A Tale of Two Knots
...Herwig´s many pieces of sound advice will stay with me, I hope making me a saver more competent climber. Here are some of his mantras.
"Take out everything that´s not necessary."
"Be able to see clearely what every piece of equipment is doing."
"Keep your screw gates well and truly screwed."
And: "It´s a good idea not to fall on an alpine tour."...
...The course definetely exceeded our expectaions and, in managment speak, met our objectives. I´d like to thank Allan Hartley for encouraging me to go on the course and Thee AAC UK for the grant, also our thanks to Gabi and her team and Herwig Tobias for giving us such an excellent experience in Austria.
So I´ll end with another piece of advice from Herwig: "sometimes in life, you´ve just got to go for it!"
parts of a very nice feedback letter, written by Hilary Alexandra Elliot
You will be well trained in how to bring up groups to topics like surefootedness, balance and fitness in a methodical skilled way and gain an intensive first aid course.
Based at Braunschweiger Hütte 2759m, designed for fit hill walkers and suitable for those who are interested in a solid foundation for mountaineering. The wonderful scenery of the Ötztaler Alps whets appetite for more.
Once you have tasted the feeling of success when standing on high peaks you will want more! Safe mountaineering requires knowledge of the alpine surrounding, physical fitness and regular practice of rope technique, climbing skills and rescue procedures.
Make the step onto real rock! The focus of this week is to develop a solid foundation in core rock climbing techniques. At the end of the course you should be a competent and self reliant lead climber in easy alpine routes.
Different categories of via ferratas are located close to Innsbruck, making it possible to have a varied and informative course. Learn all about equipment, technique and tactics on via ferratas. Stay in comfort near the town, with venues easy to reach with our minibus.