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Excalibur 1-day rock climbing route at the Wendenstöcke

Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Luca on this unforgettable day of rock climbing on the Excalibur route at the Wendenstöcke, in the Swizz Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Meet the challenge to ascend the renowned Excalibur wall in the stunning Alps

  • Share this safe but exciting experience with seasoned and enthusiastic guides

  • See if you've got the skill to ascend a level 6b climb that you won't foget

Description

Do you have a passion for rock climbing? Well, welcome to Wendenstöcke in the heart of the Swiss Alps, 1.5 hours from Bern international airport. This is an accessible and stunningly beautiful location with high-quality rock.

Located to the north of Susten Pass, Wendenstöcke is known throughout Europe for its high climbing quality and routes. You’ll get to climb on limestone, which translates into great grip quality.

Excalibur is one of the best known and most accessible routes, made famous by Ueli Steck who completed a free solo ascent in 2004. Be aware that this route has been rated 6b and requires you to be an experienced, confident climber with an excellent fitness level. There are also other routes available on the Wendenstöcke but they require higher levels of climbing technique.

This will be an extremely exciting and rewarding excursion so sign up now and I’ll be waiting to show you this gem of a climbing route and the absolutely gorgeous landscape that surrounds it.

If perhaps you have two days available for a trip in the Alps then consider this 2 day hike to the summit of La Dent Blanche. One the highest peaks in the Alps you will have 360 degree views of epic proportions!

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About the guide

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I was born in 1988. Thanks to my parents, I learned to live and love the mountains. Already at 16, at my hometown Ticino, I started practicing mountaineering and other activities with my friends. Creativity reigned in every tour we went on.

Later, I developed my ski mountaineering and climbing techniques at the Alpine Club (Lugano). In 2008, I moved to Switzerland to complete my studies. I got my Biology Degree (2011) in Basel and my Master's in Neuroscience (2013) in Zurich. Yet, my love for the mountain remained alive and strong all along. This helped me take the next step: my training as an Alpine Guide.

I like to take my guests on a variety of activities. I mainly focus on wild and little known spots, as well as in niche activities like traditional climbing, which is based on the use of natural protections alone. My personal favorites? Long-climbing and exploration ski-mountaineering. I also offer hikes on the wild Ticino mountains, Val Varzasca or Val Bavona. In the summer season, I recommend the High Way of the Verzasca for a long excursion, or a less crowded peak of the Bernese Alps, to enjoy nature away from the most popular spots.

Overall, respect for nature is central to all my activities on the mountain. I am a big believer in diving into nature fully, to achieve a boost of positive energy and well-being, and get to know the mountain through sports, nature and culture.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 619 each

Group of 2

CHF 387 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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