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Touring Monkeys (the “Organiser”) legally operates under Spofibo GmbH, an outdoor event company registered in Switzerland. Touring Monkeys (the “Organiser”) provides organised activities (the “Events”) to interested individuals (the “Participant”).

By booking or participating in an event, the Participant confirms that he/she has read, understood and agrees to the Terms and Conditions: https://touringmonkeys.com/terms-and-conditions .

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TERMS OF PAYMENT

The full amount has to be paid upon booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If the Participant cancels his/her booking:

- 30 days prior to the Event start date, a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the Event cost applies.

- Less than 30 days prior to the Event start date, a cancellation fee equivalent to 100% of the Event cost applies.

The Participant can sell his/her booking to another interested party who meets the fitness requirements of the particular Event. In this case, the Organiser is entitled to an Administration Fee of CHF 30.

The Organiser reserves the right to cancel any Event for any reason whatsoever. In the event of cancellation by the Organiser, the Participant will be offered an alternative Event or a full refund. However, this will not apply for cancellations due to force majeure; (adverse weather conditions, war, strikes, earthquake, flooding, epidemic, etc). The Participant is responsible to have adequate insurance to cover these circumstances.

EVENT CHANGES AND CANCELLATION BY THE ORGANISER

The Participant is aware that the conduct of outdoor events depends on uncontrollable external factors particularly weather conditions. In this regard, the Organiser has the full right to change the itinerary prior to or during the Event or to cancel as deemed necessary for reasons of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for the health, safety, enjoyment, or comfort of the Participants of the Event. Any changes are at the discretion of the Organiser.

COVID RESTRICTIONS

No COVID certificate is required for Touring Monkeys outdoor activities. However, some of our events imply meals, overnight stays or travels that might require a certificate. It is the participant's responsibility to check the current measures in place and do the necessary before the event start.

You can check the Swiss current measures and ordinances here: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/massnahmen-des-bundes.html

Upcoming events (4+)

Snowshoeing & Navigation course by the Mythen

Hotel Restaurant Brunni

CHF 80.00

Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up: https://touringmonkeys.com/events/snowshoeing-and-navigation-course-mythen-january-2022
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With today's technology, it has become so easy to spend time in the mountains without any navigation skills. All the apps and modern tools that now exist are amazing and it would be a shame not to use them, however, it's also really important to be able to be in the mountains without them.

During this snowshoe hike by the famous and stunning Mythen, the focus will be on learning or getting a refresher about how to use basic navigation tools: map, compass, features around us...

What's the plan?
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We will meet at 09.00 at Brunni SZ, Rest. Brunni bus stop. The focus of the day will be to improve your navigation skills. For that, the day will be split into stages, alternating walking times and various activities.

Stage 1: Introduction of the navigation tools
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Learn to read the map with its main features and legend, plan our itinerary, understand the compass.

Stage 2: Where am I?
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Locate yourself on the map using features around you.

Stage 3: What is around me?
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Knowing where you are on the map, identify the summits and other features around you using your map and compass. Learn to read your surrounding landscape.

Stage 4: Find your way without visibility
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Using our compass and azimuth bearings, we will play some games to practice having to move on a terrain without any visibility (snow, fog...).

Technical information
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-WT2 hike
-12km
-630m ascent/ 630m descent

No previous snowshoeing experience needed.

How to get there?
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If you are traveling by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
-Zürich HB 07:43 - 08:52 Brunni SZ, Rest. Brunni (via Wädenswil and Einsiedeln)
-Brunni SZ, Rest. Brunni 17:31 - 18:48 Zürich HB (via Einsiedeln and Wädenswil) - depending on what time the event finishes

Kit list
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Must have:
-Winter hiking boots
-Snowshoes and poles (can be rented out - see "Equipment rental" section)
-Pen, pencil and/or highlighter
-Small backpack with waterproof cover
-Quick-dry t-shirt
-Fleece
-Down jacket
-Waterproof jacket
-Hiking or skiing trousers
-Warm hat
-Thin gloves
-Thick gloves
-Sunglasses
-Head lamp
-Water
-Packed lunch

Nice to have:
-Compass if you have your own
-Thermal bottle with tea
-Snacks

Equipment rental
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You have the possibility to rent snowshoes and poles for an additional CHF 15.

Pricing
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The price for this event is CHF 80.

Included in price:
-Hot drink and croissant at arrival
-Day snowshoe hike with a mountain leader
-Navigation course
-Printed A3 map of the area + compass

Not included in price:
-Transport
-Packed lunch
-Snowshoes and poles

Group Size
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Minimum number of participants: 3
Maximum number of participants: 8

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Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up: https://touringmonkeys.com/events/snowshoeing-and-navigation-course-mythen-january-2022

Cross-country skate skiing lesson - Intermediate

Klosters-Serneus

CHF 80.00

Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up: https://touringmonkeys.com/events/cross-country-skate-skiing-lesson-intermediate-3/

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Cross-country skiing is considered one of the healthiest sports. With a little bit of momentum and the use of the poles, almost all muscles of the body are evenly stressed. More than 75 kilometres of skating pistes in Davos Klosters provide boundless variety in a beautiful landscape.

You might have joined our course for beginners before, or have some previous experience, and you’re looking to practice more and improve your technique.

In this 2-hour lesson, you will refresh the basics of cross-country skate skiing, practice, and learn new skills.

This event is led by Otto van Andel, cross-country skiing instructor.

What’s the plan?
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Meet Otto at Diethelmpromenade car park (5 min walk from the train station Klosters Platz) at 09:30. The course finishes around 11:30 am.

Requirements
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No previous cross-country skiing experience needed.

How to get there
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If you are traveling by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:

-Zurich HB 07:07 – 08:59 Klosters Platz (via Landquart) if you need to rent the equipment, or Zurich HB 07:38 – 09:26 Klosters Platz (via Landquart) if you bring your equipment
-Klosters Platz 11:57 – 13:53 Zurich HB (via Landquart)

If you are traveling by car, you can park at the meeting point directly (Diethelmpromenade car park).

Kit list
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Clothing Essentials:
-Base layers
-Leggings or skiing trousers
-Fleece
-Down jacket
-Waterproof jacket
-Sun glasses
-Warm hat
-Buff
-Thin gloves
-Thick gloves

Technical gear (can be rented out – see “Equipment rental”):
-Cross-country skating skis
-Cross-country skating boots
-Cross-country skiing poles

F&B:
-Water
-Snacks

Pharmacy:
-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters and basic medicine

Equipment rental
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You have the possibility to rent the equipment (Nordic Set Skating) at Intersport Andrist, located between the train station and the meeting point. You can book it online in advance.

Pricing
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The price for this 2-hour skate skiing lesson with a certified instructor is CHF 80. This does not include the equipment rental.

If you join another Beginner or Intermediate course for the same person with Touring Monkeys during the same season, you get a CHF 10 discount on the second course. Please contact us to get your voucher code.

Group size
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Min. 3 participants
Max. 6 participants

By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood, and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.
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Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up: https://touringmonkeys.com/events/cross-country-skate-skiing-lesson-intermediate-3/

Moonlight guided snowshoeing, outdoor dinner & Glühwein

Klosters-Serneus

CHF 80.00

Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up: https://touringmonkeys.com/events/moonlight-guided-snowshoeing-outdoor-dinner-gluhwein/

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Snowshoe walking in the night is almost like a fairy tale, so what could be a better way to spend your Saturday night than with a very nice and easy moonlight guided snowshoeing, accompanied by a nice homemade soup, yummy Swiss cheese, and a glass of Glühwein? Let yourself enchant and walk through the sparkling starry winter night through the forest of Monbiel.

This event is led by Otto van Andel, international mountain leader.

What’s the plan
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Meet Otto at 17:45 at Klosters Monbiel Parkplatz. Easy hike through the forest and in the beautiful surrounding valleys, with some breaks for snacks, dinner, and Glühwein. Return to the car park around 22:00 to make sure everyone catches the train.

Technical information
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Distance: approx. 10 km
Ascent / Descent: approx. 350m

Requirements
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To join this moonlight guided snowshoeing event, you need to be a relatively fit hiker. No previous snowshoeing experience needed.

How to get there
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If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:

-Zurich HB 15:38 – 17:43 Klosters, Monbiel Parkplatz (via Landquart and Klosters Platz)
-Klosters Platz 22:22 – 00:48 Zurich HB (via Schiers and Landquart)

We will find space in cars to take everyone back to Klosters Platz at the end of the hike so you can catch the train.

Kit list
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Clothing Essentials:
-Winter hiking boots
-Base layers
-Hiking or skiing trousers
-Fleece
-Down jacket
-Waterproof jacket
-Warm hat
-Buff
-Thin gloves
-Thick gloves

Technical gear:
-Hiking backpack (10-20L)
-Waterproof backpack cover
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-Headlamp and spare batteries
-Snowshoes and poles (can be rented out – see “Equipment rental”)

F&B:
-Mug, spoon, and knife
-Water
-Thermal bottle with tea

Pharmacy:
-Plasters and basic medicine

Equipment rental
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You have the possibility to rent snowshoes and poles directly from the guide for an additional CHF 15.

Pricing
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The price for this moonlight guided snowshoeing event is CHF 80.

Included in price
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-Guided snowshoe hike with a certified International Mountain Leader
-Soup, bread, and cheese
-Glühwein & Guetzli
-Transfer from Klosters, Monbiel Parkplatz to Klosters Platz for the return trip

Not included in price
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-Transport to Klosters, Monbiel Parkplatz and back from Klosters Platz
-Water

Group size
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Min. 4 participants
Max. 10 participants

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Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up: https://touringmonkeys.com/events/moonlight-guided-snowshoeing-outdoor-dinner-gluhwein/

Avalanche safety - Basic course 1

Flumserberg, Bergheim

CHF 60.00

Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up: https://touringmonkeys.com/events/avalanche-safety-basic-course-1-30-january
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In order to enjoy the mountains safely all year round, reading the terrain you’re playing on and understanding the avalanche danger is a must. With all winter sports that take you outside of the secured slopes and paths (snowshoeing, off-piste skiing, ski touring, etc.), one has to not only understand and prevent the danger, but also be equipped and ready to respond in case of an accident.

Under the instruction of a mountain leader, you will learn the basics of avalanches and how to properly use a transceiver, probe and shovel.

What's the plan?
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Meet at Flumserberg, Bergheim at 14:15. We start with some theory at Hotel - Restaurant Bergheim. After approx. one hour of theory, we head out and use the terrain to do various exercises in the snow.

At the end of the day, you will be able to:

-Read, understand and make use of the avalanche bulletin
-Understand the 3-by-3 method to plan your snowshoe or ski tours safely
-Measure the slope inclination on the terrain
-Identify the different avalanche types
-Run group checks to make sure all transceivers in the group are up and running
-Rescue avalanche victims using your transceiver, probe and shovel

Avalanche knowledge is not something you learn in one day, it requires a lot of practice. During this basic course, you will be given the tools needed to keep learning and practicing the skills acquired.

How to get there
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If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:

-Zurich HB 12:38 - 14:11 Flumserberg, Bergheim (via Sargans)
-Flumserberg, Bergheim 17:44 - 19:20 Zurich HB - (via Sargans)

Kit list
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Clothing Essentials:
-Winter hiking boots
-Base layers
-Hiking or skiing trousers
-Fleece
-Down jacket
-Waterproof jacket
-Sun glasses
-Warm hat
-Buff
-Thin gloves
-Thick gloves

Technical gear:
-Hiking poles
-Hiking backpack (20-30L)
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-Snowshoes (can be rented out)
-Avalanche transceiver, probe & shovel (can be rented out)

F&B:
-Water
-Snacks

Pharmacy:
-Sun screen & lip protector
-Plasters & basic medicine
-Hand disinfectant & face mask

Equipment rental
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You have the possibility to rent the following:

-Snowshoes & poles: CHF 20
-Transceiver, probe & shovel: CHF 20

You will receive an email with a form to fill in a few days before the event, where you can inform us about which items you’d like to rent. These can be paid by cash or Twint on the event day.

Pricing
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The price for this event is CHF 60.

Included in price:
-Basic avalanche course with a mountain leader
-Hot drink

Not included in price:
-Transport to/from Flumserberg, Bergheim
-Equipment rental

Group size
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Min. 3 participants
Max. 6 participants

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Your registration will only be valid if you sign up on our website. Here is the link to sign up: https://touringmonkeys.com/events/avalanche-safety-basic-course-1-30-january

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