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Who can practice climbing? At what age can you start?2019-05-02T17:23:14+00:00

Anyone who has the ability to move, because climbing is inherent in our motor skills. Children can start climbing as early as the age of 5, to take group lessons for children, we prefer to have at least 7-8 years, as they must already be independent.

How do I climb if I don’t have much strength in my arms?2019-05-02T17:21:06+00:00

In reality, climbing is first and foremost a technical gesture, strength and athletic preparation take over later. In climbing, the greatest physical effort is carried out by the legs, usually already stronger than the arms. Acquiring the right technique, the effort will be really minimal.

If I already know how to climb, can I still take part in some activities?2019-05-02T17:19:30+00:00

Of course, you can take part in weekly climbing meetings or the initiatives we organize dedicated to those who have already come with us sometimes or participated in climbing courses.

How can I be updated on the activities you propose?2019-05-02T17:17:00+00:00

The best way is to follow our Facebook page, you’ll find it at the bottom of the pages of our site, alternatively, you can send us a request to enter you in the Xadventure whatsapp group.

I’m not a good swimmer, Can I do it?2019-05-02T17:15:36+00:00

The Basic level certainly yes, the suit you wear supports you in the water, plus if you let us know, besides the Guide you will always be assisted by someone.

We are a group of adventurous young people who love strong emotions, what level can we access?2019-05-02T17:14:14+00:00

If you are adventurous enough and have a good physical preparation, then you can very well start with the Advanced level.

I have a group of colleagues and we are many and all different, what can we try?2019-05-02T17:12:42+00:00

The level recommended for you is the basic level, you will spend a splendid half-day of fun in the company

We are a group of friends and we would like to have a extreme experience, can we join the extreme level doing the Orsa maggiore right away?2019-05-02T17:10:58+00:00

Sorry guys, but it is recommended to start in your case from the intermediate level, canyoning is very nice but you have to go step by step

Can I try even if it’s the first time?2019-05-02T17:09:13+00:00

Certainly yes, you can do it with one of our test days.

I don’t have the freeride material can I still try?2019-05-02T17:08:07+00:00

For the first times we can rent you a pair of our skis, for the boots, if we don’t have your number, you’ll have to get them.

If I don’t have the arva, the shovel and the probe?2019-05-02T17:06:42+00:00

Not having it means being in danger, the first few times you can hire ours, but afterwards, it will be mandatory for you to buy the complete kit: it is your life and the life of the people who are with you.

Is it true that the Freeride is risky?2019-05-02T17:05:23+00:00

If done without skills and absolutely improvising, that’s why we rely on expert Alpine Guides, qualified professionals who are able to transfer the culture of risk management to you.

Is it physically demanding?2019-05-02T17:03:45+00:00

You don’t need a particular athletic condition, you just need to be able to run a few meters at takeoff and landing, so cannot have any serious problems with your legs.

How does it work?2019-05-02T17:02:19+00:00

The tandem flight is a complete introductory experience that will allow you to know the discipline and appreciate its features.

Before flying, you will have an introductory briefing with your pilot who will explain many things to you about flying, the vehicle and safety.

What shall I wear?2019-05-02T17:00:34+00:00

You need comfortable sportswear, sports or trekking shoes, a windproof jacket

How long is the experience?2019-05-02T16:59:44+00:00

Even the simplest one, which we advise you to do as a first experience, requires at least a couple of hours while for the more demanding ones you can also use the whole day

How long is the flight take?2019-05-02T16:58:31+00:00

The first experience must necessarily be short to allow you to step into the new dimension, the baptism of flight usually lasts between 10 and 15 minutes. Once you have appreciated and verified that you are compatible with this environment, then you can do also flights of longer duration that involve a greater commitment and participation on your part.

Are there weight and height constraints?2019-05-02T16:56:58+00:00

You can fly if you weigh more than 40 kg and not more than 100 kg and better to report any particular heights.

I’ve never tried canoeing on the river, can I try?2019-05-02T16:55:35+00:00

Ofcourse, our canoes are specially designed to allow you to have the first experience.

Is it dangerous?2019-05-02T16:54:07+00:00

No, the Adige flows calmly but it is necessary to learn how the currents lead to the valley

Who is our guide?2019-05-02T16:53:05+00:00

Both for activities in the river and in the lake, you will always be followed and assisted by one of our Safety Kayak workers, people who have followed a specialization course and which are constantly updated to assist you in the worst conditions.

Is it true that you can overturn?2019-05-02T16:51:18+00:00

Certainly yes, like on any boat, but we have a life jacket and a helmet on purpose so it’s no problem

But if I fall in the water, is it not that I remain in the canoe?2019-05-02T16:50:00+00:00

No it is not possible, because you are sitting o top of the canoe

Why the flip-flops are not recommended?2019-05-02T16:48:15+00:00

Because in the river it is necessary to be able to walk on the banks and often they are jagged and full of thorns, for this it is necessary to have shoes

Can I bring the phone to take pictures?2019-05-02T16:46:44+00:00

It is not recommended, it is better to leave it in the car because there is a risk of it getting wet

Why skiing on the volcano is special?2019-05-02T16:45:37+00:00

Because the mountain is in constant movement

For what do we need the other days?2019-05-02T16:44:30+00:00

They are useful for any emergencies (example: luggage problems), a few days of safari and relaxing

How long does the hike take?2019-05-02T16:42:18+00:00

The hike lasts 8 days from the day we enter the Kilimanjaro park to the day we leave, from the start we will be the 7th day on the top.

What does it mean to acclimatize?2019-05-02T16:37:23+00:00

It means giving our organism time to settle at the altitude that gradually rises, the great job we will do every day will be just that, managing change to adapt to the quota

But if I have never been up in altitude can I still participate?2019-05-02T16:34:43+00:00

Of course, many of the people who came with us had climbed lower mountains or had not exceeded important quotas at all, what we will do is prepare ourselves with the right acclimatization

Should we organize food?2019-05-02T16:33:40+00:00

No all the logistics are organized, we will also have with us the kitchen tent, the food, and everything necessary to safely and properly make our shipment

Where do we sleep?2019-05-02T16:32:02+00:00

We will sleep in the tent, the place will change every day and our tent will be mounted to the next field.

What skills are needed to participate in the shipment?2019-05-02T16:30:47+00:00

The Kilimanjaro is a high altitude trek that needs good walking resistance so you need to prepare yourself to walk in the mountains or on the hills for at least 10 hours a week.

Can I do it even if I have never done a trek at high altitude?2019-05-02T16:29:46+00:00

Yes if you are ready to question yourself and if you are not afraid to work hard. The high altitude can be annoying but if the path is managed following the proper procedure to adapt your body, even people with an average workout can do it. Sure you have to be healthy and not have problems declared of heart.

Can those who cannot swim also participate?2019-05-02T16:28:20+00:00

Yes, of course, on our super safe rubber boats and with the help of life jackets, there is no risk.

Up to how many participants you can bring at the same time?2019-05-02T16:26:52+00:00

Up to 150 people

What is the minimum number to book a rafting descent?2019-05-02T16:25:35+00:00

In order to maneuver a rubber boat together with the guide, a minimum number of 4 people is recommended.

I have never been at altitude, can I participate?2019-05-02T16:23:53+00:00

Before leaving for a trip of this type it is necessary to test one’s acclimatization capacity, for this we will make some exits before the trip that will allow us to know each other better and try the acclimatization path.

How should I prepare for a trek at high altitude?2019-05-02T16:22:53+00:00

The most important thing before leaving is to walk and do aerobic activities (bike, Nordic walking). We will create a specific program of individual and group preparation, just to allow everyone to get prepared.

Before leaving and when returning, we recommend doing a cure for lactic ferments to strengthen the intestinal flora.

What to bring?2019-05-02T16:21:40+00:00

Before leaving you must consider carefully what to bring with you, for this we will organize a dedicated meeting in which we will verify the material you have and how to integrate it:

– 2 short-sleeved technical shirts

– 2 long-sleeved technical shirts

– a light trekking trousers

– a heavy trekking trousers

– a light or primaloft down jacket

– a fleece or heavy sweater

– a 2 or 3 layer shell jacket

– a structured boot

– a comfortable approach shoe

– 2 pairs of thin stockings (better if anti-blisters)

– 1 pair of heavy socks

– 1 pair of graduated compression stockings to improve circulation

– long technical underwear to use even at night

– light gloves, heavy gloves

– waterproof poncho and possibly waterproof trousers

– sunglasses

– light cap, heavy cap

– necessary for personal hygiene and towel

-based medicines (painkillers, generic antibiotic, yeast, anti-dysentery, diuretic) and a minimum for first aid (plasters)

– sleeping bag

What do you eat during the day?2019-05-02T16:18:52+00:00

· In the morning we have a nice breakfast all together: coffee, tea, eggs, bread, jam and porridge, the quantities are usually very abundant.

· During the day we eat some sandwiches in the villages or if we want we stop if we find characteristic places along the way.

· In the evening, however, our assistants will provide us with succulent meals based on rice, legumes, chicken, eggs and other fresh products.

We advise you to always bring some snacks / bars and a thermos to fill in the morning with water or hot tea.

If it’s bad weather?2019-05-02T16:16:50+00:00

It can always happen that weather conditions require a change of plans and make travel more difficult. All our trips require a strong spirit of adaptability and adventure. We will try to transform even an apparently negative situation, into a positive experience, just change the point of view: we will make the sailors dispersed in the mists, we will be sailors like the Vikings did, we will surely live unforgettable experiences.

Is there hot water to wash ourselves?2019-05-02T16:15:42+00:00

Yes, of course, the hot water is guaranteed, in limited quantity, but sufficient to be able to wash, but remember that we will be aboard a sailing ship, therefore a spirit of adaptation is necessary.

Is everyone sleeping together?2019-05-02T16:14:23+00:00

Life on board is comparable to that of a large wooden bivouac, in which small rooms and common areas are shared, there is space but it is obvious that you will not have the comfort of your home or hotel.

What should I bring? Equipment and clothing2019-05-02T16:13:26+00:00

Ski mountaineering equipment:

– skis with ski mountaineering (or telemark from ski mountaineering)

– ski mountaineering boots

– artva shovel and probe (we can rent them)

– ice ax and crampons

– rampant if in possession

– the helmet is recommended

– ski mountaineering backpack or trekking

– thermos for hot tea

(we can possibly lend you something, but we prefer everyone to have their own equipment)

Clothing:

– hiking boots and mountain walking clothing

– jacket and pants openable or for ski touring

– light down jacket

– technical underwear, shirt and trousers, socks- sunglasses, hat and bandana

– light climbing gloves, heavy downhill gloves

– swimsuit

– comfortable clothing for the evening

What happens if there is little snow?2019-05-02T16:10:35+00:00

If we see that the climatic and snow conditions are really critical we evaluate together what to do; in general we have always found alternatives that are just as fun as river trekking, exploring lava caves with a Volcanological Guide, mountain bike or e-bike tours … Sicily is a small paradise for the outdoors and there definitely bored.

I have heard that the volcano is very beautiful but dangerous, is it true?2019-05-02T16:09:09+00:00

Etna is the most monitored and active volcano in Europe, for this reason particularly fascinating. It should not be defined as dangerous, but it must certainly be managed as such and above all it is necessary to know it well, for this you will be guided by expert professionals. It may happen that the program undergoes variations due to the weather or the activity of the volcano, but usually it is enough to move to another side to be able to do activities anyway. However, in the worst case scenario we always have alternative proposals.

How much elevation do we make per day?2019-05-02T16:07:35+00:00

Indicatively it is always possible to make trips from around 1000 – 1200 meters a day, but we evaluate it there, based on how the group moves and on the basis of snow and weather conditions.

Accommodation: where are you staying?2019-05-02T16:04:01+00:00

We have several contacts, very nice and comfortable facilities, to quickly reach both sides. These are mostly B & Bs with single, double and triple rooms (a supplement is often required for a single room). Dinner is never included in the package, because every night we go to a different restaurant (already tested several times), to be able to taste different typical products of the rich Sicilian cuisine.

Do you have to be a good skier?2019-05-02T16:02:49+00:00

Etna allows you to make many trips, of various levels, in totally different conditions. A certain familiarity and safety on skis is recommended, especially downhill. Or if you are a group of at least 4-5 people at the same level, we provide you with a guide available only for you with a slight surcharge.

How should I dress for the first experience?2019-05-02T16:01:31+00:00

In ski mountaineering, you go up with seal skins and therefore you need to be able to sweat, breathe and protect yourself in layers. Winter trekking trousers or shell trousers, technical t-shirt and spare shirt are useful. For the high part a very technical sleeveless vest and a breathable fleece or sweater are very valid. Then unpadded windproof jacket. Light and heavy gloves, lighter band to climb and heavy cap to descend. Better still if you have the helmet and the mask.

What should I put in my backpack for my first experiences?2019-05-02T15:59:32+00:00

Water at least ½ liter, some snacks for day trips and course experiences or evening trips While for longer trips we will give you specific information based on the type of excursion.

How can I find suitable skis?2019-05-02T15:58:26+00:00

Don’t be in a hurry to buy the definitive material, there are numerous channels to find excellent equipment without spending an exaggeration

What skiing capacity is required?2019-05-02T15:57:25+00:00

It is good to know how to ski easily on at least red runs, however you can always take part in off-piste days first, you can find them on the page freeride.eng