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Ski Tour Finsteraarhorn

The Finsteraarhorn - the highest peak of the Bernese Alps! This 3-day ski tour leads you through impressive ski touring terrain, along rocky ridges, and to the mighty summit at 4274m. On the final day you’ll ascend another peak, the Bächilücke, and enjoy a long, brilliant descent to Reckingen.

Quick Facts

  • Ski Tour on the Highest Summit of the Bernese Alps
  • 3 Days
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • 2 overnight stays at the Finsteraarhorn hut included

From 1495 CHF

From 1495 CHF

Tour Details

Private Tour

1 person CHF 2595
2 people CHF 1495 per person

 

Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 700m 1100m 13.5km approx. 4-5 hours
2 1200m 1200m 5km approx. 6 hours
3 700m 2350m 15km approx. 5-6 hours

 

Day 1: Ascent to the Grünhornlücke

Meet your guide at the Jungfraujoch and descend together to Konkordiaplatz. You’ll ascend to the Grünhornlücke via the Grüneggfirn, and then make a descent. After another short ascent, you will reach the Finsteraarhorn hut at 3048m.

Day 2: Summit ski tour to Finsteraarhorn 4274m

Early in the morning you’ll begin the steep climb towards Hugisattel. You’ll deposit your skis and use crampons to climb over the NW ridge to the summit. The peak presents an immense panorama, and the north face drops steeply to the Finseraar glacier. You’ll return to the hut via the same route.

Day 3: Ascent to Bächilücke 3382m, descent to Reckingen

You’ll make an early morning descent to the Rotloch. Here you will mount your skins and ascend to the Bächilücke via the Galmi glacier. You’ll complete your tour with a long descent, first over the Bächi glacier, through the Bächital, and on to Reckingen in the Goms valley.

Season March - May
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 10:15am at the coffee bar at Jungfraujoch

 

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 2 nights 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 (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks
  • Thermal underwear 

Footwear

  • Ski touring boots or snowboard 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
  • Ski touring skis or splitboard with skins and tele crampons
  • Ski poles (preferrably telescopic)
  • LVS (avalanche transceiver)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel

 

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

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