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8-day guided ski mountaineering in the Bernese Alps

The Bernese Alps provide the best terrain for ski mountaineering adventurers. David, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, will assure you an unforgettable experience in Switzerland!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration8 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Description

The Berner Oberland, in the higher part of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, is a UNESCO world heritage site renowned for it large glaciers and iconic summits. I invite you to join me in this 8-day program in the Bernese Alps, which includes 6 days ski touring. You will not regret it!

Located just south of Grindelwald, this part of the Bernese Alps is home to the famous Eiger north face.

This mountain chains offer the most extensive glaciations in the Alps and, at the same time, consistently deep snowpack. The altitude of the peaks make them iconic and impressively aesthetic. It is a perfect spot for ski touring and ski mountaineering.

This trip is ideal for ski tourers with intermediate to advanced experience. Prior experience with me helps you anticipate the difficulty and style of the program. Please contact me to discuss your background.

So, are you ready to join me in this one week tour through iconic summits in the Bernese Alps? Do not hesitate to contact me.

Or, if you are looking for other exciting trips in the area, please check my 7-day “regular” Haute Route ski tour via Verbier or my “Classic” Haute Route ski touring week via Valsorey.

Accommodation

Huts, hotels.

More info

Group size: up to 8 people. If you are more than 4, a second guide will join us. Not included in price: -Lunch, alcohol & snacks -Personal ski touring & technical equipment (some gear available for rental) -Dinner in Grindelwald & Brig. -2 Hotel nights; Grindelwald & Brig, including Breakfast -Group Luggage transfer from Grindelwald to Brig -Train fee up to the famous Jungfraujoch above Grindelwald -Train costs from Gluringen to Brig at the end of our trip -Transportation and lodging costs prior to meeting -Any additional lifts, train & taxi costs for guests and guide related to a plan change -Trip cancellation, adventure travel & rescue insurance, medical insurance -Gratuities for guide or assistant

Meeting point

Grindelwald.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Briefing and equipment check.

Meet me for trip briefing, equipment check and dinner. We will spend the night in a Grindelwald Hotel.

Day 2: Jungfraujoch - Hollandia Hutte

Train to Jungfraujoch (3500m). ski down to 3200 meters on the JungfrauFirn, up to Touriohorn NE face (3700m), down Kran Berfirn to Grosser Aletsch Firn (2800m), then up to Hollandia Hutte (3240m).

Day 3: Abeni Flue - Concordia Hutte

Up the Abeniflue Firn to Abeni Flue (3950m). Ski down to Grosser Aletshfirn to Concordia Hutte (2850m).

Day 4: Gross Grunhorn - Finsteraarhorn Hut

Up the Gross Grunhorn (4060m), then continue over to the Finsteraarhorn Hut (3050m).

Day 5: Agassizhorn or Finterarhorn

Climb Agassizhorn (3900m), or Finterarhorn (4300m), and ski back to Finsteraarhorn Hutte.

Day 6: Gross Wannenherd and/or Wysnollen

Climb Gross Wannenherd (3950m) and/or Wysnollen (3600m), then back to Finsteraarhorn Hutte.

Day 7: Vordgalmihorn - Bachital Valley

Ski to Vordgalmihorn (3520m). and down a long 2000 meters run via the Bachital Valley to Gluringen for taxi or train to Brig. Pick up stored luggage and overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Departure

Group breakfast and individual travel back home.


About the guide

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I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.

The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.

The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CAD 2320 each

Group of 2

CAD 2320 each

Group of 3

CAD 2320 each

Group of 4

CAD 2320 each

Group of 5

CAD 2320 each

Group of 6

CAD 2320 each

Group of 7

CAD 2320 each

Group of 8

CAD 2320 each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Cost based on a group of 4 people.


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