Urner Haute Route

From Andermatt to Engelberg (CH) | 5 days

Discover one of the most beautiful and steepest Haute Routes in Switzerland. With sunny ascents on the south face and spectacular descents on the north, hopefully in fantastic powder snow. The historic ski tour between Andermatt and Engelberg passes through a particularly remote area. A sense of adventure accompanies this impressive experience as we make our way from hut to hut and summit to summit.


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


Duration from 7 to 9 hours, up to approx. 1,500 vertical meters, approx. 350 vertical meters per hour.


4-5 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

9.30 a.m. Mammut Store Piazza Gottardo, Furkagasse 2, 6490 Andermatt (train arrival 9.24 Uhr Andermatt)


Approx. 15.00 p.m. Engelberg


On the first date the Chelenalphut is still closed, so we will stay in the winterroom of the hut. The guide will bring the food for the whole group.

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The offer is held in German. Therefore, a basic understanding of German is important. Our mountain guides have a basic knowledge of English and can provide the necessary information in English. Often there are helpful guests on the tours and courses who are happy to help with the translation.

  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 3 x hut (base camp); 1 x lodge (base camp)
  • Mammut safety equipment for testing (avalanche equipment worth CHF 99)
  • 15% discount on mammut.com

Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (possible travel by mountain rail)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A CHF 12 per night (approx. hut tax for non-SAC members)
  • Glacier equipment CHF 60 (harness, crampons, ice axe)


Day 1In Andermatt, you will be welcomed by the mountain guide. After a short train ride to Realp, you will climb at a relaxed pace over the snowy Furka Pass to the historic Galenstock Hotel and via the Ochsenalp to the Albert–Heim Hut at 2,543 meters. There will also be time for an avalanche safety briefing along the way.

Day 2Starting directly from the hut, you will traverse toward Winterstock and climb to the Winterlücke. Depending on the conditions and physical fitness, we will continue to the Lochberg at 3,047 meters or go straight down to Lake Göscheneralp. Whichever option we choose, you can look forward to your first fast-paced north face run. We will then make our way on skins through the Chelenalptal valley up to the Chelenalp Hut.

Day 3Leaving the canton of Uri via the Sustenlimi, 3,089 meters, we will enter the Bernese Oberland and come to the highest summit on this tour, the Sustenhorn at 3,502 meters. This will be followed by a long run down in an alpine atmosphere over the Stein Glacier at the Susten Pass to the Steinalp Lodge.

Day 4We will make our way through the Obertal valley, past the striking Fünffinger peaks, and climb up to the Uratstock at 2,911 meters. Back in Uri, we can then enjoy a great descent down to Kleinsustli. There is just one more counter climb to tackle before the well-earned reward of a cool drink on the terrace of the relaxed Sustli Hut.

Day 5We will make our way via the Stössensattel and Firnalpfirn to climb the final summit of the tour, the Grassen at 2,964 meters, offering a magnificent view of the rugged walls of Titlis, Reissend Nollen and Wendenstöcke. The final run down is equally impressive: 1,800 vertical meters to the Herrenrüti at Engelberg. A spectacular conclusion.

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
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
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 saferlock carabiner (or 2x screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • 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 cottage
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
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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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