Over the Grosse Scheidegg Pass to Grindelwald

Hiking among iconic peaks (CH) | 2 days

The Scharzwaldalp in the Rosenlaui Valley was the first settlement established along the mountain road from Meiringen to Grindelwald. Under the watchful eyes of the imposing Wetterhorn, Rosenhorn, Wellhorn and Engelhörner peaks, this tour takes you from Haslital over the Grosse Scheidegg Pass to Grindelwald.

Technique
beginner

Alpine technique: no prior alpine technique knowledge needed; Terrain: mostly moderately steep

Condition
beginner

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

Group

5-10 participants per mountain guide

Meeting Place

9.30 a.m. Meiringen, train station (train arrival 9.16 a.m. Meiringen)

Departure

Approx. 15.00 p.m. Grindelwald

Accommodation

Chalet-Hotel Schwarzwaldalp, Schwarzwaldalp, CH-3860 Meiringen

Services
Included
  • Guidance and supervision provided by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 1 x hotel (standard double room)
  • 15% discount on mammut.com
  • 12 months Fatmap Explore membership

Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (Taxi approx. CHF 25)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Rental Equipment
Program
Day 1
Individual arrival in Meiringen. Welcome by the mountain/hiking guide and handover of any ordered rental equipment. The taxibus will then take you up the Reichenbach Valley, past the nostalgic Hotel Rosenlaui to the Schwarzwaldalp. After a brief discussion of the schedule, you will take part in a leisurely introductory tour towards Alp Grindel and learn about avalanche safety and emergency equipment. In the evening, you will have the chance to enjoy a well-deserved aperitif, a fine evening dinner and a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. (Distance: 5 km; Hiking time: 2-3 hours; Ascent/Descent: 500 vertical meters).
Day 2
You will ascend along the snow-covered pass road at a comfortable pace to the Grosse Scheidegg at 1,960 m. Then it's time for a well-earned rest and the chance to enjoy the magnificent mountain panorama. And your goal is already in sight: Grindlewald below the formidable Eiger North Face. (Distance: 8 km; Hiking time: 3-4 hours; Ascent/Descent: 400/850 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
  • MSR Snowshoes
  • (telescopinc) Ski poles
Technical equipment
  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Touring backpack or avalanche airbag backpack (approx. 30 l)
  • Snowshoes
  • (telescopinc) Ski poles
  • Gaiter (optional)
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
  • Warm, robust winter shoes, must be laceable and have solid soles or mountain boots
Overnight
  • Clothes and shoes for the evening (for wearing in the accommodation and in the village)
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought in the village
  • 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
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available
25.01.2020 - 26.01.2020
Tourguide
Peter Schoch
duration: 2 days, Sat-Sun
state: available
CHF 449.00
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more dates
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22.02. - 23.02.2020
duration: 2 days, Sa-So
state: available
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07.03. - 08.03.2020
duration: 2 days, Sa-So
state: available
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