Project Description

Safe money, time and energy by learning the essentials and all you need to know, to go on a self supported long distance hike or ultra-trail run from someone who did it before, instead of browsing online forums for months!
On my trips I have seen a lot of people suffering from too heavy backpacks and poor physical condition and the lack of preperation. Injury and not the outcome they had hoped for, are often the consequences. A lightweight pack and a handful of useful skills will add that bit of simplicity that makes the difference in your outdoor experience.

Backpacking Fundamentals Course

Dates: Fr  22. May 2020 – So 24. May 2020
Fr 09. October – So 11. October 2020

You are planning to hike a long distance trail overseas or a traverse of the alps under your own power and want to learn the right skills for a multi day adventure? This learning-intensive trip takes place in the Nationalpark Kalkalpen where we will spend two nights at different Biwakspots where we will pitch our tent or tarp to spend the night outside.
The area is one of Austria’s largest distinct forests – a sea of forest, which has not yet been dissected by public transportation routes and human habitation. Here, you will also find one of the longest intact stream systems of the Eastern Alps.

Objective: Learning how to plan and realise multi day or long distance hikes in mountain environments using modern gear and techniques.

Topics: Gear selection, training, mental skills & mindset, navigation (on-off trail), food & nourishment, shelter setups, stove operations, trail hygiene, wildlife precautions;

Region: Nationalpark Kalkalpen

Duration: 2 nights / 3 days hiking

Group size: 3 to 6 people

Level: Beginner to intermediate, you should be comfortable to hike 4-6 hours a day, covering about 17 km;

Accomodation: Tent at the Biwackplätze Steyrsteg and Weißwasser; Firepit, WC on site;

Price: 450 €

Booking: info@happytrails.at

Included:

Guiding fee & organization
Introduction to ultralight backpacking & gearlist
Demo Gear
Camping fee

Not included: transports (To and from the location, trains, taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks.

Changes in the route are at the discretion of the guide. These changes might be caused due to weather conditions, conditions of trail,  lodging or fitness of the group.

Ultralight Hiking Workshop

This is basically the fundamentals course, without the hiking part. It is more gear intense and held indoors. Depending on the weather a practical part will take part outdoors.

Date: Individual dates possible

Objective: Learning how to plan and realise multi day or long distance hikes in mountain environments using modern gear and techniques.

Topics: Gear selection, logistics, before you go, training, mental skills, navigation (on-off trail), food & nourishment, shelter setups, stove operations, trail hygiene, wildlife precautions;

Region: Innsbruck (other locations possible)

Duration: 1 day

Group size: 5 to 10 people

Level: Beginner

Price: 90 €

Included in the price is the guiding fee, demo gear and handouts;
Not included are transports (To and from the location, taxis, buses, etc..), lodging, meals, drinks and snacks.

Travel Photography Basics

Date: Anytime, book about 7 days in advance;

Objectives:

-Learn how to use your camera (DSLR, SLR, Mirrorless, Compact, etc..) to its full potential
-Postproduction basics in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

Duration: 1 day

Location: Innsbruck  (other locations possible)

Price: € 150,-

Consulting over phone, email or in-person

Objective:
Personalized coaching service via email or phone.
Subjects can be selecting the right gear for your trip and going through or creating an individual gear list for your needs. Nutrition plans, training, there are no limits..just ask me anything!

If you are in the area (Puchberg am Schneeberg) we can arrange a meet-up, where I can show you some gear (Palante, MLD, Zpacks, ULA, La Sportiva, Salomon, Ultimate Direction, etc..) or discuss your needs over a cup of coffee.

Price: € 50,- / hour