Winter Skills Training with Rolfe Oostra
Winter Skills in the Pyrenees
Getting out into the mountains can be a great relief from your daily routine. Whether you are a seasoned mountaineer or a beginner, or just looking for a fun-filled week to get away from the stressors of work and your busy lifestyle!
The Winter Skills trips provided by our friends at 360 Expeditions are designed for all abilities, to enable you to gain the experience and skills needed to tackle larger peaks, or to have an active weekend of fun in the mountains.
Your Guide: Rolfe Oostra
Co-founder & Head Guide of 360 Expeditions, and based in the French Pyrenees, Rolfe has been climbing extensively for over 30 years, building a comprehensive CV across six continents. He has summitted some of the highest and most technical peaks on Earth – including Ama Dablam, Manaslu, Cho Oyu and Everest. He has made notable first alpine ascents in the Andes, Karakoram and Greenland and has established many new rock-climbing routes in Africa, South America and Australia.
It’s fair to say that you would be in safe hands with Rolfe at the wheel!
Skills covered include: snowshoeing, safety in the winter environment, self-arrest techniques, assessing avalanche hazards, navigation basics, ice axe and crampon work on varying terrain and conditions, building snow and ice anchors and belays, moving together over snow and ice, construction of snow holes, weather forecasting, basic ice climbing techniques, and mountain ascent in winter conditions.
Plenty to learn, and lot’s of fun to have!
When and where?
The trip will take place from 26th January – 01st February 2020 in the French Pyrenees.
The trip includes:
– Airport transfers to and from Toulouse
– Rolfe Oostra as your guide for the whole week
– Transfers to and from the mountain base
– Technical equipment (ice axe, harness, crampons and snow shoes)
– Food while on the mountain
– 2 nights of accommodation based on 2 sharing at Papilio guest house with breakfast
– 1 town meal on arrival
– Mountain accommodation
What are you waiting for? Come and join the team in the Pyrenees!