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Ski Tour Jungfrau

The Jungfrau is the highest mountain of the world-famous trilogy, comprised of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. This is a demanding and worthwhile 2- day ski tour situated in the Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the tour can be done on skis with the right springtime conditions. Only below the Rottalsattel will you need to change from skis to crampons to climb the final meters to the summit. The ski tour ends with a challenging descent and a short counter ascent back to the Jungfraujoch.

Quick Facts

  • Ski Tour to the highest summit of the world famous "Trilogy"
  • 1 1/2 Days
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Overnight stay at Mönchsjoch hut included

From 750 CHF

From 750 CHF

Tour Details

Private Tour

1 person CHF 1295
2 people CHF 750 per person

 

Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 200m 0m 1.8km approx. 1 hour
2 1100m 1280m 8.5km approx. 5-6 hours

 

Day 1: Ascent to the Mönchsjoch hut 3650m

From the Jungfraujoch, follow the signs to the Aletsch Glacier exit and hike along the marked path to the Mönchsjoch hut. Walking at a leisurely pace will help you acclimatise to the altitude. Meet your mountain guide for dinner at the hut.

Day 2: Ski tour to the summit of the Jungfrau 4158m

Depart the Mönchsjoch hut and ski towards the “spur” on the Jungfrau. Bypass this to the west and then climb over a steep snow slope to the ridge of the spur. From this ridge you will reach the Rottalsattel. Here you will leave your skis, put on crampons, and cross over to the south ridge. From here, easy climbing over rock and steep snow will lead you to the Jungfrau summit. You’ll retrace your steps back to Rotalsattel and ski down to the Jungfraufirn. Another short ascent takes you back to the Jungfraujoch, where you will begin your train journey home.

Season March - May
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 5:30pm at the Mönchsjoch 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 (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
  • 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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Winter rentals

Summer rentals

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