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Alps

snowshoe expedition

7 day journey

29/01/2023 - 04/02/2023

Alps Snowshoe expedition

Explore the raw beauty of the Alps during winter.

Travel through pristine snowfields, learn new survival skills and navigate the landscape. At night, we sleep in the most cozy homemade snow caves, tents or wilderness cabins.

Our snowshoe adventure starts when you are dropped into the snow with only the bare essentials. Suddenly we are in an unknown location. As part of the Escape The Alps adventure, you must find your way back to the civilization. "Improvise, adapt and overcome."

To trek across the snowfields, we will have to work together. We will only have with us the basics for survival, snowshoes to step across the snow, we will sleep in wilderness huts, and the more daring can venture into a tent or a cozy snow cave overnight. We don't just show you how to survive in harsh winter conditions, we let you experience it.

A good night’s rest is important, and that’s why we stay at places that support our adventurous journey. We will welcome you in a luxurious hotel before we start our adventure.

To find your way back towards the civilization, we will teach you to navigate by compass. You will then be able to practice and experience this for yourself.

After our adventure we have all the comforts we need, we are spoiled with food, drinks and daily luxuries

Walking on snow has been happening for centuries thanks to snowshoes. On this experience you will learn to trek independently with snowshoes. What is possible, but especially what to watch out for.

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Before we embark on this journey, we'll make sure you have all the tools and knowledge you need to fully experience this Get Out There adventure:

  • Introduction to the equipment

  • Introduction to your group before departure

  • Personal point of contact for all your questions

expedition location

Location

A secret spot in the Alps

activity level expdition

Activity Level (1-5)

Level 2 (medium)

Our expdition guide

Guide

Koen De Leeuw
 

Itinerary

Our trip will start at an unknown and remote location in the Alps. Between 7 and 10 hours drive from Brussels.
The day before you leave, you will receive the coordinates of our meeting place. This is how we keep our location a secret. 

Day 1 - Arrival at a hotel in the Alps

We meet each other in the evening at a hotel somewhere in between the mountains of the Alps. Our first hotel allows for a thorough final check up of the backpacks. That way everyone is sure not to have anything too much or too little with them!

 *There is a transportation option where you ride along with our expedition bus.

Day 2

The first day in nature we begin with a thorough getting-to-know-you session. Not only with each other but mainly with the winter conditions. You will soon be able to handle the snow independently. And the cold environment will not cool you down anymore.

Day 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

Throughout this true wilderness trek we will spend the night in tents, in wilderness huts and in homemade snow caves or igloos. To drink we will have to melt snow into water. To eat we will advise you in advance what is best to provide for yourself. 

*We also offer a quality food package which includes breakfast, plenty of snacks and evening meals (veggie & vegan possible).

On our last day, we return to civilization. Warmth, a shower, good food and drink. Together, we close off our adventure with a nice and cozy moment at the diner table.

Day 7

After a good night's sleep and hearty breakfast, it's time to return back home. 

Practical info

When

29/01/2023 - 04/02/2023


Price

€ 750

 

What's included​

  • Preparation briefing

  • Professional guidance

  • Accommodation and logistics

    • Hotel on Sunday evening and Friday evening

    • Dinner on Sunday and Friday

    • Breakfast on Monday and Saturday morning

  • 5 days guided escape in the Alps

  • Cooking equipment

  • Safety equipment: 

    • Bivouac bag (Raincoat for your sleeping bag, one per person)

    • Trauma first aid

    • Satellite phone

  • Snowshoes

  • Snow shovel

  • Tents

Not included

We provide a detailed description of the necessary equipment you need on the first briefing. So don't buy anything new yet until after our introduction.

  • Personal backpack

  • Winter clothing:

    • Rain jacket & rain pants

    • Thermal layer

    • Warm socks

    • Gloves

    • Sturdy shoes that keep your toes warm

  • Gear to keep you warm (You can rent this at €120/week)

    • Sleeping bag

    • Down jacket

    • Insulated sleeping mat

  • Food and drink during the adventure. Expedition food: freeze-dried, fresh, energy bars, ... (You can purchase this at €75/week)

  • FIRST AID

  • Personal medication

  • Cancellation insurance

  • Accident insurance

Optional items you can buy from us

  • Get cozy with our warm gear package for €120. Contains only the highest quality gear from our outdoor gear partners.

    • Down jacket

    • Sleeping bag ​

    • Insulated sleeping pad

  • Food pack (this includes breakfast, plenty of snacks and evening meal)​. This food pack costs €75 (veggie & vegan possible)

  • Transport to our secret starting location. You ride with the crew in the expedition bus for €85.

Optional costs

Extra food and drinks outside the team activities in the hotel before and after the expedition.

Packlist

During the preparation of this expedition, we will go through the equipment that you will need together. This is how we make sure you will be safe during our snowshoe expedition.

Physical fitness

Being in good health and being able to walk 20 kilometers is sufficient to participate in this adventure.

Knowledge and experience

No prior knowledge or experience in winter touring is required. We will teach you all you need to know during this trip.

Guides

Safety is our number one priority. On this expedition, we work together with our Get Out There guides. The experts with whom we work together have the necessary experience as mountain-, survival-, outdoor-, and wilderness guide. They are also Wilderness First Responders, in order to keep medical assistance close by.

Insurance

We ask every participant to prove that they have insurance that extends to the full period of the travel experience. In Belgium, we can suggest Allianz or KBF for this.
Get in touch with your insurance to make sure all the activities you will experience are covered. We are happy to help you with finding an insurance with the right coverage.

Renting gear

Ask us about renting options:

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad

  • Backpack

  • Down jacket

  • ...

Buying gear

Buying gear is possible until two weeks before your expedition.

Have a look at our partner page to see all the brands we work with, and contact us for more information about buying the perfect outdoor gear for this expedition.

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Join us on our snowshoe expedition in the Alps

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