The Keepwild Climbing Days will take place for the fifth time from August 25-28, 2017. The event is organized by Mountain Wilderness, supported by Wild Country and Patagonia. Actually, all places are already booked. But we still have two places worth CHF 220 each. Take part in the raffle now and win a free climbing weekend for you and your companion.
So you participate in the raffle
What are the Keepwild Climbing Days anyway?
The Keepwild Climbing Days are all about friends and wedges. During the three days you will set up your base camp in the Alpstein Mountains. You sleep in an alpine hut. During the day they climb as hard as they can. Mostly clean, of course. There are two climbing instructors who will give you tips for trad climbing. Climbing takes place around the Alp in the varied Alpstein limestone. The routes range from easy to ultra-difficult, from largely clean to "defused" and from old classics to new tours. Of course, nothing stands in the way of first ascents as part of the Keepwild Climbing Days. There is also a portion of sociability, good moments and long evenings.
August 25-28, 2017. Of course, it is also possible to take part on individual days.
Furgglenalp, 1500 m.ü.M, in the Alpstein (CH)
Arrival and access Furgglenalp
Climbing is done in a colorful mix of rope teams, without a mountain or tour guide. It is not a course. The participants have experience in climbing and handling mobile belay devices and climb at their own risk. Everyone is responsible for their personal climbing equipment. A course with climbing instructor Silvan and FOCUS FELS is ideal for everyone who wants to learn to climb with wedges and the like, or who want to refresh and expand on old knowledge.
The journey takes place, if possible, by public transport or in carpools. You will stay overnight in an alpine hut on the Furgglenalp, where the participants will be spoiled with breakfast and dinner. Everyone is responsible for the lunch. Insurance is the responsibility of the participants.
What is included?
The competition price includes participation in the event program of the Keepwild Climbing Days (lectures, workshop, photo competition, test material, raffle), accommodation, breakfast and dinner. Only the journey there and home as well as lunch are not included. In addition, all participants who are not members of mountain wilderness receive a one-year membership. Insurance is the responsibility of the participants.
Climbing courses by Silvan Schüpbach and Mirko Storm
Climbing instructors Silvan Schüpbach and Mirko Storm, who both have a lot of experience in “climbing without bolts”, will be present on site. You lead the workshop program and have one or two tips in store for everyone when it comes to placing Friends & Wedges.
Credits: picture and text Mountain Wilderness