Hike to Schwarzhorn

The Schwarzhorn 2928m is the highest mountain in the area of “First”. At the summit you will be rewarded with a fantastic view for your efforts - an unforgettable experience!

Quick Facts

 Panorama View from the Summit
 1 Day
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Sporty
 Groups of max. 8 people

From CHF 145

From CHF 145

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
29.06.24 more than 3
21.07.24 more than 3
12.08.24 more than 3
03.09.24 more than 3
25.09.24 more than 3

Tour Details

Group Tour (5-8 participants)

CHF 145 per person  

Private Tour

1-4 people CHF 690 per group
5-8 people CHF 145 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 1000m 1200m 10km approx. 7-8 hours

Day 1: Hike to the Schwarzhorn – ‘Summit of happiness’

Ascent to the Schwarzhorn 2928m. After meeting in Grindelwald we take the lift up to “First” (2165m). To warm up, we hike easily along the broad track down to the Distelboden. From there the path begins a gentle climb and we stroll through alpine meadows to Chrinnenboden (2259m). Now the landscape slowly becomes rockier and the path narrower and steeper. We zigzag up to the southern shoulder of the Schwarzhorn. After a short rest we continue along the ridge to the summit of the Schwarzhorn (2928m). What views - deep blue lakes on one side, snow-capped mountain peaks and lush green alpine meadows on the other. These are well deserved. For the descent, we follow the same route we came up. At Chrinnenboden we will take the hiking trail to Grindel Oberläger and continue on to Grosse Scheidegg, where we catch a bus back down to the valley.

Season Mid-June - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 8:45am Outdoor Shop and Café, Dorfstrasse 103, Grindelwald

  • Guiding from a licenced hiking guide
  • His or her expenses

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • 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
  • Beanie or headband


  • Hiking 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

  • 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

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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