Xmotion 2011 trekking Austria
For the 4th year in row members of the DAT, Susanne, David and Melchior will be guiding the Xmotion Austria trekking again.
What makes this trip special is not the height, strength or difficulty but the participants; all of them (10 in total) have one or multiple disorders like ADHD or autism.
During this trip we won’t be only responsible for the climbing and safety but we will need to help the participants as well dealing with there own specific challenges. As you can imagine this makes such trips very demanding but even more interesting!
The area where we will be trekking is the Schobergroup near Lienz, Austria. It’s a region with a lot of possibilities and different routes to take in case we need to adjust the program.
The idea is to trek from shelter to shelter and climb 3 3000 meter peaks. Ofcourse it all depends on the group and the weather.
Last years movie:
This is the 2011 program:
Day 1: Friday 29-07 Departure to Austria from Rotterdam
Day 2: Saturday 30-07 1 hour walk to Lienzerhutte
Day 3: Sunday 31-07 3 hour walk to Wangenitszeehutte
1 hour via ferrata near the Wangenitszeehutte
Day 4: Monday 01-08 6 hour climbing Petzeck
Day 5: Tuesday 02-08 3 hour walk to Adolf Nossbergerhutte via Hohe Gradenscharte
Day 6: Wednesday 03-08 3 hour walk to Lienzerhutte via Niedere Gradenscharte
Day 7: Thursday 04-08 3 hour climbing Glodis and 2.5 hour walk to Hochschoberhutte
Day 8: Friday 05-08 5 hour climbing Hochschober
Day 9: Saturday 06-08 1.5 hour walk to Oberleidnich and night bus to NL
Day 10: Sunday 07-08 arrival in Rotterdam, NL
We are looking forward to it and wish all the participants and DAt members a great week!
So whats up the next few months:
June 25 – July 3
David and Melchior will be in the Swiss alps to climb some mountains around Zermatt and also try the Taschhorn – Dom Traverse which is one of the classic alpine tours.
July 29 – August 8
Susanne, David and Melchior will be guiding a group of children with ADHD and/or Autism in the Schobergruppe (Austria) with a non-profit Foundation called Xmotion.
Every year some members of the Dutch Alpine Team commit at least one week to work as a volunteer for this organisation.
Night training with bivouac, Monte Cervino, Rotterdam, NL
Because of the fact that we don’t have that many cold winters in The Netherlands 2 team members wanted to take maximum advantage of the few winters days we do have. David and Melchior spend one night at the Monte Cervino (near Rotterdam, NL) climbing and sleeping with minus 8 degrees celcius.
Because of the fact that it has been snowing the conditions were very realistic, Unfortunately some routes where to slippery to climb as we were not allowed to use crampons (on a artificial climbing wall?!)
Done climbing? Time for a good meal:
It was a very cold night but good training and a lot of fun.