Xmotion 2011 trekking Austria

For the 4th year in row members of the Dutch Alpine Team, Susanne, David and myself will be guiding the Xmotion Austria trekking again. I’ll be joining for the 2nd time.
What makes this trip special is not the height, strength or difficulty of the tour but the participants; all of them (10 in total) have one or multiple disorders like ADHD or autism or any form of those.
During this trip we won’t be only responsible for the climbing and safety but we will need to help the participants as well dealing with there own specific challenges. As you can imagine this makes such trips very demanding but even more interesting!

The area where we will be trekking is the Schobergroup near Lienz, Austria. It’s a region with a lot of possibilities and different routes to take in case we need to adjust the program.
The idea is to trek from shelter to shelter and climb 3 3000 meter peaks. Ofcourse it all depends on the group and the weather.

Last years movie:

This is the 2011 program:
Day  1: Friday           29-07 Departure to Austria from Rotterdam
Day  2: Saturday      30-07 1 hour walk to Lienzerhutte
Day  3: Sunday         31-07 3 hour walk to Wangenitszeehutte
1 hour via ferrata near the Wangenitszeehutte
Day  4: Monday        01-08 6 hour climbing Petzeck
Day  5: Tuesday       02-08 3 hour walk to Adolf Nossbergerhutte via Hohe Gradenscharte
Day  6: Wednesday 03-08 3 hour walk to Lienzerhutte via Niedere Gradenscharte
Day  7: Thursday     04-08 3 hour climbing Glodis and 2.5 hour walk to Hochschoberhutte
Day  8: Friday           05-08 5 hour climbing Hochschober
Day  9: Saturday      06-08 1.5 hour walk to Oberleidnich and night bus to NL
Day  10: Sunday       07-08 arrival in Rotterdam, NL

We are looking forward to it and wish all the participants and DAT members a great week!

Here you’ll find some pictures of the 2009 trekking. Link leads to the Facebook page; please like our page if you’re there anyway 🙂
For more information also visit the Xmotion website here.

Skiing in Uderns, Austria next week!

Next week I’ll be escorting a group of people with autism and/or ADHD skiing in Uderns, Autstria. The organisation who organizes this is called Xmotion which is a Dutch non profit organisation. I’m working with them as a volunteer.
Some more information (only in Dutch (sorry)) about this trip can be found on this website.

During this trip I’ll have a nice change to checkout my new Mammut Extreme outfit…

See you all in a week! 🙂