à organiser le transport, veuillez nous contacter!

Réservation

Pour plus d'informations ou pour réserver le cours, veuillez nous contacter à bookings@whitemarmotte.com.