Alpine Club Vienna: Hiking in Austria

Winter practice on 26 January 2020

organized by Mateusz Żółtak  contact organizer

Title :
Winter practice
Date :
Sun 26.01.2020
Type of event :
Hike, 1 day
Organized by :
Mateusz Żółtak
Description :

Most of us never used in practice snow-related skills we had learned on courses (e.g. arresting in snow, avalanche search, building snow anchors or pulley systems). On one hand it's good - it means we hike safely. On the other hand it creates a risk of forgetting what we learned. This event is to assure we don't forget.


  • This event is not a course. If you need one, AV organizes two winter courses in English:
  • Snow-related skills are important not only for hardcore mountainers. Think about your activities in 2019. If you crossed a glacier or larger snowfield at least once, it means it would be good to practice arresting in snow.

As every year we will go next to the Otto Haus and spend a whole day playing in snow.

What we will exactly practice will depend on the group. Arresting in snow and avalanche search are a must, everything else is flexible.


Technical requirements :
T1, I can move myself surefootedly on trails and narrow foot-paths
Physical requirements :
K2, 4-7 hours / day; up and down
Duration in hours and
elevation gain :
Max. altitude in metres :
Equipment :
helmet, harness, ice-axe, crampons
Transport Details :

Car to the Rax Seilbahn, then the cable car up.

Max participants :
Registration until :
Map :
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