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Gspaltenhorn

The Gspaltenhorn is a less frequented peak near the Blüemlisalp massif. None the less the beautiful valley approach and the short but technical climbing make it a very enjoyable outing. An ideal climb to prepare yourself for bigger aims and projects!

Quick Facts

  • A little known Dream Summit
  • 1 1/2 Days
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Overnight stay in the Gspaltenhorn hut included

From CHF 790

From CHF 790

Tour Details

Private Tour

1 person CHF 1295
2 people CHF 790 per person

Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 1100m 0m 6km approx. 4-5 hours
2 1000m 1000m 4km approx. 5 hours + hut descent

 

Day 1: Ascent to the Gspaltenhorn hut 2458m

The scenic approach from Griesalp is excellent and non-technical. Your guide will meet you at the hut, shortly before dinner.

Day 2: Ascent to the Gspaltenhorn 3436m

In the early morning we will ascend a rough track through screes to the Bütlassesattel. From here we follow the varying “Leiterngrat" to the summit. There are no ladders, but some fixed ropes. To the south are the "Valais" giants, to the east: the Wetterhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, to the west: the Blüemlisalp and to the north the green Mittelland with its deep lakes.

Season June - September
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 5:30pm at the Gspaltenhorn hut for dinner

 

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 1 night in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day

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

Backpack

  • 25-30l

Clothing

  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks

Footwear

  • 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
  • Silk sleeping bag liner
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet
  • 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

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