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Climbing Tour Gross Furkahorn

The climbing on the east-southeast ridge of Gross Furkahorn offers some of the most beautiful granite climbing around! Experience some fantastic scenery as our mountain guide leads you to the border summit of the cantons of Uri and Valais.

Quick Facts

  • Climbing Tour on the Furkapass
  • 1 Day
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Technique: 4c (4b obl.)

From CHF 475

From CHF 475

Tour Details

  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Technique: 4c (4b obl.)

Private Tour

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
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)

Backpack

  • 20-25l

Clothing

  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband

Footwear

  • Crampon proof mountaineering boots
  • Climbing shoes

The basics

  • 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)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates (depending on conditions)
  • Ice axe (depending on conditions)
  • Helmet
  • 120cm sling
  • Locking carabiner
  • Hiking poles (optional)

General Information for Mountaineering School

Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!

OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald

Dorfstrasse 103
3818 Grindelwald
Switzerland

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info(at)outdoor.ch

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.

Cancellation

If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.

Equipment

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.

Clothing

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

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.

Huts

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.

Safety

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. 

General Terms and Conditions

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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