portaledge Plaisir

Ever wondered what it is like to sleep "on the wall" with hundreds of vertical meter below you, just like professional climbers do?


This first timer experience is meant to allow anyone to enjoy a night of "vertical camping" on a portaledge, and to be able to feed your eyes with breathtaking views.

No matter if you're a climber or not!

Tour duration: 2 days

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 490.- p.P.

Date: June to November

Free places left

Adventure ID: 01/202101

Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri/Bern

Meeting point: After consultation

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Participants: 3-5 guests

Services: 1x overnight in a portaledge,

1x half-board, group material

Requirements: 

No climbing experience needed.

No Vertigo.

Generally fit and able to walk uphill for at least 45 minutes.

Your adventure guide: 


Paul

Mountain Guide with Confederation Certificate

Intended Schedule:

 

Non-climbers are welcome to join the experience, as it is not necessary to have any prior knowledge or experience. 

 

Day 1 - 15:00

From the meeting point we organize our gear and walk towards the spot where the activity will take place. We will have an introduction session about rappelling and ascending fixed ropes with technical devices, held by our certified mountain guide. We then lower from the cliff face and after setting up the Portaledge we prepare our mats and bags for the night. We ascend the fixed rope back to the top and enjoy a tasty vegetarian dinner (or grilling) with stunning views.

Finally, as it gets dark, we rappel down to the Portaledges and enjoy a very "airy" yet relaxing sleep. 

 

Day 2

The first sunbeams on the wall gently wake us up, and we are allowed to contemplate the breathtaking scenery again. After packing our gear and Portaledge, we ascend the rope and enjoy a re-charging and warming vegetarian breakfast. We finish the experience by sharing our insights about this plaisir adventure. End around 10:00.

Execution: 

We will confirm if the tour is taking place per e-mail latest:

if it's a weekend tour 1 day before it begins (from 11:00)

if it's a multi day tour 2 days before it begins (from 17:00)

After the tour: 

We'll email you direct links to the photo upload/download and our feedback form

Material



Clothing:

  • Hard shell jacket
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Spare underwear
  • Climbing pants, t-shirt and sweater
  • Heavy clothes for the night
  • Beanie, gloves


Miscellaneous:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream, sun hat
  • Water bottle
  • Ev. camera and power bank
  • Sturdy shoes for the approach
  • Backpack (30-50l)


Technical equipment:

  • Helmet
  • Climbing shoes (tight but comfortable)
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing set (3 HMS carabiner, belay/rappel device, 1 set of 6 quickdraws, webbing sling 60 cm, belay station sling, prusik sling, magnesium bag)
  • Other climbing material, if available


For the overnight stay:

  • Sleeping bag (Comfort temp. 0°)
  • Sleeping pad or foam pad (Insulated preferably)
  • Cutlery (Fork/Knife/Spoon/Cup/Bowl)
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (reduced to the minimum)


Catering:

  • Snacks: These will be eaten between breakfast and dinner, so pack enough for the days of the tour. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars suit well. To avoid your backpack from being too heavy, try not to bring too much food with you.
  • Half-Board: Vegetarian dinner/breakfast is included in this tour. As a commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We still try our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical difficulties. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.


Covid-19 measures:

  • 100ml disinfectant
  • Protective masks (2 per day)


Rental equipment:

  • Climbing harness, CHF 20.00
  • Climbing set, CHF 20.00
  • Helmet, CHF 15.00
  • Insulated sleeping pad, CHF 25.00
  • Winter sleeping bag, CHF 30.00 (comfort temp. -5°)

Before the tour:

It is mandatory to read the last information about your tour 1 day before the tour starts (from 11am). We will email you at the mentioned time.

On request

Free places left

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Any question left?

Not sure if your skills fulfill the requirements above?

I will be happy to help you!

Stefania

travel@expedtribe.com

+41 766 10 10 26

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Worth knowing:


- The Portaledge can be set up between 5 and 80 meters height, we are happy to customize the location according to your comfort level!

- The Portaledge can be used with or without the upper cover. Depending on the weather conditions, you can decide on its use;

- A Swiss mountain guide will teach you on site how to safely ascend and descend the fixed rope to reach your wall tent;

- Depending on the time of day, we can climb after the set-up if desired.