- Fitness Level: Sporty
- Experience Level: Competent
- Technique: 4c (4b obl.)
|1 person||CHF 950|
|2 people||CHF 475 per person|
Day 1: Climbing Tour Gross Furkahorn
After meeting at Furka Pass, we will hike along the mountain path towards the Sidelenhütte. Shortly before the hut we turn off and climb towards the Sidelen Glacier. The way now leads over lots of scree and loose boulders to the start of the climbing. At the base of the ridge we don climbing harnesses and rock gear and change our shoes. Now let's get started! The very first pitches are already a challenge. You should have a fair amount of rock climbing experience already if you want to tackle this comfortably. Throughout the climb, harder sections are intersperesed by more straightforward climbing. Shortly before the summit is a final steeper challenge, then its literally all down hill. Done - we are standing on the summit of the Gross Furkahorn 3169m. The view up here is magnificent. During a break, the mountain guide will explain the panorama. For the descent we first have to abseil a bit, then we continue on foot back to Furka Pass.
- Approach: 2 hours
- Climbing time: 4-6 hours
- Descent: 2 hours
|Season||June - October|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||5:00am on the Furkapass|
- 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 (depending on conditions)
- Ice axe (depending on conditions)
- 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
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