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1-day Monch (4107 m) ascent in the Swiss Alps

Monch

Come join Andrej, an IFMGA-certified guide, on this 1-day Monch ascent in the Swiss Alps. And enjoy a fun mountaineering experience with great views.

Private

Alps

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Come climb this beautiful Monch peak in one of the most amazing mountain ranges of the Swiss Alps.

The Monch (4107 m) is a wonderful mountain that forms part of the Bernese Alps, in the Cantons of Valais and Bern, in Switzerland. Together with the Eiger and the Jungfrau, they form a recognizable group of mountains known as the Berner Trilogy that can be spotted from far away.

And my plan is to start our climb in Grindelwald (1034 m), a traditional Alps village in the district of Interlaken-Oberhasli. We’ll start by taking the Jungfrau railway until Jungfraujoch, Then, the beginning of the trail will be only 200 meters ahead to the starting point of our ridge.

This beautiful ridge will take us climbing across an exposed and snowy ridge with beautiful views of the surroundings. It's a classic example of what you'll find climbing in this area, so its a great chance to use it as an introduction to bigger mountains.

So don't hesitate and send me a request for this 1-day Monch ascent in the Swiss Alps.

And if you're visiting Switzerland and you want to try other ascents in this area, please also check my 3-Day Ascent of the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps and my 3-Day Ascent of the Eiger via the Mittellegi Ridge.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 450 Each

Group of 2

EUR 300 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Details

More info

Equipment required: Basic mountaineering and climbing equipment.


About the guide

I was born in Kranj (Slovenia), and since I was a child the mountains have been my passion. I graduated in Sports at Ljubljana University and started an alpine career as a member of the Kranj Alpine Club.

In 1977, I climbed my first eight-thousander: it was a new route on Gasherbrum I. Some years later, a partner and I became the first Slovenians to ascend Mt Everest, also on a new route.

In fact, I’ve been at the top of Everest twice. The second time, I reached the summit with my wife Marija, and we were the first married couple achieving that.

Throughout my alpine career, I took part and even lead more than 20 expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayas. There, I climbed more than six peaks over eight thousand meters: two of them on new routes and three using pure alpine style. I also climbed in Patagonia, Pamir, USA, Caucasus and Scotland.

However, my major success was climbing a new route on Kangchenjunga, in alpine style and together with climber Marko Prezelj. After this, we won the prestigious mountaineering award Piolet d’Or.

I am a mountain guide since 1982 and I obtained my IFMGA license in 1997. I am also an instructor at the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association (SMGA).

I still live in Kranj with my wife and the youngest of our three children.

Languages

Slovenian | | Russian | German | English | Croatian

Residence

Kranj, Slovenia


What people are saying about Andrej Stremfelj

JEAN MARC PESSON

5.00

August, 2021

Every thing was okay Perfect professional guide ANDREJ, very good dates choosen with perfect weather conditions !!

Joni Lehtonen

4.00

June, 2019

Strong recommendation. Walking poles could ve been useful support for hiking part.

Kwan K. Yau

5.00

September, 2018

Andrej is not extremely talkative but everything he said was gold. I hope to learn more from him, and it would be a great gift to humanity if he wrote some of his little stories in a little book.

Lina Makneviciute

5.00

June, 2018

We had an amazing time. Andrej is such a good guide, he has so much experience, we learnt a lot from him! We also felt completely safe even on those parts of the route which were a bit more difficult. The route itself is great for aspiring climbers. We had no climbing experience and felt it was perfect - you do climb the whole of the North face and there is almost no walking so you definitely get a good taste of alpine climbing but it is not too technical. It took us a long time, longer than expected, and we ended up staying in a mountain hut overnight and walking back the next day. Definitely do it but if you want to go the summit it might be better to book the two day trip as it a very long climb indeed (it took us 15 hours to get to the summit) - but of course totally worth it and the views are spectacular!




 

 

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