WHAT TO EXPECT/ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
Have you ever slept in a mountain cabin in the winter? Enjoy an experience high up in the mountains under the sky and the amazing night-time sight of an immense planetarium of stars. The ascent to the cabin with one of our expert guides will take you into a world of silence, far from today’s madding crowd. Your snowshoes will leave prints in the soft white snow. A cosy crackling fire and delicious dinner at the Malga Monte Sole will have you all ready the next day to reach the highest point of this experience, enjoying breath-taking scenery.
Away from the ski slopes, you can explore this winter wonderland, and really experience the snowy nature of Val di Rabbi. Enjoy a guided excursion in total contact with nature, including dinner and a one-night stay in the malga at 2050 metres asl, right there under the sky.
WHO ARE WE
Tradition, mountain values, adventure, safety, and professionalism. This are the distinguishing features of the Scuola di Alpinismo e Sci Alpinismo Val di Sole (Val di Sole Mountaineering and Ski Mountaineering School): you will find expert Alpine Guides and Mountaineering Instructors with IFMGA certification. This is the only internationally recognised qualification for leading, instructing, advising and coaching in the mountains in summer and winter.
WHAT WE SUPPY
We will provide you with the necessary technical equipment for walking in the snow: snowshoes, poles and head torch. We will wear snowshoes to walk up a little-known trail to Malga Monte Sole at 2050 metres asl, where you will have dinner, sleep and eat breakfast. The following morning we will continue up to the highest, most scenic part of the experience and back down before evening.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Suitable for ages 12 to 70
Physical fitness: good
Maximum difference in altitude: the first day’s route covers a difference in altitude of 800 metres uphill, the second day 300 uphill and 1100 metres downhill
Overnight accommodation: Malga Monte Sole
Hiking clothing with winter trousers and layers including fleece tope, puffer and windproof hard shell jacket, two pairs of winter socks, change of underwear, high-cut winter hiking boots, sunglasses and sun cream, hat, headband, two pairs of gloves (a light pair and a heavier skiing pair), 25-litre backpack with small selection of food, and thermos for hot water.
Val di Rabbi c/o Centro Fondo Rabbi
You can reach the meeting point by car or by bus.
IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER
Two days beforehand we will check the weather conditions and if they are not suitable, the trip will be moved to a later date.
COVID-19 SAFETY REGULATIONS
Our aim is to make sure you have fun in total safety. This is why we strive to respect the safety protocol issued by the Autonomous Province of Trento, revised by the Provincial Agency for Health Services Department of Prevention. In detail:
- please arrive at the meeting point already wearing your mask
- the equipment and clothing that we provide has all been sanitised beforehand
- Malga Monte Sole complies with all the Covid-19 safety protocol guidelines for hospitality and accommodation facilities in the Autonomous Province of Trento
- bring a towel and slippers with you to use in the malga
- before your excursion, you will have to fill in a privacy statement and declare that you have no flu-like symptoms and have not been in contact with anybody resulting positive to Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to this activity