Evaluate your level of fitness and climbing/mountaineering or skiing skills
If you want to enjoy skiing, climbing, trekking or you want to pass the course, you have to practice throughout the year and you have to target training 1 or 6 months before departure.These training programmes will guarantee you a higher chance of success.
Don’t count only on your experience and past fitness level – it is essential you focus on your current capabilities!
So don’t wait until the last minute to train intensively – your fitness level and physical shape must be long lasting and it requires committed preparatory training over a pre-determined period. Success is ALWAYS built on sound preparation.
* Mountain climbing routes are harder than you can imagine due to altitude, cold, personal stamina and weight of the backpack.
Ski Level S2
Good piste and off-piste skier. You have already practiced ski touring.You master all snow conditions and style of skiing, you control the downhill conversion conditions. You can ski down on a black run with a 3.6 kg backpack (about 8 pounds). You can traverse short steep slopes ski touring or with crampons if is necessary.
Ski Level S3
Very good skier and ski tourer (backcountry skier). You can do ski touring/skiing in all snow conditions on slopes up to 40 °. You have already made several ski tours. You have a good experience ski touring (carrying skis on the bag, ice axes and crampons using) and have technical skills to ascend or traverse steeper slopes.