Ski-tour "Classic". Khibiny Mountains | Russia

 

Classical ski-tour program for experienced riders in Khibiny Mountains, Russia. Considerable volume of ski-tour ascents, radical relief and non-decorative freeride. Included the climb to the highest peak of Khibiny Yuduchvumchorr Mount; descent in Orlinuy Couloir, night at the mountain hostel. Snowmobile support for far located slopes is included too. There is no day of rest in the program. A week is organized in best way to rotate ski-tour and practise days. Amount of lectures is minimised. Instead of lectures - short practical advises during the program. Common conception of program stays invariable - small but chipper group, adequacy, environmental friendliness and enjoyment in all conditions

Dates:

February 17-23, Khibiny

March 3-9, Khibiny

March 24-30, Khibiny

 

Professional level of participants and rules of group forming

 

The program supposes confident skiers and skilful splitboarders who have

an experience in off-piste skiing, skills of work with ski-tour and avalanche equipment. 

 

The number of participants is limited. 5 clients + 1 guide.

 

Nothing personal, it’s necessary to form a group with just about the same level. Participants should have enough skills for safe and pleasant free ride in our mountains. That’s why requests can be turned aside. 

 

A level of participant considered sufficient if it’s easy for him:

  • make a descent along the lift in own temp, without falls and stops (vertical drop 400 m)

  • make a 10-15 km walk or ski-tour in average speed

 

Program

 

A week of ski-tour and freeride. The itineraries will be corrected every day according to the weather and snow conditions. 5 days of ascents and descents from the Vud’yavrchorr, Tahtarvumchorr, Yuduchvumchorr, Poachvumchorr, Lovchorr Mounts. 2 days of skiing in the area of ski resorts for rest and practical trainings. 

 

Climbing and descent from the highest peak - Yuduchvumchorr Mount (1200 m.). Snowmobiles will be utilized for access. Night at the mountain hostel Ramzay-Sever with the hot shower, breakfast and dinner. 

 

Intensity - in average two ascents and descents a day in ski-tour day. Freeride in ski resorts area is limited only by energy of participants and schedule of ski resorts. 

 

Practise topics:

 

  • training algorithm of search injured in avalanche

  • organization of rappelling to the start of descent line

Price: 520 EUR

Accommodation, transfer and meals

are not included

 

List of equipment for ski-tour program:

 

1. Ski-tour kit: 

- ski or split-board

- ski-tour binding

- ski-tour crampons

- climbing skins

- folding ski pole

 

2. Avalanche kit: 

- avalanche beacon

- avalanche probe

- shovel

 

3. First-aid kit

- bandage - 2 pieces

- adhesive plaster

- painkillers

- isothermal blanket

 

4. Individual equipment repair kit

- multitool

- reinforced adhesive tape

- cord 2-5 м

 

5. Backpack 30-45 L

 

6. Helmet

 

7. Ski mask

 

8. Sunglasses

 

9. Headlamp

 

10. Thermos

 

11. Spare warm clothes (down jacket or vest)

 

12. Spare ski gloves

 

13. Climbing harness

 

14. Carabiners - 2 pieces