Hiking Tour to the Schreckhorn Hut

The Schreckhornhütte is located far above the Grindelwald valley in an imposing glacier basin. It is primarily used by experienced mountaineers as a starting point for tours of the surrounding mountains. But it is an incredible tour destination in its own right, offering an exciting hike high above an incredible glacier landscape. The cozy hut atmosphere and the remoteness make this tour a unique experience!

Quick Facts

 Explore a wild and remote area
 2 Days
 Experience Level: Advanced
 Fitness Level: Very Sporty
 Overnight stay at Schreckorn hut included

From CHF 970

From CHF 970

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
06.07.24 - 07.07.24 more than 3
03.08.24 - 04.08.24 more than 3
31.08.24 - 01.09.24 more than 3
21.09.24 - 22.09.24 more than 3

Tour Details

Group Tour (3-4 participants)

3-4 participants CHF 650 per person


Private Tour

1-2 person CHF 1890 total


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 1350m 150m 6.5km approx. 5-6 hours
2 250m 1450m 7.5km approx. 5-7 hours

Day 1: Climbing the Schreckhorn hut 2527m

After meeting at Grindelwald, we are take the gondola up to Pfingstegg to save our legs from the first bit of altitude gain. From here we continue on foot and soon reach the mountain inn of Bäregg. Here we can enjoy the panoramic views of the Fiescherwand and the lower Grindelwald glacier together with a coffee and slice of cake. From here, we follow the valley to the corner Banisegg before making a ninety degree turn in the direction of the upper glacier basin. The water falls and rock steps of the legendary "Nagel" with their ladders provide the right amount of adventure, before a final straightforward hike brings us to the beautiful and scenic Schreckhornhütte.

Day 2: A round trip back to Grindelwald

After a hearty ‘hut-breakfast’ we start crossing the glacier and descending on some tracks towards the Zäsenberg. The path is challenging and fun, but we need all the concentration to make our way down to the Zäsenbergbach. After crossing the bridge we start hiking uphill to the Bäregg, where we can enjoy the view and relax. The harder part is now over and we hike comfortably towards Grindelwald.

Season July - October
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 8:30am Outdoor Shop and Café, Dorfstrasse 103, Grindelwald

  • 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)


  • 25-30l


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


  • 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)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates
  • Hiking poles

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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