Giovanni Orlando Guida Alpina UIAGM

Skills and Stamina levels

The purpose of the following tables is to help you self-assess your skills and level of training. The aim is to give a general indication of the overall effort required to complete each activity, so that everyone can choose the activities that best suit their expectations and aspirations. These evaluations are meant to be purely indicative and are intended to represent the minimum levels that each participant should have in order to undertake the activity.
These assessments are purely indicative and are intended to represent the minimum level that each participant should have in order to undertake the activity.
If you have any doubts or need help choosing the right activity, you can email info@giovanni-orlando.it or contact me at +39
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Skills

Skills means having to prepare for a specific discipline.
Knowledge of equipment and safety methods are considered, as well as personal skills, regardless of the level of physical training, which is assessed separately.

Hiking and via ferratas
LEVEL 1
You are able to follow the approach paths to refuges, i.e. hiking trips of grade E. You have never climbed a via ferrata.

LEVEL 2
You will be able to follow normal summit routes, including short equipped sections, i.e. EE level walks.
You have already done some easy ferrata or equipped trails.

 LEVEL 3
You are able to follow normal routes to summits, you have experience climbing medium-difficulty via ferrata routes. You are able to carry out hiking tours at EEA/PD level.

 LEVEL 4
You are able to climb normal routes to the summit, long and unfrequented routes, including easy and short climbing sections, and you have experience of climbing difficult via ferrata routes. You are capable of hiking at the EEA / PD+ level.

Showshoening
LEVEL 1
You are constantly hiking in summer, but have never used snowshoes.

LEVEL 2
You made short snowshoe trips along forest roads.

 LEVEL 3
You have carried out snowshoeing tours along routes of medium difficulty, i.e. following forest tracks and easy trails, and medium length, 4 hours maximum.

 LEVEL 4
You regularly go on snowshoe hikes, even on difficult routes, i.e. on paths that are sometimes steep and take more than four hours.

Rock climbing
LEVEL 1
You have never climbed or, at most, you are capable of rock climbing up to III° (UIAA) as a second-in-command, you have via ferrata experience and/or short, simple climbs to reach summits. Your hiking level is EEA.

 MEDIA
You will be able to climb as a second member of the team on rock up to 4b/4c and in the mountains up to IV (UIAA). You know the basic techniques of progression and safety on rock and in the mountains.

 LEVEL 3
You are able to climb, as second team member, at crags up to 5b/5c and in the mountains up to V° (UIAA). You know the basic technique of progression and safety at crags and in the mountains;

 LEVEL 4
You are able to climb, as second team member, at crags on difficulties above 5c and in mountains above V° (UIAA). You know the basic techniques of progression and safety on rock and in the mountains.

Off-piste skiing and ski mountaneering
LEVEL 1
You are able to ski all red runs and are able to execute turns with Christian technique.
You have never practised ski mountaineering or if you can, at most, ski off-piste on short slopes of up to 30°, with good or fair snow conditions.
You are able, at most, to climb with skins along marked routes with slopes of less than 30° and with few kick tourning.

LEVEL 2
You are able to ski all black runs and are able to execute turns with conduction technique.
You are able to ski off-piste on medium-length slopes of up to 35°, with good to moderate snow conditions.
You are able to ascend with skins along marked routes with gradients not exceeding 35° even with kick tournings.
You are able to use ski ccrmpons.

 LEVEL 3
You are able to ski all slopes and moguls, and you are able to execute turns with good technique.
You are able to ski off-piste on even long slopes with a gradient of up to 40°, with good to moderate snow conditions.
You are able to climb with skins along untracked routes with gradients not exceeding 35° even with kick tournings.
You are able to use ski crampons, you know the technique of using crampons and ice axes while carrying skis on your rucksack;

 LEVEL 4
You are able to ski all slopes and moguls, and you are able to execute turns with excellent technique.
You are able to ski off-piste on any slope, even very steep ones, over 40°, in all snow conditions.
You are able to climb with skins along untracked routes, making a lot of kick tournings.
You are able to use ski crampons, you know the technique of using crampons and ice axes while carrying skis on your rucksack.

Mountaneering
LEVEL 1
You have never climbed glacier routes. You don’t know the basic use of crampons and ice axe with the classic technique and you have no experience of crossing glaciers with roped progression.

LEVEL 2
You have already done a few glacier routes, using ice axes and crampons and progressing conservatively. You are capable of tackling ascents of difficulty AD, so you have a basic knowledge of the use of crampons and ice axe in the classic technique, you know the roped progression in conserva on glaciers, and you are able to tackle short mixed and/or short ice wall climbs.

 LEVEL 3
You will be able to tackle D level climbs, so you will be familiar with the use of crampons and ice axe using the classic technique, you will be familiar with roped ascents on glaciers and climbing techniques on mixed and/or ice walls.

 LEVEL 4
You will be able to tackle climbs of difficulty level D+, therefore you will have a very good knowledge of the use of crampons and ice axe with the classic technique, you will know the progression of climbing together on a glacier, you will have good experience of climbing mixed and/or rocky ice.

Ice climbing
LEVEL 1
You have no ice climbing experience, but you have rock climbing experience at crags and/or in the mountains. You know the basic technique of progression and safety at crags and in the mountains;

LEVEL 2
You will be able to climb ice waterfalls, from the second rope team up to II/3, i.e. some lengths in waterfalls with short approaches, ice up to 70°-80° with the possibility of resting, abseiling.
If you have no ice climbing experience, you have already had rock climbing experience.

 LEVEL 3
You are able to climb ice waterfalls, from second roped party, up to III/4°, i.e. different lengths in waterfalls with approach, ice up to 75°-85° with the possibility of short vertical sections, abseiling.

 LEVEL 4
You are able to climb ice waterfalls, from second roped party up to IV/5th, i.e. different lengths in waterfalls with long approaches, ice up to 90° with the possibility of vertical sections, abseiling.

STAMINA

The training level essentially considers athletic preparation, i.e. the intensity and duration of the performance that everyone is able to sustain. The recovery capacity is also considered, which can take place in a more or less short time.

LEVEL 1

Your training level is medium-low, you are not used to long-term aerobic activities and you can only walk for 2/3 hours at most.

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LEVEL 2

You have a medium level of fitness and can walk for 4/5 hours on undulating terrain at a constant pace. You are able to overcome height differences of 500/800 m uphill and downhill. You are also able to carry a backpack with everything you need for the day.

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LEVEL 3

You have a good level of fitness and can walk for 5/7 hours on undulating terrain at a constant pace. You are able to overcome height differences of 800/1200 m uphill and downhill. You are also able to carry a backpack with everything you need for the day. You are able to repeat the athletic performance for a couple of consecutive days.

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LEVEL 4

You have an excellent level of fitness and can walk all day on undulating terrain at a steady pace. You are able to overcome height differences of more than 1200 m uphill and downhill. You are also able to carry a backpack with everything you need for more than a day (over 10 kg). You are able to sustain sustained pace for several consecutive days with excellent physical recovery.