Glacier Hike on the Steingletscher

Discover the verticality of the Tierbergli via ferrata and the broad expanse of the Steingletscher with one of our mountain guides. Guaranteed you'll remember this day for a long time!

Quick Facts

  • Glacier Hike and Via Ferrata at the Sustenpass
  • 1 Day
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Group of max. 6 people
  • Technical equipment included

From CHF 235

From CHF 235

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
29.06.24 more than 3
14.07.24 2
27.07.24 more than 3
11.08.24 more than 3
24.08.24 more than 3
22.09.24 more than 3

Tour Details

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 235 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 950 per group
4-6 people CHF 235 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 900m 900m 8km approx. 5-6 hours


Day 1

After meeting at Hotel Steingletscher, we'll obtain a permit and drive up to the Umpol car park in 1-2 cars. There we will equip ourselves for the via ferrata. This starts right at the parking lot and consists of two sections - so you can get off in the middle if you find it too difficult and reach the hut via the hiking trail. The mountain guide will help and give tips on how to climb the via ferrata safely. After about 3 hours we'll reach the Tierberglihütte, where we can stop for a well-deserved lunch break. Then we can start our circular tour on the glacier. With crampons and rope we'll explore the Steingletscher. In the early afternoon we'll return to the Tierberglihütte and start our descent along the hiking trail which leads back to the Umpol car park. We can finish the day back at Hotel Steingletscher on the hotel terrace.

Season June - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:00am parking Hotel Steingletscher

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • Technical equipment (crampons, harness, 1 hiking pole, helmet, via ferrata set)

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)


  • 20-25l


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


  • Hiking boots or crampon proof mountaineering boots

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*
  • Hiking poles*
  • Helmet*
  • Via ferrata set*

* Provided free of charge. Please let us know what you need when booking.


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

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


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. 

General Terms and Conditions

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

Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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