• Trip duration
    5 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Apr

Description

The Bernese Alps, in western Switzerland, include some of the most spectacular alpine peaks like the Eiger. They also have the largest number of glaciers in the alpine mountain range.

In their heart lies the Konkordia Platz, an area with several valley glaciers. Actually one of them, the Aletsch Glacier, is the biggest one in the Alps.

Because of its unique arctic scenery, this region is a UNESCO Natural Heritage status.

Traversing this high alpine mountain range in spring on skis is a unique experience.

You will ski on glaciers with truly arctic dimensions, passing crevasses and sometimes through steep, rugged serac zones, surrounded by mighty 4000 meter peaks.

Besides, you’ll climb some of the most accessible peaks of the area, with summits close to 4000 m and fantastic ski descents on firn and also on powder snow.

The summit views are always breathtaking. In fact, this will be a hut to hut trip, so the scenery will change every day.

Finally, in case you are flying, I can organize transportation to you from and to Zurich.

If you are looking for a unique ski mountaineering adventure in the Bernese Alps, please contact me. You will truly enjoy this trip! 

Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Grindelwald, gear check and briefing.

Day 2

Jungfraujoch / ski day

Early morning train ride to Jungfraujoch; ascent of the south summit of Trugberg (3880 m) and ski descent on awesome firn to Aletschgletscher (alternatively Louwitor, at 3770m).

Short ascent to Konkordiahutte.

– Ascent 800 m
– Descent 1400 m.

Day 3

Ski day

Skin up to Grunhornlucke, 3286 m; short descent and then climb Wyssnollen (3595 m).

Brilliant ski descent and final ascent to Finsteraarhornhutte, at 3048 m.

– Ascent 1325 m
– Descent 1100 m

Day 4

Ski day

Climb to the summit of Gross Wannenhorn, at 3905 m; thrilling ski descent through heavily crevassed terrain back to the Finsteraarhornhutte.

– Ascent 1100 m
– Descent 1100 m

Day 5

Ski day

Climb up to Galmilucke reaching the remote basin of Galmigletscher; climb the summit of Galmihorn, at 3517m; short descent to the tiny Oberaarjochhutte, situated on 3256 m.

– Ascent 800 m
– Descent 500 m

Day 6

Ski day

Two options: climb Scheuchzerhorn, at 3456m from where we either descent north on the steep Tierberggletscher enjoying some fine powder, or south to the Oberaargletscher, enjoying firn; finally in big turns towards the Grimsel Pass.

– Ascent 400 m
– Descent 1400 m

Price per person

Group of 6590EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
  • Mountain guide's expenses

Extras

Accommodation

We will stay on comfortable mountain huts with dormitories and basic washing facilities. They offer a hearty 3 to 4 course dinner and a rich breakfast.

More info

- Not included in the price: accommodation, train ticket to the Jungfraujoch, lunch & drinks, transfer from end to starting point - Next departures : 5.4.17 - 9.4.17 and 13.4.17 - 17.4.17- This is a trip for ski mountaineers! You should have a solid off piste ski technique, basic mountaineering skills (crampon technique, glacier travel, etc.) and advanced experience in ski touring.- For ambitious ski mountaineers we also organize individual trips in smaller groups (1-3 persons) including some of the highest summits like Jungfrau (4158 m) , Finsteraarhorn (4273 m), Gross Fiescherhorn (4045 m), Gross Grunhorn (4047m).