- Fitness Level: Very Sporty
- Experience Level: Competent
- Technique: 4c
|1 person||CHF 950|
|2 people||CHF 475 per person|
|Day||Elevation +||Elevation -||Kilometers||Walking / climbing time|
|1||1400m||1400m||15km||approx. 12-14 hours|
Day 1: Climbing Tour Gross Diamantstock
After meeting at the Räterichsboden dam we follow the hiking trail to the Bächlital hut. Behind the hut a smaller path leads us to the Bächli Glacier. We continue hiking, on snow or scree slopes steeply up to the start of the actual climbing. The very first pitches are already a little tricky. We follow the ridge up and down to the "emergency exit", the climbing sometimes is quite airy. After that the ridge steepens again, and the climbing difficulties also increase a bit. In general the quality of the rough, beautiful granite, is excellent. Once on the summit of the Gross Diamantstock we enjoy the views and take a well deserved break. The descent involves down-climbing and abseileing and starts down the south west ridge before turning left and descending along ledges back to the Bächli Glacier and the Bächlital hut. After a cold drink at the hut we continue down to Räterichsbodensee where a long but exciting day comes to an end.
|Season||Mid-June - October|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||3:00am at Räterichsboden Lake|
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- Your expenses
- Rental equipment
- Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)
- Warm, functional clothing
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Beanie or headband
- Crampon proof mountaineering boots
- Climbing shoes
- 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)
- Crampons with anti-snow plates
- Ice axe
- 120cm sling
- Locking carabiner
- Hiking poles (optional)
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.