Snow slopes, ridges, and normal routes
Classic mountaineering, by definition, evokes thoughts of large spaces, long ridges, wide slopes, and big names: Bonatti, Cassin, Bonington, Whymper, Balmat, Charlet. These are climbers who made history in mountaineering using more rudimentary equipment but with great adventurous spirit. It is thanks to them that today we have refined specific techniques in order to move on classic mixed terrain in relative safety. On this course we will go through all of these techniques so that by the end you can safely reach easier summits on your own.
(Examples of activities we will go through during the course: Cresta dei Cosmiques, Couloir Chevalier, west ridge at Tour Ronde, Piccolo Paradiso, crevasse recovery maneuvers, progression on glacier …)