Day 1: Arrive in Grindelwald and book into your hotel. Meet up with your guide. Welcome meeting and trip briefing.
Day 2: Warm-up day on the local ski area at Kleine Scheidegg. After lunch we take the mountain railway to Jungfraujoch (3454 m). An astounding feat of Swiss engineering, the train climbs via a tunnel bored through the Eiger and the Mönch. From the top we have a short climb on skins to the Mönchjochhütte.
Day 3: From the Mönchjochhütte, we can make an ascent of Louroihorn (3779 m) before descending to the Lötschenhütte Hollandia, run by the Dutch Alpine Mountaineering Club.
Day 4: From the hut we make a ski ascent of Äbeni Flue (3962 m) or the Mittaghorn (3143 m). From the summit, we have a descent of over 1100 m to the Konkordiahütte where we spend our 4th night.
Day 5: We ascend over the Grünhornlücke, the high pass between the Aletsch and Fiesch valleys and make an ascent of the Wyssnollen (3595 m) before descending to the Finsteraarhornhütte.
Day 6: We make the traverse to the Oberaarjochhütte with an ascent of the Gross-Wannenhorn (3905 m) being the highlight of the day.
Day 7: We will start the day with an ascent of Vorder Galmihorn (3517 m) followed by the descent of over 2000 m to Munster. We return to Grindelwald by train.
Day 8: Depart after breakfast
Notes: Accommodation and meals: We spend 2 nights in Grindelwald where our preferred hotel is the Hotel Eigerblick. The other 5 nights are spent in traditional alpine mountain huts. It is possible to leave some luggage in Grindelwald whilst we are in the mountain huts as we return there for the final night. The Swiss huts are renowned for good food: nourishing and plentiful.
- A copy of our recommended kit list will be sent to you at the time of booking.
- Ski touring gear is essential for this tour.
- All skiers will need to carry a pack (35-45 litres) with safety gear, a minimal change of clothes for the evenings and personal items.
- Everyone is expected to ski at all times with the three essential items of avalanche safety equipment: transceiver, shovel and probe. If you ski off-piste regularly we recommend you purchase your own set and we have a special offer on BCA’s excellent DTS Tracker.
- 1:50,000 Jungfrau 264 (S);
- 1:50,000 Nufenenpass 265 (S); Note: ‘S’ indicates that ski routes are shown. Having your own maps is optional as your guides will carry all the maps needed for this tour.
Insurance: It is a condition of booking that you are insured for ski mountaineering on glaciers covering personal accident, rescue and third party risks. You are strongly advised also to take out cover against cancellation and curtailment.
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