A hike along the foot of the Eiger in the shadow of its world-famous north face. The Eiger Express cableway takes you up to the Eigergletscher station where the hike begins. On the way, your hiking guide will have some good stories to tell about climbing the Eiger North Face. After about 3 hours you will reach Berghaus Alpiglen, from where many of the first attempts were launched. Here you can decide whether you continue hiking to Grindelwald or take the comfy train down into the valley.
Group Tour (5-8 participants)
|CHF 145 per person|
|1-4 people||CHF 690 per group|
|5-8 people||CHF 145 per person|
To book a private tour please contact us:
|Day||Elevation +||Elevation -||Kilometers||Walking time|
|1||50m||750 - 1350m||5-8.5km||approx. 3-5 hours|
Day 1: Hike the Eigertrail
After meeting at the Grindelwald Terminal, we take a cable car to Eiger Glacier where the hike begins. In a few minutes the hiking trail leads around to the top station of the Eiger North Face chairlift. From there a short descent, then re-ascent brings us to “the Wart” (2244m), where we can pause to study the routes of the Eiger north face which are displayed here. The hiking trail then meanders on through rough scree, remnant snowfields and lush green pastures - always keeping to the foot of the north face. After about three hours we reach the train station at Alpiglen (1616m). Here we can have lunch or refreshments and decide whether we want to continue on the hiking trail or take the Wengenalp train back down into the valley.
|Season||June - October|
|Departures for official tours||See "Closest Bookable Dates"|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||8:45 am Grindelwald Terminal|
- 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
- Hiking 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)
- 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
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.