6-day Hut-to-Hut Mountaineering in the Bernese Oberland, Swiss Alps

A certified mountain guide wants to take you hut-to-hut on this mountaineering adventure through the Bernese Oberland and it's numerous 4000m peaks.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    This is a 6 day hut-to-hut mountaineering trip in the most remote part of the Western Alps.

    The Bernese Oberland in Switzerland is home to the Jungfrau (4158m) and nearly a dozen other 4000m+ peaks. The Monch, Gross Fiescherhorn, Aletschhorn and Finsteraarhorn are a few of the other notable peaks we can climb together during this trip.

    In addition to making multiple summits in the Bernese Oberland, we will spend much of our time on the ice. The “ice highway” formed by the Aletsch Glacier is just one of the many glacial adventures to be had along the way.

    Towering mountain peaks and glaciers are not all this region has to offer, however. The Bernese Oberland is also home to some of the best mountain huts found anywhere in the Alps.

    You can expect much more than just a place to stop and rest at the Oberaarjoch, Finsteraarhorn and Konkordia Huts. These huts offer top-notch accommodation and delicious food to refuel you after a long day on the mountain. 

    With a 2:1 participant to guide ratio, this is like a semi-private tour of the Bernese Oberland and the best it has to offer, outside and in.

    This trip is for fit mountaineers with some previous experience. I especially recommend the Bernese Oberland to those who have already climbed around Arolla, Zermatt or Chamonix.

    SAMPLE ITINERARY
    Below is a sample itinerary to give you a better idea of what to expect during our time together. Keep in mind that details may change during the actual trip.

    Day 1
    Our first day will be a technical training day. We will head to the Ferpècle Glacier to do some training on the ice. We will practice ice axe techniques, ice climbing, crampon skills, ropework for glaciers and crevasse rescue.

    Day 2
    We will drive along the Grimsel Pass to the upper Rhône Valley. From here, we will cross the Oberaar Glacier to reach the Oberaarjoch Hut (3256m). 5 hours.

    Day 3
    On this day, we will do a training climb up Oberaarhorn (3631m) while enjoying some spectacular views. A trek up the Fiescher Glacier will lead us to the Finsteraarhorn Hut (3048m). 7 hours.

    Day 4
    From the hut, we will climb Finsteraarhorn (4274m), the highest peak in the Bernese Oberland. We will approach the summit via Hugisattel and the NW Ridge. This ascent has a PD difficulty level. At the end of the day, we will return to the Finsteraarhorn Hut to spend the night. 8 hours.

    Day 5
    From the Finsteraarhorn Hut, we will cross the Grünhornlücke Pass and climb Gross Grünhorn (4044m) via the SW Ridge. This fine rock and snow ridge has a PD+ difficulty level. From Gross Grünhorn, we will descend to the Konkordia Hut (2850m) for our final night out on the mountain.

    Day 6
    We will make our way down to Fiesch via the Aletsch Glacier’s “ice highway” before returning to our base camp in Evolene.

    Experience the wild charm of the Bernese Oberland out on the mountain and inside its world-class huts. Request to book now.

     

    I also lead multi-day ascents on Mont Blanc and Dufourspitze (Monte Rosa), the two highest peaks in the Alps. Click on the links for more information, or hit request to book on any of my trip pages to get in touch with me.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1675 GBP

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
     Only the full-board accommodation at Chemin des Etoiles in Evolene is included in the price. The cost of accommodation and meals at the mountain huts is NOT included. Participants should budget an additional 350 CHF to cover the cost of cable cars and huts.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    "Chemin des Etoiles" in Evolene

    Accommodation

    Shared rooms at "Chemin des Etoiles" in Evolene. Private and double rooms can be booked subject to availability. Wireless internet is available.

    Mountain Huts: Oberaarjoch, Finsteraarhorn & Konkordia

    These huts offer quality accommodation and excellent food.

    During the off-season, accommodation may be provided at "Chalet Les Criquets" or "Hotel Hermitage" in Evolene rather than at "Chemin des Etoiles". There is wireless internet access at all properties in Evolene.

    More info

    Participants should budget an additional 350 CHF to cover the cost of cable cars and huts.

    Please keep in mind that personal insurance, gear hire and personal expenses such as hut fees, food and beverages and trains/cable cars when away climbing are NOT included in the price.

     

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