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2 Days Winter Mountaineering Course in Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria

2 Days Winter Mountaineering Course in Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria2 Days Winter Mountaineering Course in Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria2 Days Winter Mountaineering Course in Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria


The main goal of this course is to teach you to respect and love the mountain and to learn how to move safely in winter conditions

Details

Location

( 41.764141 N, 23.401566 E )
  • 98 €  88 €

  • 2700 m

  • Easy
    French Alpine Grade ()

    Physical Endurance

    Easy (5-8 hours)

  • 2 days

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2 Days Winter Mountaineering Course in Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria

Mountaineering can be a hobby or a sport, the most important thing being the love for the mountain, its understanding and friendship between those who go there. Usually we go to the mountains with the majour idea of climbing their peaks, however this is not always the case. In Bulgaria it is widely accepted to call the highest form of mountaineering alpinism. However alpinism is rather a sport activity and is mainly related to climbing remote alpine peaks with the help of specialized climbing equipment. The idea of this course is to teach you to respect and love the mountain and above all to be able to go there safely during the winter.




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Vihren’s North Face as seen from Djamdjiev Ridge


Purpose of the training:

- Getting to know alpine gear;
- Basic knots;
- Technique for moving on snowy and icy slopes with crampons and ice axes;
- Using natural belays, belaying with mountaineering axe and snow anchors;
- Falling and self-arest;
- Technique for moving on snow ridges, mixed terrain, including snow, ice and rock, and traversing steep slopes;
- Avalanche danger zones, valuating the risks and snow conditions, rules for crossing sections with high avalanche danger;
- How to make snow trail, moving as a group;
- Snow shelter and bivouac;
- Simuli climbing;
- How to choose the proper equipment for winter mountain (novelties and recommendations for brands and models);
- Preliminary research and preparation before going on a winter hike or climb.




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How to choose the proper route

Prices

Per person for minimum 2 clients - 196 €  176 €

Per person for minimum 4 clients - 98 €  88 €

Per person for minimum 3 clients - 131 €  118 €

The group is maximum 6 people.

The Price Includes

- 1 or 2 instructors;
- General alpine equipment necessary for the course.

The Price Does Not Include

- Food;
- Transport to Shiligarnika or Bunderishka polyana;
- Mountain health insurance;
- Personal alpine equipment – harness, ice axe, helmet, crampons and carabiners.
- 2 nights at Vihren Hut.




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В снежната пещера

Itinerary

Day 1:

The group will gather at 9 p.m. at Vihren Hut. Climbing gear and equipment will be checked.


Day 2:

Venue: Vihren hut and nearby

Area description: Climbing up to 3-4th grade on 10-15 meters high rocks.

Duration of the practical exercises: At about 8-10 hours. Early morning start at 7.00 a.m.

Practice: basic knots and ways to tie to the rope which are appropriate for traverses and easy winter ascents, acquainting with the climbing gear, moving on snowy and icy slopes with axe and crampons, easy rock climbing with crampons and axe and organizing a bivouac in a snow cave.

Theory: winter mountain risks (types of avalanches, avalanche danger slopes and how to safely pass them), how to choose what kind of equipment to take with you on winter climbs (shoes, gloves, clothes, snowshoes, axe, crampons, etc.).




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Early in the morning on Djamdjiev Ridge


Day 3:

Venue: Vihren hut - Djamdjiev Ridge - Vihren hut.

Description: Climbing up to 3d grade mainly on 5 meter rock steps.

Duration of the practical exercises: At about 8-10 hours. Early morning start at 5.00 a.m.

Practice: moving on snowy and icy slopes with ice axe and crampons, belays and belaying in winter conditions, simuli climbing and self-arrest techniques.

Theory: how to estimate potential danger and choose a safe route when passing avalanche risk slopes and moving on rocky ridges.

The group will leave late in the afternoon.

Best Season

January, February & March

Experience

- More than 6 hours summer treks with some technical difficulty;
- Very good physical condition.




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Personal Equipment

- 40-litre rucksack;
- Mountaineering boots - warm and suitable for crampons;
- Down or Thermolite jacket;
- Gaiters (with a strap under the boot);
- Crampons with anti-balling system;
- Mountaineering ice axe (or ice climbing tool);
- Telescopic ski poles;
- Lightweight and comfortable climbing harness + cow`s-tail with screw-gate karabiner;
- Head torch with new batteries;
- Lightweight helmet;
- Warm socks (+ spare pair);
- Carline-type thermal T-shirt, avoid using cotton as it absorbs moisture and dries slowly;
- Polar fleece sweater;
- Carline-type or stretch polar fleece leggings;
- Waterproof jacket (with hood) and over-trousers (Gore Tex);
- Hat or headband;
- Balaclava;
- Sunglasses;
- Ski goggles;
- Pair of lightweight gloves;
- Pair of warm gloves or mittens;
- High SPF sun cream;
- 1-litre insulated water bottle;
- Snack food;
- Snowshoes (only if all people in the group have such).




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On Djamdjiev Ridge

Recommendations

The course is appropriate for:

1. Mountaineers (hikers) who have solid summer experience and would like to walk safely in winter conditions and make easy technical climbs on ridges / traverses with longer duration and on mixed snowy-rocky to icy terrain.

- Musala - Trionite Traverse
- Peak Zlia Zub
- Dobrila - Botev Traverse
- The Full Malyovitsa Traverse
- Vihren Peak via Djamdjiev Ridge
- Peak Dvuglav

2. People who plan to climb easy technical peaks with higher altitude abroad:

- Mont Blanc via Gouter Route
- Grossglokner




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Mixed climbing

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2 Days Winter Mountaineering Course in Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria

   Dates Guide Price per Person Availability
   6 - 7 Jan 2018 D. Koleshev 98 €  88 €
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   13 - 14 Jan 2018 R. Stamenov 98 €  88 €
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   17 - 18 Feb 2018 D. Koleshev 98 €  88 €
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   17 - 18 Mar 2018 D. Koleshev 98 €  88 €
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