ALTER SPORT – WINTER EXCURSIONS

 

SNOWSHOEING

A snowshoe is footwear for walking over the snow. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person's foot does not sink completely into the snow, a quality called "flotation".

Equipment you get: snowshoes, poles
Must-have: hiking boots, warm clothing

Half day trip

 

SKI TOURING

Ski touring is an activity where long distances are covered on skis. Typically touring is done on trails which are not maintained, and without any mechanical lifts to get up hills. Tours can often extend over a period of more than one day. Typically, skis, bindings, and boots allow for free movement of the heel to enable a walking pace, as in Nordic, and unlike in Alpine skiing.

Equipment you get: Touring Skis, boots, poles, skins
Must-have: hiking clothing, backpacks, gloves

Half day trip

 


ICE CANYONING

Canyoningis traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling.

Equipment you get: crampons, helmet, harness
Must-have: hiking clothes, hiking boots, gloves

3 - 4 hours trip

 


ICE CLIMBING

Ice climbing is the activity of ascending inclined ice formations. Usually, ice climbing refers to roped and protected climbing of features such as icefalls, frozen waterfalls, and cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice refrozen from flows of water. For the purposes of climbing, ice can be broadly divided into two spheres, alpine ice and water ice. Alpine ice is found in a mountain environment, usually requires an approach to reach, and is often climbed in an attempt to summit a mountain.


Equipment you get: crampons, harness, helmet
Must-have: hiking clothes, hiking boots, gloves

2 - 3 hours trip

 


WINTER HIKING

Many hikers tend to run from the woods as soon as the first snowflakes begin to fall. However, winter is a great time to hit the trail. Not only are the crowds gone, but many parks show off their true beauty after a fresh snowfall. With just a little more attention to detail beforehand, winter hiking can be safe and enjoyable for anyone.


Equipment you get: hiking poles if necessary crampons, ice ax
Must-have: hiking clothes, hiking boots, backpack

Half day trip

 

 

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