Finsteraarhorn 4,274 meters and Grünegghorn 3,787 meters (CH) | 3.5 days

Alpine ski tour on the highest Bernese peaks!

To allow optimum acclimatization for the Finsteraarhorn, we will spend the night on the Kleine Scheidegg and then scale the Grünegghorn, 3,787 meters, on the approach to the hut. This will ensure we are fully prepared for our impressive tour on the highest peaks of the Bernese Alps and can enjoy the endless descent down to Valais.

Technique
medium–demanding

Piste: very confident and fast on skis; Powder snow: solid experiences in all types of snow; Terrain: mostly steep terrain, narrow couloirs; Alpine technique (ski touring) for climbing sections: solid touring experience as well as skilled handling of crampons and ice picks

Condition
medium–demanding

Duration from 7 to 9 hours, up to approx. 1,500 vertical meters, approx. 350 vertical meters per hour. High level of fitness for all-day skiing

Small Group

2 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

18.30 p.m. Kleine Scheidegg (train arrival 18.19 p.m. Kleine Scheidegg)

Departure

Approx. 15.00 p.m. Reckingen im Goms or Fafleralp im Lötschental

Services
Included
  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 1 x mountain inn (standard double room), 2 x hut (base camp)
  • 15% discount on mammut.com
  • 12 months Fatmap Explore membership

Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (Jungfraubahnen approx. CHF 47.-)
  • Rental Equipment
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A CHF 12 per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members

Program
Day 1
Meeting point, welcome and dinner in the hotel on the Kleine Scheidegg.
Day 2
Our arrival the day before will allow us to make an early start. From the Jungfraujoch, we will climb to the Mönchsjoch and ski down the Ewigscheefeld. The highlight of the approach will be our ascent of the 3,787 meter Grünegghorn, from where we will ski down via the Grünhornlücke to the Finsteraarhorn Hut. (Distance: 16 km. Hiking time: 6 hours. Ascent/Descent: 1,280/1,600 vertical meters)
Day 3
Today is summit day! Early in the morning, we will climb up to the Hugisattel with our skis. Using crampons, we will make our way over the impressive ridge up to the summit with its amazing panoramic view. We will follow the same route back to the hut. (Distance: 3 km. Hiking time: 7 hours; Ascent/Descent: 1,230/1,230 vertical meters)
Day 4
Depending on the conditions, today we will either make our way via the Bächlilücke toward Goms or via the Lötschenlücke to the Lötschen Valley. (Distance: 16 km. Hiking time: 5 hours; Ascent/Descent: 850/2,550 vertical meters)
equipment
Rental equipment

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

  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Climbing harness with 1 saferlock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Climbing helmet

Technical equipment
  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Touring backpack (approx. 30l)
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, ski crampons)
  • Ski touring boots
  • (telescopinc) ski poles
  • Climbing harness with 1 saferlock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Climbing helmet
Clothing
  • 1x Ski jacket and 1x ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Beanie and 1x headband
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • 1x Functional socks and 1x spare socks
Overnight
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • Clothes 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 and ski goggles
  • 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 with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available
30.04.2020 - 03.05.2020
Tourguide
Marc Lüthi
duration: 4 days, Thu-Sun
state: available
CHF 1'599.00
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more dates
available
14.05. - 17.05.2020
duration: 4 days, Do-So
state: available
CHF 1'599.00
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Our team is available by phone from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.

CH +41 (0)62 769 81 83
DE +49 (0)8334 36 20 362
AT +43 (0)7252 46051 4444

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