- Gear check
- Via ferrata code of conduct
- Walking and "climbing" technique
- Objective and subjective dangers
- Route finding on access and descent
- Trip planning
- Weather science
Day 1: Basic training on the via ferrata Mürren
Meet your guide in Mürren, check your equipment and make your way to the beginning of the Mürren via ferrata. Here you will start from scratch and review all of the important information regarding via ferrata equipment and technique. This via ferrata is not particularly difficult, but some sections are very exposed. Throughout the tour you will further discuss equipment and learn important basic knot and hiking techniques. You’ll finish the tour in Gimmelwald and enjoy a panoramic view over the valley. Descend to Stechelberg and prepare for the next day.
Day 2: Via ferrata Allmenalp
Meet your guide in Kandersteg and ascend the Allmenalp via ferrata. You will use the skills learned the day before to navigate over metal pegs, across a Nepalese foot bridge, up the turntable ladder, and along many other elements. As you continue along this impressive and beautiful fixed route, your mountain guide will provide further tips for safely and efficiently completing a via ferrata. At the top you’ll recap your day and ask any final questions as you sit with your guide at the Allmenalp restaurant. Descend back to Kandersteg feeling accomplished and well prepared for your next via ferrata endeavour.
|Season||June - October|
|Departures for official tours||Click the "Check Availability" button to open the calendar|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||Day 1: 9:10am at the Stäger Sport in Mürren (Chalet Enzian) |
Day 2: 10:00am at the Allmenalp cable car station in Kandersteg
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- Your expenses
- Costs for cable car
- Rental equipment
- Your acccommodation
- Warm, functional clothing
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Hiking or mountaineering boots
- Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
- Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
- Thermos flask, drink bottle
- GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
- Camera and binoculars (optional)
- Via Ferrata set
General Information for Mountaineering School
Trip status for group courses
1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.
Minimum of participants (group tours)
As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.
If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.
Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.
Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.
Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.
A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.
Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.
General terms of contract
Our General Terms and Conditions apply.