OBERLAND SKI TOURING ROUTE

Day 1:

Trip to Grindelwald. Meeting the guide to finalise the details around 19h00.

 

Day 2:

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

Duration: 4h

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

 

Day 3:

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

Duration: 5h

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

 

Day 4:

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

Duration: 7h

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

 

Day 5:

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

Duration: 7h

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

 

Day 6:

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

Duration: 7h

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

Included:

  • UIAGM/AEGM Mountain Guide Services.
  • 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.

 

Not included:

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

 

Additional 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.
  • Ski touring 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
  • Ski crampons

 

  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet

 

  • Backpack 40l max.
  • Headlight + batteries
  • Light harness

 

  • Dyneema ring 120cm
  • Ice screw
  • Two screw-lock carabiners

 

  • Snow shovel
  • Probe 240cm
  • Transceiver (batteries charged)

 

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream 50+
  • Lip balm 50+
  • Cap
  • Goggles
  • Thin ski gloves
  • Thick ski gloves
  • Spare gloves
  • Medium thickness socks + spare
  • Buff
  • Hat

 

  • Touring ski pants
  • Thermal underpants
  • Gore-Tex ski pants
  • Gore-tex ski jacket
  • Fleece
  • Primaloft
  • Thermal undershirt + spare

 

  • Snacks (sandwich, nuts, cereal bars, ...)
  • Water bottle 1.5l

 

  • Silk sleeping bag (optional)

 

  • Mobile phone
  • ID
  • Cash (provide foreign currency)
  • Mountaineering federation license valid for the Alps.
  • Abroad Health insurance
  • Camera
  • Chargers

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

  • 1 = Beginner. Never ski toured before. Is a regular ski resort skier that occasionally goes off-piste. Black runs are not a problem for its level.
  • 2 = Starter. Has experienced ski touring, climbing with skins (skinning). Is familiar with all the ski touring gear. Capable of uphill kick turning on not very steep terrain. Knows how to place and use ski crampons. Ski climbs safely through all kinds of snows on a trace. Skies down efficiently on ungroomed terrain, even on steep but wide slopes.
  • 3 = Intermediate. Regular touring skier,  . Trained on the basic techniques of skinning and uphill kick turn. Can change directions on slopes of 35º. Able to place ski crampons and crampons in an autonomous way. Skies down effectively on all kinds of ungroomed terrain and steepness.
  • 4 = Advanced. Masters the technique of skinning on slopes up to 40º - 45º. Moves safely with skins on steep and icy slopes. Basic knowledge of mountaineering, use of crampons and ice axe as well as rope work. Skies down safely on every snow condition and steepness.
  • 5 = Very advanced. Extensive experience in touring and mountaineering ski. Moves effectively changing direction on all kind of terrain, even on exposed places. Very good skier on every snow condition and steep terrain, as well as in exposed passages. Goes frequently on one-day or multi-day ski tours, spending the nights in huts. Familiar using the ice axe and crampons on all types of mountain domain. Knowledge and training on rope work, protection and self-arrest.
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    FITNESS level

  • 1 = Able to ascend 600 meters of elevation gain skinning for 3 hours carrying a light backpack of about 5 kg.
  • 2 = Able to ski tour for 4 or 5 hours overcoming 800 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 5 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
  • 3 = Able to accomplish 5 to 7 hours routes and 1000 meters elevation gain with a backpack of about 7 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
  • 4 = Able to succeed on alpine routes of up to 8 hours and 1200 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 8 kg at a 400 meters an hour pace.
  • 5 = Able to carry out alpine routes of more than 8 hours long and between 1500 and 2000 meters elevation gain with a 10 kg backpack at a 400 meters an hour pace.

Next Dates :

March-April 2021

Description

The Bernese Oberland offers a wide range of exceptional and pleasant opportunities for every touring ski lover, from simple routes crossing its wide hills and glaciers, to techniques ascents to peaks like the Finsteraarhorn. The summits between 3500 and 3900 meters abound in the Oberland. They are simple and skiable to the top.

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 4000 meters, among them: one of our goals of the week, the Finsteraarhorn (4275m), and, of course, the great Jungfrau (4166m).

Really a place that is well worth a visit for its great landscape diversity: lakes, mountains, picturesque villages, pasture and forest lands, cogwheel trains and much more.

LEVELS :

FITNESS
3
TECHNICAL
3

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