A welcome diversion from the congress week, our series of guided excursions will take place on Thursday 29 May 2014. Preregistration is required for congress participants and guests through the online registration system.
Mr. Brian Horner and survival instructors from his team at Learn to Return, a survival training school based in Anchorage, Alaska, are offering a wilderness skills session you won't forget!
This combination workshop-excursion is designed to provide real wilderness skills, improvised medical techniques and practical experience in a short time. In a dynamic six-hour, hands-on program, participants will learn to tie knots, make fishing nets, create emergency footwear and headgear, build shelters and build a fire with both primitive and modern techniques. Participants will build their own micro-survival kits, which they get to keep!
Tour time: 6 hours (3 hours indoors, 3 hours in the field)
Max. participants: 50
Price: 70 Euros (incl. transportation)
Have your conference participants leave with both an "experience" and an education
- Brian Horner
Renowned mountain guide and physician, Dr. Urs Wiget, will lead a small group on a practical excursion in creative first aid techniques. Participants will have hands-on exercises using limited resources in the field. This excursion is suitable for participants of any age and previous knowledge in first aid. You only need regular hiking gear.
Tour time: 5 hours
Level of difficultly: low to moderate
Max. participants: 12
Price: 50 Euros (incl. transportation)
Departure time: 7:30
Departure place: Via Alto Adige 35 (Hotel Alpi), Bozen/Bolzano, Italy
Between the towering spires of the Dolomites and the traditional valleys of the central Alps, South Tyrol offers endless opportunities for hiking and sightseeing. In collaboration with
congress partner, Kiku. International Mountain Summit, we are pleased to
offer a series of guided hikes.
Accessible directly from the city via cable car, this trail gives you a front row panorama view of the Dolomite ranges towering over Bolzano. This excursion is suitable for families and all walking abilities. An alternative route is possible to the highest point on the plateau, the Corno del Renon/Rittnerhorn (2260m). A lunch stop is planned along the way in a typical mountain hut.
Walking time: 3 hours (5 hours for alternative route)
Level of difficulty: low
Max. participants: 100
Price: 30 Euros (incl. transportation and lunch)
Just a short bus ride away from the city this day trip brings you to the famous Rosengarten group, whose enchanting pink glow in the sunset is a reminder of the century-old legend of King Laurin and his rose garden. The trail winds along the eastern flank of this legendary massif, connecting the many mountain huts along the way. Lunch will be provided in one of these huts.
Walking time: 5 hours
Level of difficulty: moderate
Price: 50 Euros (incl. transportation and lunch)
Links: Rosengarten / Rotwandhütte
For those wanting a challenge, this via ferrata is a sure way to experience the Dolomites first hand. The ascent follows the via ferrata "Sandro Pertini" through its various passages up to a final elevation of 2140m. The view at the top is a due reward for your efforts! Packed lunch will be provided. The descent follows an easy hiking trail back to the starting point. Detailed information about the route can be found via the links below (in Italian only).
Participants must have complete safety equipment (rental of equipment is possible with notice) and show adequate experience with via ferratas. Children must be over 8 years and accompanied by a parent.
Ascent time: 2 hours / Descent time: 1.5 hours
Level of difficulty: challenging
Max. participants: 25
Price: 110 Euros (incl. transportation and lunch)
Links: Route / Route with pictures / Rifugio Stevia
Exact routes may have to be adapted based on weather conditions.