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Experience the Tyrolean Alps while learning and practicing ice, snow and rock techniques.

Our expedition training in Pitztal offers the unique opportunity to experience the imposing three-thousand-meter peaks around the Wildspitze, Tyrol’s second highest mountain, as part of an expedition training without sacrificing comfort (hotel, cable car).

Our expertise

Our experienced mountain guides are experts in expedition. They will teach you proper rope handling, basic rope techniques, crampon techniques, walking and climbing on ice, snow and firn, as well as easy rock climbing up to III difficulty. In addition, you will gain insight into crevasse rescue and learn self-belaying techniques.

Experience that counts

Our mountain guides bring a wealth of expedition experience with them and know exactly what matters. But our course has not only expedition character. We offer comfort and relaxation by spending three nights in a comfortable bed at the Hotel “Vier Jahreszeiten” (****s) in Pitztal.

This course is ideal for those who want to prepare specifically for their first expedition.

We offer this course on fixed dates as a group course with a maximum of 6 participants. Alternatively, we can also run the course on your individual desired date as a private package. The rental equipment is of course included.

Prepare yourself for the adventure of your dreams with our expedition training in Pitztal.

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Experience / Emotion thrilling
Fitness / Struggle sporting
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Highlights:

  • Expedition experienced mountain guides prepare you for your first expedition (IFMGA mountain guides)
  • We tailor the exact program to the performance level of the participants
  • Accommodation “4 Jahreszeiten” (****s) in the Pitztal valley
  • Rental equipment
  • Ascent with Gletscherexpress

Trip dates:

Booking code:-
Minimum members:-
Price per person: 0

The exact course depends on the weather and snow conditions and can be changed by the mountain guide on site if the conditions require it. Likewise, only mountains are climbed, which the mountain guide considers safe according to his personal assessment of the group strength. Thus, a change of the program is possible.

The following itinerary is planned:

Day 1: Meeting point in the afternoon at the Hotel 4 Jahreszeiten in Pitztal in Tyrol. Discussion of the next days and equipment check.

Day 2: Course program, overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Course program, overnight stay in hotel.

Day 4: Course program in the morning, independent departure or extension.

check_circle_outline  Included services:

  • Overall organization and coordination of the program by IFMGA mountain guide
  • Checking the performance level of the guests and development of the individually coordinated program
  • All guides during the 4 days incl.
  • Overnight stay and meals mountain guide
  • 3 nights with half board in the Hotel 4 Jahreszeiten in Pitztal
  • Cable car tickets
  • Rental equipment (crampons, ice axe, rope, harness, carabiners, sling and reef cord material, shovel)
  • Assurances and guarantees of an Austrian tour operator

highlight_off  Services not included:

  • Arrival to the course
  • additional nights before and after the course in Pitztal
  • backpack
  • Crampon proof mountain boots
  • Personal clothing
  • Snack for during the day
  • Drinks
  • Personal insurance

info  General information

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures.

Besides technical and fitness requirements, the high altitude and cold temperatures still pose the largest hurdle.

Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes.

Participation in the expedition lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.

If you are not sure that taking part in an expedition like this is the right thing for you, feel free to contact us on Tel +43 512 204134 or e-mail [email protected] for a personal consultation.

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.

https  Insurance

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) For this journey, the Global Rescue Signature Travel Insurance is suitable. The price of the insurance depends on the trip and the personal data of the traveller. We happily make you an offer after booking or upon request.

To cover search and rescue costs in the mountains, we ask our expedition participants to take out a “medical only”-membership at Global Rescue. This membership can be concluded here before departure: https://ss.globalrescue.com/partner/furtenbach/. Further information are provided after your booking.

language  Entry requirements

Passport  and Visa Regulations

Swiss or EU citizens:

Italy: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 months

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

work  Equipment

The rental equipment is listed under “includes services”. Following your booking we will send you a detailed equipment list. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

insert_chart_outlined  Difficulty / Technique

The tours are visited under the guidance of the mountain guide. During the first day, the performance of the participants is determined during an aptitude tour and, if necessary, the programme is adjusted. 

perm_identity  Physical Fitness

A key success factor in expeditions is being in good shape. Train in the months before the expedition! Several hour climbs with a backpack (approx.. 18 kg) and a max. of 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you.

local_hospital  Health

We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expeditiontraining. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.

payment  Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

directions_run Right of Withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH .

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

until 30 days prior to departure…………………………. 30%
29 – 20 days prior to departure…………………….. 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure…………………….. 70%
9 – 4 days prior to departure………………………… 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours)………100%
on the day of departure………………………………… 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.