Snowshoeing trip!

Hi All,

I went on my very first snowshoeing trip few weeks ago and LOVED it! So I thought next time some of you may like to join me!?

The plan is to explore with snowshoes the accessible and beautiful mountains range of Upper Styria or Lower Austria (location depends on weather and snow conditions).

With snowshoes we can move along often where no one else is and even venture off trail to explore forests, away from the crowds that make up the ski slope scene.

You need NO previous snowshoeing experience and snowshoes/poles are provided! However, the ‘way up’ the mountains can be tough so you need to be reasonably fit and used to walk up hill. You will also need hiking boots covering your ankles!

We will be guided by Yannick, experienced and qualified guide from Trekking Austria - www.trekkingaustria.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here further information - please read carefully:

We will leave Vienna at 7:30am and return at 19:30 latest
Walking time: 4-6 hours
Vertical height: between 700m and 1200m
Difficulty: easy/moderate
Price: 50,- €/person (min. 7, max. 8 people)

What’s included:
• English speaking, experienced & knowledgeable guide
• Snowshoes and poles
• Free Vienna pick-up & drop off (in 9 seats van)

Price does NOT include:
• Food and drink (please bring packed lunch and drinks)
• Mountain rescue insurance

Registration & payment:
• A deposit of 25,- EUR/person is due by Tuesday 29th January. Bank details will be sent separately to attendees. Booking is not finalized until the deposit is paid
• Remaining balance is due in cash directly on the day at the meeting location.

There is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered full refund of the deposit.

Required items to bring:
□ Warm hat
□ Warm gloves
□ T-shirt
□ Sweater/jacket
□ Mountain trouser, double–layer trouser (ski trousers are ok)
□ Rain jacket
□ Mountain/hiking boots covering your ankles. Your boots must be well broken in before the trip. Please do not let the enjoyment of your trip be severely compromised by blisters!
□ warm socks

In the backpack (medium size - 40 l. max.)
□ Sunglasses
□ Thermos or water bottle
□ Sunblock and lip balm
□ Money (in case we make a break in a hut)
□ Lunch packet, emergency rations (chocolate, candy bars, etc.), personal snack food
□ Personal medications

Extras
□ Rain trouser (to keep the trouser dry)
□ Gaiters
□ Headlamp
□ Toilet paper
□ Plastic bags to store gear inside your and for the waste
□ ID or passport, alpine club membership card, mobile phone, camera
□ Blister treatment. Compeed patches are the best.

Note:
• Check distance, pace and terrain of hike to ensure it is within your fitness level. Contact me before the hike if you have any questions or concerns.
• If you have any health problems that could affect your hiking performance, inform me.
• If you have any known asthma, allergies or hay fever, carry an¬tihistamines. Asthma sufferers should carry their asthma medications or inhalers. Allergy suffers should carry an EpiPen(s) and ensure someone on the hike knows where you carry these. Diabetics should carry their medication.
• Take a spare pair of shoes to change into at the end of the hike or carry plastic bags to protect the car from muddy boots.
• In case you have forgotten parts of your equipment at home, please be so kind as to let me know about it before starting the tour
• The guide will bring along a comprehensive first aid kit on each trip
• Pack light and don't take too much (total weight: 5 - 7 kg)!

For any question, feel free to contact me.

This trip is subject to Trekking Austria Terms and conditions which are available on www.trekkingaustria.com

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  • Juan

    Thank you Manuela for organizing the trip! I really enjoyed it. The trip was wonderful despite the foul weather that we encountered.

    February 3, 2013

  • Robert D. E. S.

    Spectacular scenery and faultless organisation, for that reason it gets a five but sadly I injured my knee on the ascent and my groin on the way down. So think twice if you prone to such things.

    February 3, 2013

  • Manuela

    Thanks Bernard! See you saturday!

    January 29, 2013

  • Bernhard V.

    Hi, thanks for organising! looking forward to it (and have paid the deposit). B.

    January 29, 2013

  • Manuela

    Thanks Antje!

    January 28, 2013

  • Antje

    Hi Manuela, I've just paid the deposit.

    January 27, 2013

  • Manuela

    Hi Johanna, the group is currently full since there is a limit to 8 people (simple because the minivan is 9 seats only so guide + 8 of us). However, feel free to get on the waiting list in case anyone drop out. Thanks for your interest!

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there! This sounds fantastic! I dont know yet tho if if I can join you guys, but just want to check if the group is getting full or if I can wait to sign up? Thanks! /Johanna

    January 24, 2013

  • Manuela

    Hi Avina, happy you can join us! We will drive in 9 seats car/minivan, it is all arranged by Trekking Austria and transport is included in the price. We just need to meet at 7:30am at Sport Eybl shop. I will send over in the next few days bank details so we can pay the deposit. If you have further queries, feel free to contact me. Look forward to meeting you!

    Ciao
    Manuela

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Manuela - thank you so much for organizing this! My husband Sebastian and I are really looking forward.

    How are we getting to the mountain? Train, car?

    Thanks!
    Avina

    January 24, 2013

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