This is Alpine Adventure, the course for those of you who want spectacular nature experiences in the best of Norwegian scenery! Høgtun Folk High School is located perfectly with majestic mountains and pinnacles of world class just around the corner. We use the mountain as classroom and end the year with Basecamp Sundalsfjella/Romsdalsalpene – a four day summit camp on skis.
You do not need any previous knowledge to go in this course, you will get experience and knowledge through what we are doing, but you should be positive about moving in the mountain and testing your limits in steep terrain. The autumn offers peak hikes, climbing both inside and outside, and mountaineering with rope and natural ledges. In winter and spring is it focused on skiing, both in ski lifts and in the mountains. We are on the hunt for the good and safe snow and amazing skiing experiences. You will get good training in Telemark or alpine skiing/randonee and avalanche assessment, an introduction in ice climbing, and kiting in the snow. In addition to getting unforgettable experiences, you will get good knowledge on smart and safe travel in the mountain. There will be a big focus on trip planning, group dynamic, orientation, terrain assessment, and avalanche theory. You will also get the opportunity to take “Brattkort” with is a proof that you have completed the basic safety course in climbing.
At Høgtun you can make many combinations in classes and courses. You choose elective subjects in addition to your main course. If you want more downhill skiing and mountains, you can add the «Ski touring Telemark Alpine» in the spring. The school has great facilities for sports, music, and various creative activities. Choosing Outdoor Alpine still gives you the possibility to choose among a lot of other things!
You will have to attend two courses, one main course and the “Learning Norwegian” course. In addition you will be able to attend a few electable subjetcs.