• Winter Mountaineering Courses

WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

Learn and practise the neccesary skills to move confortly in winter mountains with autonomy and safety. Develop confidence to walk all year round.Winter Mountaineering Courses in Madrid, Pyreenes, Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada!


Qualified Instructors

All our guides are qualified instructors in mountain sports , rock climbing and canyoning.

Insurance Included

Activities and courses are conducted with liability insurance and accident insurance included.

Material Approved

The technical equipment meets the standards of mandatory certification.

Technical gear Included

Patagonica provides individual and collective material for activities and courses.


Introduction Winter Mountaineering

INTRODUCTION TO WINTER MOUNTAINEERING (MADRID)

Venture with us in the winter mountaineering world. This course will introduce you to the technical skills to tackle winter ‘scrambling’ type terrain, the correct handling of crampons and ice axe, self-arrest maneuvers and the risks of ice and snow in the mountains.
  • Specific gear for Winter mountaineering.
  • Ice axe self-arrest in different snow slopes.
  • Movement skills using ice axe and crampons in ascent and descent.
  • Winter weather conditions.
  • Nyvology and Avalanches.
  • Security techniques. A.R.V.A (Transceiver), shovel and probe.
  • All weekends from December to May.
  • From Mon to Fri: 10% discount.
  • Sierra de Guadarrama - Madrid.
  • Sierra Nevada - Granada (ask us).
  • Aragón - Pyreenes (ask us).
  • Clothing suitable for winter mountaineering (Consult us).
  • Hiking boots, ideally rigid or semi-rigid.
  • Winter gloves and hat. Sunglasses or Ski goggles.
  • Suncream.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Rucksack (minimum 30 litres).
  • Personal toiletries, medications.
  • Water (minimum 1,5 l) snack food (nuts, energy bars).
  • Mobile phone and camera.
  • Extra clothes to leave in the car.
  • Ice axe and crampons if you have.
  • Qualified mountain instructor.
  • Personal gear: Ice axe, crampons, Helmet, harness.
  • Group equipment: First aid kit, maps, compass, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Accident and liavility Insurance.
  • Not included: Meals, drinks, transportation (consult us).
  • The group can be created by individual participants.
  • Small groups - ratio 1:6.
  • Bigger groups phone for details or contact us.
Participants Price/person
1 210 €
2 160 €
3-6 90 €
Advanced winter mountaineering

ADVANCED WINTER MOUNTAINEERING

This course will develop the skills required to tackle winter ‘scrambling’ type terrain and to extend the techniques learned in the first level, technical fields and ascent with more commitment. Introducing the rope and security elements in snow, like stakes, ice and snow anchors or ice screws.
  • Material de alpinismo (cuerdas, arneses, aparatos de aseguramiento, anclas y estacas de nieve, tornillos de hielo…)
  • Técnicas avanzadas de piolet y crampones. Piolet tracción y puntas frontales.
  • Aseguramientos en nieve y hielo. Piolet- bota, piolet- cadera, piolet enterrado.
  • Anclajes y reuniones en terreno nevado.
  • Progresión en terreno mixto.
  • Progresión encordados en ensamble y a largos.
  • Rápel en reuniones de nieve y hielo (setas de nieve, abalakovs o puentes de hielo)
  • All weekends from December to May.
  • From Mon to Fri: 10% discount.
  • Sierra de Guadarrama - Madrid.
  • Sierra Nevada - Granada.
  • Aragón - Pyreenes.
  • Clothing suitable for winter mountaineering (Consult us).
  • Hiking boots, ideally rigid or semi-rigid.
  • Winter gloves and hat. Sunglasses or Ski goggles.
  • Suncream.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Rucksack (minimum 30 litres).
  • Personal toiletries, medications.
  • Water (minimum 1,5 l) snack food (nuts, energy bars).
  • Mobile phone and camera.
  • Extra clothes to leave in the car.
  • Ice axe and crampons if you have.
  • Qualified mountain guide.
  • Personal gear: Ice axe, crampons, Helmet, harness.
  • Group equipment: First aid kit, maps, compass, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Accident and liavility Insurance.
  • Not included: Meals, drinks, transportation (consult us).
  • The group can be created by individual participants.
  • Small groups - ratio 1:4.
  • Bigger groups phone for details or contact us.
Participants Price/person
1 230 €
2 135 €
2-4 115 €
GPS de Montaña

GPS TRAINING COURSE

How to get the fullest advantage of your global positioning system to enjoy a quiet and safe day in the mountain, to know how to get out of a thick fog or the latest trends in geocaching are some of the course contents.
  • Advantages and limitations of GPS units.
  • Setting up, how to change the settings of your GPS.
  • Setting routes and Navigating.
  • Creating waypoints and making a route.
  • Making a track of where I am walking.
  • What is geocaching and how do I do it?.
  • All weekends from December to May.
  • From Mon to Fri: 10% discount.
  • Sierra de Guadarrama - Madrid.
  • Sierra Nevada - Granada.
  • Aragón - Pyreenes.
  • Clothing suitable for winter mountaineering (Consult us).
  • Hiking boots, ideally rigid or semi-rigid.
  • Winter gloves and hat. Sunglasses or Ski goggles.
  • Suncream.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Rucksack (minimum 30 litres).
  • Personal toiletries, medications.
  • Water (minimum 1,5 l) snack food (nuts, energy bars).
  • Mobile phone and camera.
  • Extra clothes to leave in the car.
  • Ice axe and crampons if you have.
  • Qualified mountain guide.
  • Personal gear: Ice axe, crampons, Helmet, harness.
  • Group equipment: First aid kit, maps, compass, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Accident and liavility Insurance.
  • Not included: Meals, drinks, transportation (consult us).
  • The group can be created by individual participants.
  • Small groups - ratio 1:8.
  • Bigger groups phone for details or contact us.
Participants Price/person
1 89 €
2 55 €
3 45 €
4-8 35 €
Progresión en glaciar y rescate en grietas

PROGRESSION IN GLACIER AND CREVASSE RESCUE

Learn the necessary to progress on glacial terrain and perform the rescue techniques of victims falling into cracks. Course especially designed for people doing their first trips to massifs like Alps or Andes, where crossing glaciers is always necessary before the Ascension.
  • Glacier Morphology and snow behavior.
  • Glacier Tie-in, roped team of two or more.
  • Crevasse Rescue techniques.
  • Ascending the rope in self-rescue.
  • Crossing a bergschrund or crack on a snow slope.
  • How to design a Glacier route.
  • All weekends from December to May.
  • From Mon to Fri: 10% discount.
  • Sierra de Guadarrama - Madrid.
  • Sierra Nevada - Granada.
  • Aragón - Pyreenes.
  • Clothing suitable for winter mountaineering (Consult us).
  • Hiking boots, ideally rigid or semi-rigid.
  • Winter gloves and hat. Sunglasses or Ski goggles.
  • Suncream.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Rucksack (minimum 30 litres).
  • Personal toiletries, medications.
  • Water (minimum 1,5 l) snack food (nuts, energy bars).
  • Mobile phone and camera.
  • Extra clothes to leave in the car.
  • Ice axe and crampons if you have.
  • Qualified mountain guide.
  • Personal gear: Ice axe, crampons, Helmet, harness.
  • Group equipment: First aid kit, maps, compass, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Accident and liavility Insurance.
  • Not included: Meals, drinks, transportation (consult us).
  • The group can be created by individual participants.
  • Small groups - ratio 1:6.
  • Bigger groups phone for details or contact us.
Participants Price/person
1 240 €
2 140 €
3-6 99 €
Arva pala y sonda

A.R.V.A

Basic and essential device for the XXI century mountaineer. Stay one step ahead avalanches and acquire the knowledge required for proper use of avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe. Course designed especially for backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and mountaineers.
  • Nivology and snow behavior.
  • How to avoid snow avalanches.
  • Specific avalanche rescue equipment.Transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Snow testing to know the snowpack.
  • Performance and progression in susceptible avalanche terrain.
  • Using the transceiver, shovel and probe in avalanche victims search.
  • Coordination, search and rescue of avalanche victims.
  • All weekends from December to May.
  • From Mon to Fri: 10% discount.
  • Sierra de Guadarrama - Madrid.
  • Sierra Nevada - Granada.
  • Aragón - Pyreenes.
  • Clothing suitable for winter mountaineering (Consult us).
  • Hiking boots, ideally rigid or semi-rigid.
  • Winter gloves and hat. Sunglasses or Ski goggles.
  • Suncream.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Rucksack (minimum 30 litres).
  • Personal toiletries, medications.
  • Water (minimum 1,5 l) snack food (nuts, energy bars).
  • Mobile phone and camera.
  • Extra clothes to leave in the car.
  • Ice axe and crampons if you have.
  • Qualified mountain guide.
  • Personal gear: Ice axe, crampons, Helmet, harness.
  • Group equipment: First aid kit, maps, compass, avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe.
  • Accident and liavility Insurance.
  • Not included: Meals, drinks, transportation (consult us).
  • The group can be created by individual participants.
  • Small groups - ratio 1:6.
  • Bigger groups phone for details or contact us.
 
Participants Price/person
1 120 €
2 79 €
3-6 59 €
Design your own course

Design your own course

We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply give us a call to discuss your requirements.

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