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Rosenhorn

The Rosenhorn peak is located in the back of the valley of the Upper Grindelwald Glacier. This worthwhile hike is long, but not too demanding, and rewards hikers with overwhelming views of impressive local summits and the Grindelwald valley.

Quick Facts

  • Summit Tour in Grindelwald
  • 1 1/2 Days
  • Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
  • Fitness Level: Very Sporty
  • Overnight stay in the Gleckstein 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 850m 50m 3.5km approx. 3 hours
2 1400m 1400m 11km approx. 6-7 hours + hut descent

 

Day 1: Ascent to the Gleckstein hut 2317m

From Grindelwald or from the parking lot at the Hotel Wetterhorn, take the bus in the direction of Grosse Scheidegg to the Abzweig Gleckstein bus stop. From here an impressive hut trail leads along the upper Grindelwald glacier to the Gleckstein hut. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to observe ibex up close on the hut wall in the evening. Shortly before dinner you will meet your mountain guide at the hut.

Day 2: Ascent of the Rosenhorn 3689m

From the hut you will follow the blue and white marked path to Beesibärgli. By the light of your headlamp you’ll climb until you reach the edge of the glacier. You’ll continue up a wide glacier surface until you reach Rosenegg at 3470m. The final part leads you over an easy ridge to the Rosenhorn summit at 3689m. From this vantage point you will have indescribable views of the Mittlehorn, Wetterhorn, Fiescherhörner, Eiger, Mönch, and the valley of Grindelwald. You’ll either descend along the same path or take the “uber die Augen” route down and back to the Gleckstein hut. Here you will enjoy a piece of cake before beginning the descent to Grindelwald in the afternoon.

Season July - September
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 5.30pm at the Gleckstein 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@clutteroutdoor.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

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