Over the Great Aletsch Glacier

From Jungfraujoch through the UNESCO World Heritage Site (CH) | 3 days

Trek over the longest glacial stream in the Alps, the Great Aletsch Glacier. Measuring 23 kilometers in length from its catchment area in the Jungfrau region to the Massa Gorge, the glacier has a 900 m ice cover as it reaches the Konkordiaplatz. From Top of Europe – Jungfraujoch to Bettmeralp in three days. An unforgettable experience!

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GUARANTEED COURSE/TOUR PROVISION
Our minimum group size of three participants for these offers enables us to guarantee a high degree of certainty in terms of provision going ahead. Enjoy the additional benefit of even more focused guidance in a small group environment.
Technique
beginner

A continuous route, sure-footedness and experience of day hikes required; Terrain: mostly moderately steep (T1-T2); Alpine technique: experience is not necessary

Condition
beginner

Duration from 2 to 4 hours, up to approx. 700 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

Small Group

3-10 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

11:35 a.m. Jungfraujoch, at the coffee bar next to the post office

Departure

approx. 3 p.m. Bettmeralp

Services
Included

Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide, accommodation with half board: 1 x hut, 1 x mountain inn (base camp)

Not included

Travel to the course, transport (Jungfraubahn rail journey from approx. CHF 45 per person), rental equipment, snacks and drinks, a CHF 12 per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members

Program
Day 1
Arrival and welcome at Jungfraujoch. A few steps along the mountain tunnel will take you into the fascinating alpine glacier landscape. After an introductory session on how to use crampons and ice picks, attached to your mountain guide's rope, you will trek towards the first target destination, the Konkordiaplatz. The multitude of steps leading up to the Konkordia Hut provide the last challenge on this impressive first day.
Day 2
After a hearty breakfast, you will return to the Konkordiaplatz and follow the flow of the glacial ice at a steady pace as far as Platta. A short ascent will lead you to the picturesque Märjelensee lake and the cozy Gletscherstube mountain inn at 2,357 m.
Day 3
Each step will take you closer to the glacial tongue, until you leave the eternal ice and hike to Bettmeralp via Moosfluh. The view looking back towards the Great Aletsch Glacier couldn’t be more impressive. You will then return to the valley by train and continue your journey home.
equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Climbing harness with 2 screwgate carabinners and 1 prusik
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Technical equipment
  • Climbing harness with 2 screwgate Carabinners and 1 prusik
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Backpack approx. 30l with rain cover
  • Gaiter (optional)
  • Telescopic trekking poles (optional)
Clothing
  • Hardshell jacket and pants (wind- and waterproof)
  • Mountaineering or trekking pants
  • Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • Short/long functional underwear
  • Cap/headband and hat
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • Functional socks and spare socks
  • Hiking shoes or mountaineering shoes (at least ankle-high, hard sole)
Overnight
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • clohtes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
  • slipper socks are at the hut
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)

Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • headlamp or flashlight with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available
03.07.2020 - 05.07.2020
duration: 3 days, Fri-Sun
state: available
CHF 699.00
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