self-rescue manoeuvres on glaciers

self-rescue manoeuvres on glaciers

Day dedicated to all rope manoeuvres in glacial terrain. Knots, how to tie in the rope, crevasse rescue, make belays on the snow/ice

Informazioni aggiuntive

This day is dedicated to all the peolple who whant to learn how to travel on the glacier with the rope and what to do in case of falling into a crevasse.

Topics we will cover during the day: nodology and tying, rope management in glacier progression, recovery from crevasse, belays on the snow/ice, pulleys. The day will be on a glacier at about 3600 m of elevation, that we will reach with the help of lifts.


Indicative program

  • Trip to de defined location (Alagna Valsesia, Gressoney or other)

  • purchase of the lift's ticket and walking up to the glacier

  • manouvers on the glacier

  • back to the valley with the last lift in the afternoon


100 per person, at least of 4 people per course

The fee includes: Course organisation, accompaniment and teaching by an Alpine Guide, teaching materials and all necessary equipment for the course, accident insurance.


The fee does not include: travel costs, food and accommodation, cable cars (also for the Guide) extras and everything that is not included in the "fee" item. The expenses of the Guide will be divided among the participants.

The proposals reported are indicative of a general program. They may undergo variations at the sole discretion of the Mountain Guide depending on weather and snow conditions or other variables.


Some of the material will be provided by the Guide, some must be had or rented on site. We kindly ask you to inform the organizer of the outing in advance if you already have some of the material and which one, so as to facilitate the organization of the day.

Material we provide:

  • Helmet

  • harness

  • ropes

  • carabiners

  • slings

  • ice axes (based on the number of participants)

  • crampons (based on the number of participants)

Material that we do not supply and must therefore be rented in a shop:

  • Waterproof trekking/mountaineering boots

  • ice ax and crampons (if sold out by the Guide based on the number of participants)

Recommended clothing and equipment:

  • minimum category 3 sunglasses

  • buff hat and neck warmer

  • 2 pairs of gloves, we will be putting our hands in the snow so it is useful to have a spare dry one

  • windstopper and Gore-tex jacket or similar

  • down jacket

  • breathable fleece and t-shirt

  • softshell trousers for mountaineering

  • backpack 20-30 liters

  • thermos or water (1 L) depending on the expected temperature

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