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Mönch 1-day guided ascent program

Climbing Monch
monch ascent
monch, bernese alps
Jungfrau and Monch Grindewald

Climb up to the Mönch summit, an iconic mountain in the amazing Bernese Alps, in Switzerland, along with Hermann, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide.



1 Day

Mar - Nov




Join me and let’s climb the Mönch (4107 m) together in this 1-day program! It is one of the three iconic peaks of the Bernese Alps, together with the Eiger (3970 m) and the Jungfrau (4158 m).

Mönch is a perfect day trip over the south-west ridge or southridge. Starting with the first cablecar from Grindelwald-Grund, we will be back in the afternoon to Grindelwald.

The cable car/train is running the whole year, so it’s possible to do this ascent even during the whole autumn, until the beginning of December.

We will meet at 7:15 at the Station Eiger Expresse in Grindelwald-Grund Cablecar (not included in costs), go up to Kleine Scheidegg and then continue to Jungfraujoch, where we start the climb.

The normal route (south-east ridge) is a moderate climb that goes through rocky terrain and snow ridges, and it takes around 6 hours to cover the 650 meters up/down altitude gain. We can also take the south-west ridge instead, which is more technical and difficult, and the guide:client ratio is 1:1.

This climb is a perfect way to test your technique and adapt yourself to the altitude. Also, a great chance to put your mountaineering skills to use, in this specific type of terrain. The Mönch ascent is graded PD, with slopes up to 45 degrees.

So, are you in for this exciting climb? Contact me and let’s start planning your ascent to the Mönch! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I also offer a guided ascent to Jungfrau and Mönch! You can check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I love the mountains and they have been my destiny and my passion for more than 20 years now!
Everyday I feel a big gratitude to work in this outstanding landscapes and being able to inspire my clients - we always have a good time together and make it a unique experience!

I am based in Schaffhausen, a nice historic town in the north of Switzerland and the area of lake constance. From here we have all options, whether it be one-day-trips to eastern- and central alps or whole journeys to foreign countries.

My second base is the small town of Arolla, Valais - all high peaks of the alps are around this area. It is exactly between Zermatt and Chamonix, a perfect place to be...I love the contrast of the different cities!

Together with my team and friends from BERIE alpine school we want to invite you to join our climbs and skiing trips or our trekking trips around the world. In high altitude mountains, I have lot of experience, working many years in this game with well-established partners, for example as guide on Mount Everest (Summit success 2003 with 7 members).

In my program you will find fine mountain journeys with or without skis. We will offer you not just the climb and a summit successes! Mountains are not gyms!

To get in touch with the local people and to understand their way of life and history is an important part of my philosophy. So do not hesitate now to get in touch with me if you want to join in one of our next trips or journeys. It would be a great pleasure to accompany you and have a good time together.


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What people are saying about Hermann



Great guide, great adventure, though one summit was cancelled due to the weather conditions.



Thomas was just a great guide! It had been awhile since I had been part of a rope team and he kept me in check to get me back in the swing of it. Thoroughly enjoyed it! We only got to summit Monch due to inclement weather rolling in and overnight it got worse. Made the call to come back another time and attempt Jungfrau. Can't wait to climb again with Thomas! Appreciate how easy it is to find a guide when I need one on all of the new routes (for me) that I want to try. Thanks for a fantastic service!



Had a wonderful two days in fantastic weather. Yann was excellent, would highly recommend him.



We had an awesome time in the mountains, Raphael my guide was very friendly, helpful and responsible, and helped the trip to go smoothly at all times. I thoroughly recommend him and the Monch trip. Thanks again for an awesome trip! Warmest. Jason

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