- Two days of full immersion with AICS-recognised survival instructors
- Learn basic survival techniques such as fire lighting and water purification
- Face a rope abseil and learn how to build a shelter
I have climbed the Gran Paradiso and the Aletsch Glacier and ascended Mount Etna by mountain bike, but it is in survival courses that the sublimation of the Scafaro character takes place.
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You are on holiday in the mountains, alone or with your loved ones - or running with the dog - and you think you know how to handle an emergency situation without losing your temper? Would you know how to behave in order to be of help to yourself and others?
With the Two-Day Survival Course you will experience an immersive weekend with instructors from theAICS-recognised Adventure Team Survival School.
You will experience first-hand what it means to have to react to unforeseen events with only your own strength, to use your surroundings to your advantage by learning how to deal with critical and potentially dangerous situations.
What we will do
The activity takes place in a 50-hectare natural park near Alessandria, in Piedmont. This environment is perfect for simulating different situations in which to test survival techniques.
The course takes place on Saturday and Sunday and the programme includes:
10:00 a.m. Meeting and presentation of the course.
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Introduction to topics such as topography, scales, symbology, distances, azimuth, orientation.
11:30 - 12:30. Creation of a bivouac to be used as shelter and refuge.
12:30 - 13:30 hours. Meal.
13:30 - 20:00 hours. Various activities such as the safe descent from a wall, fording in still water, making traps, tools, notions of hunting, fishing, cooking food, orientation techniques in an emergency, preparing the shelter and bivouac in survival, managing fire, water and food in an emergency.
Day 2 will also start in the morning until 5pm, with a series of activities such as making an emergency camp or elevated platforms to be used for defence and shelter.
One learns how to use bridges and ropes and how to make the main knots and ties, knowledge of which can be essential in emergency situations. It will also be explained how to perform survival rescues of oneself and one's companions, such as building a stretcher and handling fractures and wounds.
Guided by national survival instructors, you won't have to think about anything: all the necessary technical equipment is provided by us.
Who it is aimed at
This activity is suitable for everyone, no special skills are required, the only requirement is to be in good health.
Attention! Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the time chosen for the activity.
You can book the course one weekend per month for each month of the year (Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday). This allows the school to concentrate the number of participants while ensuring that the activities run smoothly. Should you wish to hold the course on different dates, please let us know by sending us a message via the "Request information" button. We will try to accommodate your requests.
Important: please contact the facility at least 10 days before the scheduled date to communicate data necessary for the activity to take place.
All meals are the responsibility of the participants, who must bring along canned food (corn, meat, tuna, etc.) for at least one day's subsistence. In addition, knowledge on how to recognise edible plants, flowers and tubers will be provided during the course.
The course programme is subject to change depending on the weather and the experience and aptitude of the group.
- comfortable clothes to get dirty
- hiking boots
Don't forget to bring
- sleeping bag
- 2x2 m cloth
What is included
Frequently asked questions
What happens in case of bad weather?
In case of weather conditions that do not allow to carry out the activity safely, you will get a full refund. The guide may propose you an alternative date or time to reschedule the activity. You can freely choose whether or not to accept these proposals. If you cannot reschedule it, we will process a full refund!
If I cancel the reservation, can I get a full refund?
For this activity, the cancellation policy is moderate. You get a full refund if you cancel within 8 days from the activity start date. Within 7 and 5 days from the activity start date you will get a 50% refund. You can find the full policies in the Cancellation Policy section.
What measures are implemented to prevent COVID-19?
All activities on Freedome strictly follow regulations issued at national, regional and federal levels. Sports associations and freelancers commit to carry out activities in full compliance with such regulations, sanitize equipment and environments, and limit their maximum capacity.
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