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Advanced Mtn Exped Training - Font Romeu Pyrenees

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City Font Romeu
Date 13 February 2023, Monday
Time 09:00 am*
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The Advanced Mountain Expedition Preparation course is held both in the Pyrenees (French / Spanish border near Andorre). It lasts 5 days.
It builds upon any previous experience that you may have and teaches more advanced techniques as well as those below. We use remoter locations, steeper slopes and harder routes.
We aim to turn you from a client into a mountaineer who is able to make decisions and move over mountain terrain in snow and ice.
The ratio for the instructor to clients for this course is lower and you have more immediate contact and personal mentorship.
The area is a perfect location for courses for expeditions to polar regions or the greater ranges. Led by high altitude mountaineer, Sean James this course is 5 days long with the possibility of a night spent out in the mountains.
A week long course with 5 days practical teaching whilst climbing the high mountains of the Pyrenees such as Pedraforca, Canigou, Carlit, Aneto, Pedrocomosa and many more.
Sean imparts his experiences of guiding over 15 – 8000m expeditions, including 4 times on Everest.
The course runs from December to April depending on the length of the season and conditions.
Whether you are a complete beginner or looking to climb your first 8000m or even 5000m trekking peak and want tips on training and high altitude techniques this course will provide you with ideal preparation for your own future expeditions and adventures.
Personal equipment such as harness, boots, crampons, helmet can be rented.
In the evenings Sean will also be sharing his experiences from trips including Aconcagua, Elbrus, Kilimanjaro, Everest, Damavand, Ama Dablam, Broad Peak, Manaslu, Gasherbrum, Patagonia, New Zealand, the Yukon, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Ojos del Salado….
See FAQ & Download section for further information
Transfer from and to Barcelona at 350 AED per person in advance

Individual Categories / Events Price (AED)
18 - 99 Years, Male
18 - 99 Years, Female
Prices shown include VAT where applicable.
  • What is included in the price

    Invitation letter for visa if required. We send this to you as soon as we get your payment and passport copy.
    All instruction and guiding during the week.

    Optional extras
    Rental equipment.
    Transfer from Barcelona airport.

  • What is not included

    International flight
    Personal climbing gear but that can be rented
    Accommodation and meals during the course. Suggested places to stay can be provided.

  • Who will be my leader

    Sean has lived in Dubai for 12 years and splits his time between here and the Pyrenees.
    He has led 4 expeditions to the summit of Everest and 15 expeditions to mountains over 8000m as well as many around the globe.
    If we employ further guides they will be qualified and experienced mountain guides or mountaineering instructors.

  • What equipment do I need

    When you sign up we go through everything that you will need.
    Our connections with retailers will give you a discount and ensure you look good and are safe.
    • Walking poles
    • 3 or 4 season sleeping bag if you like to be warm and we plan an outdoor bivi
    • Day rucksack
    • Duvet jacket
    • Warm walking boots that are capable of taking a crampon
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Gloves Buff, hat
    • Prussik loop, selection of karabiners
    • 2 technical Ice axes
    • Water proof outer clothes
    • High altitude Cat 4 Glasses
    We can provide assistance with obtaining equipment not normally stocked by retail outlets. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us but, for this expedition, we strongly recommend that you purchase your own personal equipment and test it before departure.
    We will also check any equipment you have before you depart each morning.

  • What level of experience do I need

    Participants vary and we try to steer similar abilities to the same course.
    No prior climbing or trekking experience is needed for most of the groups just a basic level of fitness.
    However once you sign up we expect you to take regular exercise and treks in the build up.
    This not only helps you but gives the team deeper strength.

  • What are your contact details

    Sean lives in Dubai and the Pyrenees and as he is guiding the trips he is frequently travelling.
    All messages will be responded to as quickly as possible.
    Try these different options
    Whatsapp +447507886417
    UAE +971585528611
    FR +33645518199
    SP +34605128807
    [email protected]

    Zoom is also available

  • Can I see more pictures and examples of the things that you do?

    Of course, email us at [email protected] for a link to more galleries

  • Accommodation ?

    Everybody has different tastes and budgets so we leave the booking of accommodation to you.
    We have suggestions and can help you to find something suitable.
    Remember most of our courses are in mountain and ski resorts so accommodation fills up fast during the peak season.

  • Travelling to my base for the week

    Most of our courses in the Pyrenees are centred around Font Romeu. This beautiful village is on the border of France and Spain and considers itself in Catalunya.
    The nearest airport is Barcelona. A train ride away (the nearest train station to Font Romeu is Puigcerda, 15 minutes away).
    You can also hire a car to get here or arrange a pickup.
    All of our courses start on a Monday so make sure you arrive on at least the Sunday before.
    If you have booked a bespoke course or an extension that covers the weekend we will send separate instructions.

    Other airports that are possible are Toulouse, Girona, Lleida.

  • Are the weeks suitable for children?

    We can offer tailored weeks for children. Please let us know in advance as we would need to match suitable guests.

  • What does the equipment rental package include ?

    • Walking poles
    • Day rucksack
    • Boots that are capable of taking a crampon
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • 2 technical Ice axes

  • What other courses do you offer in 2023?

    This is the complete list for winter / spring 2023 in the Catalunya area
    They are all available on PremierOnline. We also offer expeditions and summer courses.

    9 Mountain Expedition Training - Font Romeu, Pyrenees 5 days
    16 Advanced Mountain Expedition Training - Font Romeu, Pyrenees 5 days
    23 Ski touring & mountaineering in the Eastern Pyrenees, France, Spain and Andorra 5 days
    30 Mountain Fitness Training - Font Romeu, Pyrenees 5 days

    6 Ice Climbing - Font Romeu, Pyrenees 5 days
    13 Advanced Mountain Expedition Training - Font Romeu 5 days
    20 Mountain Expedition Training - Andorre 5 days
    27 Bouldering in Albarracin, Montserrat, Spain 5 days

    6 Mountain Fitness Training - Font Romeu 5 days
    13 Hiking and Via Ferrata in Catalunya - 5 days
    20 Beginners / Intermediate rock climbing in Margalef, Spain 5 days
    27 Multipitch rock climbing in Catalunya, 5 days

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