Jungfraujoch-Äbeniflue 3,962 meters

Grandiose descents (CH) | 2 days

A great weekend of touring awaits you in the Jungfrau area. Wide glacial expanses, relaxed ascents followed by the Sunday highlight of an endlessly long run down from the Äbeniflue at 3,962 meters into the Lötschental valley to the Fafleralp. A total of 2,200 vertical meters in a stunning alpine setting.

Technique
beginner–intermediate

Piste: confident on skis; Powder snow: beginner experience necessary; Terrain: moderately steep, some steeper sections; Alpine technique (for ski touring): initial touring experience

Condition
beginner–intermediate

Duration from 4 to 6 hours, up to approx.1,000 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour. Good level of fitness for all-day skiing.

Group

5-8 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

10.10 a.m. Jungfraujoch, Coffee bar (train arrival 10.05 a.m. Jungfraujoch)

Departure

Approx.14.00 p.m. Fafleralp Lötschental

Accommodation
Note

Please note: The Jungfraubahn recommends to reserve a seat for the journey to the Jungfraujoch in advance (reservation@jungfrau.ch).

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

Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (mountain rail Jungfraubahnen CHF 47.-)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A CHF 12 per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members
  • Rental Equipment
Program
Day 1
After a welcome from the mountain guide on the Jungfraujoch, it will be time prepare for your two-day tour. A safety/avalanche transceiver briefing will refresh your knowledge in the use of emergency equipment, before you enter this fascinating high-alpine environment. From the Jungfraujoch, you will ski over the wide projecting Jungfraufirn down to the Konkordiaplatz. Against a backdrop of the Mönch, Jungfrau, Aletschhorn, Gross Grünhorn and Fiescherhorn peaks, you will then make your way in a gentle ascent over the Grosser Aletschfirn toward Lötschenlücke. After this, it's just a few more steps to the Hollandia Hut at 3,235 meters, our camp for the evening. (Distance: 6.5 km. Hiking time: 2.5 hours; Ascent: 550 vertical meters).
Day 2
After an invigorating breakfast, the group will embark on the ascent over the Äbeniflue Firn to the summit of the Äbeniflue. Around two hours later, you can enjoy the stunning panoramic view from the top of the Äbeniflue at 3,962 meters. After a well-earned rest on the summit, we will start the unique and endlessly long run back down to the Fafleralp at the very back of the Lötschental valley. A fitting reward for your efforts. (Distance: 5 km. Hiking time: 2.5 hours; Ascent: 750 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 safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
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
  • Ski helmet (optional)
  • Climbing harness with 1 safelock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
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
28.03.2020 - 29.03.2020
Tourguide
Julian Beermann
duration: 2 days, Sat-Sun
state: available
CHF 449.00
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more dates
available
18.04. - 19.04.2020
Tourguide
Marc Lüthi
duration: 2 days, Sa-So
state: available
CHF 449.00
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available
02.05. - 03.05.2020
duration: 2 days, Sa-So
state: available
CHF 449.00
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