Together with our loyal “SPECIAL” UIAGM Guides

Mountaineering and Climbing courses for kids, adolescents and adults

The Engadine is surrounded by some amazing mountains and would be a shame to leave their summer version as mere scenery! Up there we can discover and enjoy all kinds of mountain sports, from hiking to climbing, walking on the glacier and via ferrata. We will spend a night in a mountain refuge and explore the glacier from the inside by dropping down into a crevice! The weeks will be divided according to the age of participants.

The programmes detailed may be subject to variation depending on the weather conditions and participants’ level of preparation. The Guide will choose the different alternatives to guarantee the safety of those taking part.

Mountaineering and Climbing Courses for Kids

For kids aged 4 to 7 and advanced level from 8 to 12

Each course is held by one of our loyal UIAGM qualified Alpine Guides.

Kids and adolescents are divided according to age and technical level.

For the very youngest (from age 6) the course is an introduction to climbing, while for advanced climbers we try to improve their progression technique every day, adding exercises on safety, belaying, double ropes and knot techniques for all levels.

 

Kids’ Camp 4 - 7 years of age:

Fee for 2 afternoons: €120, minimum 4, maximum 6 participants

 

Two afternoons at the Multisport Camps (dates to be decided) spent climbing on the rock faces at Morteratsch.

 

8 to 12 years of age:

Fee for 5 days: €430 (excluding half-board at the mountain refuge), minimum 5, maximum 6 participants

 

Day 1

Presentation of week’s activities

Overview of mountaineering and outdoor equipment (carabiners, ice axe, harness, crampons, compass, etc.)

In the afternoon, climbing try out on rock with attention to rope management and safety.

 

Day 2

Morteratsch rock face with attention to individual progression technique.

 

Day 3

Ascent to Chamanna d’Es-cha at 2,593 m asl and overnight stay in mountain refuge with half-board. Or camping in tents at Lake SAOSEO

 

Day 4

Through the Porta d’Es-cha at 3,007 m asl, descent on Vedret da Porchabella to Bergun at 1,367 m asl (return by train)

 

Day 5

Climbing Lagalb rock face and afternoon picnic with parents

 

 

 

Mountaineering and Climbing Courses for Adolescents

12 to 16 years of age

Each course is held by one of our loyal UIAGM qualified Alpine Guides.

Kids and adolescents are divided according to age and technical level.

For advanced climbers, we try to improve their progression technique every day, adding exercises on safety, belaying, double ropes and knot techniques for all levels.

 

 

12 to 16 years of age

Fee for 5 days: €490 (excluding half-board at the mountain refuge), minimum 5, maximum 6 participants

 

Day 1

Presentation of week’s activities

Overview of mountaineering and outdoor equipment (carabiners, ice axe, harness, crampons, compass, etc.)

In the afternoon, climbing try out on rock face with attention to rope management and safety.

 

Day 2         

Orienteering with notions on how to use map and compass, preparation of excursion with paper and compass and

climbing in the afternoon.

 

Day 3

Excursion on the Morteratsch glacier, roped walk on the glacier and belaying into the crevice

Overnight stay at the Boval mountain refuge at 2,495 m asl with half-board.

 

Day 4

Boval and Diavolezza mountain refuges at 2,978 m asl, ascent along the glacier and then down to the Bernina pass on the ski lift. Return on public transport.

 

Day 5

A day of rock face climbing with attention to climbing technique, afternoon picnic with parents to close

 

 

 

Mountaineering and Climbing Courses for Adolescents

15 to 18 years of age

Each course is held by one of our loyal UIAGM qualified Alpine Guides.

Kids and adolescents are divided according to age and technical level.

For advanced climbers, we try to improve their progression technique every day, adding exercises on safety, belaying, double ropes and knot techniques for all levels.

 

 

15 to 18 years of age

Fee for 5 days: €590 (excluding half-board at the mountain refuge), minimum 5, maximum 6 participants

 

Day 1

Presentation of week’s activities

Overview of mountaineering and outdoor equipment (carabiners, ice axe, harness, crampons, compass, etc.)

In the afternoon, climbing try out on rock with attention to rope management and safety.

 

Day 2

Via ferrata on Piz Trovat, ascent by cable car to Diavolezza and then up the via ferrata

 

Day 3

Ascent to Chamanna d’Es-cha at 2,593 m asl and overnight stay in mountain refuge with half-board.

 

Day 4

Through the Porta d’Es-cha at 3,007 m asl, descent on Vedret da Porchabella to Bergun at 1,367 m asl (return by train)

 

Day 5

Climbing on Lagalb rock face with attention to individual progression technique and picnic with families in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Mountaineering and Climbing Courses for Adults

Activities for Adults

Each course is held by one of our loyal UIAGM qualified Alpine Guides.

For advanced climbers, we try to improve their progression technique every day, adding exercises on safety, belaying, double ropes and knot techniques for all levels.

 

For Adults

Mini Introductory Course to mountaineering:

A weekend dedicated to mountaineering, two days to learn the basics for moving in the mountains. Learn to use crampons on ice and rock, find out how to rope up and how to help a companion in the event of a fall into a crevice, and how to use an ice axe.

Including a climb that will put into practice everything you have learnt.

 

Climbing course

(Over one or two weekends)

Climbing is the best sport there is, it’s good for the mind and body, a bit like yoga. During the course, you will learn the basics linked to moving vertically, managing your fears and also safety basics (like roping up, how to use the equipment and roping your partner)

 

Classic Bernina and Palù climbs

For those who already have mountain-related experience, we offer classic climbs in the local area, from Piz Kesch to Piz Palù, from Bernina to the harder climbs on the Palù/Bernina massif

 

Rock face climbing

 

Our “Special” Guides organises rock face climbs that teach climbing technique, safety and equipment management. When out, particular attention will be paid to training for individual progression on different kinds of rock faces: slabs, vertical faces and overhanging walls.

 

We will visit the various faces in the Engadine, namely:

  • Plaun da Lej
  • Surlej
  • Morteratsch
  • Tinnergarten
  • La Galb

Climbing WITH NO OVERNIGHT STAY for kids taking part in the Multisport Camps

For beginner climbers

Even kids who don’t need to stay over at Celerina can take part in our climbing weeks!
Departure with the overnight kids, morning activities, picnic lunch, afternoon activities and return to the hotel mid-afternoon where they can enjoy free time with the other kids until dinner time.

CAMP WITH OVERNIGHT STAY

FULL IMMERSION

Residential one-week “Mountains for Beginners” camp, learning all about the mountains and related activities. Accommodation in the Speciale Chalet in Celerina or at the Hotel Bernina, with full-board and picnics.
Rooms with 2, 4 or 6 beds and shared bathroom.
Traditional Italian cuisine, and cleaning of rooms and shared spaces on a rota basis.
On request, we can collect and return kids to Milan with our VW minibuses.

Mountaineering and Climbing courses for kids, adolescents and adults

 

 

Scopri di più

HALF DAY

120
euro
Two afternoons or two mornings at the Multisport Camps (dates to be decided) from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm approx. or from 1.30 to 4.30 pm with meet up at the Speciale Chalet in Celerina. Minimum 4, maximum 6 participants

WEEK for 8 to 12 year olds

430
euro
Monday to Friday (excluding half-board at the mountain refuge) minimum 5, maximum 6 participants, no overnight stay

WEEK for 12 to 16 year olds

490
euro
Monday to Friday (excluding half-board at the mountain refuge) minimum 5, maximum 6 participants, no overnight stay

WEEK for 15 to 18 year olds

590
euro
Monday to Friday (excluding half-board at the mountain refuge) minimum 5, maximum 6 participants, no overnight stay

WEEK

Listino del corso prescelto più 250 € per la pensione completa
euro
with overnight stay

ONE DAY 1 participant

450
euro
9.30 am to 4.30 pm with meet up at the Speciale Chalet in Celerina

ONE DAY 2 participants

230
euro
Cost per participant 9.30 am to 4.30 pm with meet up at the Speciale Chalet in Celerina

ONE DAY 3 participants

160
euro
Cost per participant 9.30 am to 4.30 pm with meet up at the Speciale Chalet in Celerina

ONE DAY 4 participants

130
euro
Cost per participant 9.30 am to 4.30 pm with meet up at the Speciale Chalet in Celerina

ONE DAY 5 participants

100
euro
Cost per participant 9.30 am to 4.30 pm with meet up at the Speciale Chalet in Celerina

ONE DAY 6 participants

90
euro
Cost per participant 9.30 am to 4.30 pm with meet up at the Speciale Chalet in Celerina
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