OBERLAND SKI TOURING ROUTE

Day 1 :

Trip to Grindelwald. Meeting in the afternoon.

 

Day 2 :

Junfraujoch (3464m) - Luowitor (3676m) - Grosser Aletschfirn - Hollandiahutte (3240m)

Hours : 4h

Elevation gain/loss : + 825m / - 1085m

 

Day 3 :

Hollandiahutte (3240m) - Abeni Flue (3962m) - Grosser Aletschfirn - Konkordiahutte (2850m)

Hours : 5h

Elevation gain/loss : + 925m / - 1315m

 

Day 4 :

Konkordiahutte (2850m) - Grünegghorn (3860m) - Grünhornlucke (3280m) - Finsteraarhornhutte (3048m)

Hours : 7h

Elevation gain/loss : + 1400m / - 1200m

 

Day 5 :

Finsteraarhornhutte (3048m) - Gosses Wannenhorn (3905m) - Finsteraarhornhutte (3048m)

Hours : 7h

Elevation gain/loss : + 1275m / - 1275m

 

Day 6 :

Finsteraarhornhutte (3048m) - Fieschergletscher - Galmihorm (3517m) - Reckingen (1350m)

Hours : 7h

Elevation gain/loss : + 870m / - 2550m

Included:

  •  UIAGM/AEGM mountain guide.
  •  Personal advises prior the trip.
  •  Safety equipment for the whole group.
  •  Reservations management services.
  •  First hotel night and half-board hut accommodation during the route.
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    Not included:

  •  Travelling to Grindelwald.
  •  Transfers and/or cable cars.
  •  Snacks and beverages during the stages.
  •  Members and guides extra expenses due to program variations.
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    General information:

  •  Each group member taking part in the ski route is required to possess an at date license issued by the Mountaineering Federation valid in the Alps.
  •  Mountain skiing is an extraordinary pass time but it involves risks. Each member of this journey takes full responsibility of what could happen.
  •  The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on weather and snow conditions, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.
  •  Touring skis (adjusted bindings)
  •  Touring ski boots
  •  Telescopic touring ski poles
  •  Skins
  •  Wax for limiting the snow to build up under the skis
  •  Anti snow plate crampons. Preferably made of steel
  •  Ice axe
  •  Helmet (optional)
  •  Ski crampons
  •  Snow shovel
  •  Probe 240cm
  •  Transceiver (batteries in charge)
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Goggles
  •  Sun cream 50+
  •  Lip balm 50+
  •  Thin ski gloves
  •  Thick ski gloves
  •  Replacement gloves
  •  Medium thickness socks + spare
  •  Touring ski pants
  •  Thermal underpants
  •  Gore-Tex ski pants
  •  Gore-tex ski jacket
  • Fleece
  • Primaloft
  • Thermal undershirt + spare
  • Buff
  • Hat
  • Cap
  • Backpack 40l max.
  • Snacks (sandwich, dry nuts, cereal bars,...)
  • Water bottle 1.5l or Camelback bag
  • Medicines for personal use
  • Headlight + batteries
  • Light harness
  • Dyneema ring 120cm
  • Ice screw
  • Two screw-lock carabiners
  • Silk sleeping bag
  • Isothermal blanket
  • Watch / altimeter
  • Mobile phone
  • ID
  • Cash (provide foreign currency)
  • Mountaineering federation license valid for the Alps.
  • Abroad Health insurance
  • Camera
  • For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

     

    Ski touring & Freeride

     

    • Technical Level
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    • 1 - Beginner. Never ski toured before. Frequent skier that goes off-piste not very often. Never used skins before.
    • 2 - Intermediate. Ski tours occasionally (5 to 10 days a year). Know the basics using skins, correct kick turn on slopes up to 35º. Capable of placing ski crampons without any help. Be able to ascend through all kinds of snow following a trace. Skis efficiently on all kinds of snows.
    • 3 - High. Big expertise in all types of ascents with skis. Knows and masters several climbing techniques with skins, kick-turn both back and to the valley. Can go easily forward skating. Ski tours quite often (more than 15 days a year). Familiarized with the use of ice axes and crampons in different terrains. Be able to use ropes for belaying. Has been in high routes in the Alps. Training in self-rescue.
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    • Fitness Level
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    • 1 - Being able to walk in the mountains for 3 to 4 hours gaining 800 meters of altitude with a lightweight backpack of about 5 kg.
    • 2 - Walk along itineraries in the mountains for 4 to 6 hours gaining 1000 meters of altitude with an 8 kg backpack.
    • 3 - able to make mountain itineraries for more than 8 hours and ascending 1500 meters or more, loaded with a backpack of 10 kg.

    Descripción:

    The Bernese Oberland offers a wide range of exceptional and attractive opportunities for every mountain skiing lover, from simple routes crossing its wide hills and glaciers, to techniques ascents to peaks like the Finsteraarhorn. The summits between 3500 and 3900m abound in the Oberland. They are simple and skiable to the summit.

    The "Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn" complex covers 54,000 hectares that were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. It includes some of the longest glaciers in the Alps, such as the Grosser Aletschgletscher (18 km and 900m deep) and 8 mountains over 4000m of altitude: Finsteraarhorn 4275m, Aletschhorn 4182m, Jungfrau 4166m, Mönch 4105m, Schreckhorn 4080m, Fiescherhorn 4049m, Grünhorn 4043m and the Lauteraarhorn 4042m.

    LEVELS :

    FITNESS
    2
    TECHNICAL
    2

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