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Snowshoe Tour Walcherhorn

This 1-day snowshoe hike begins at the Jungfraujoch and leads you through the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch to the summit of the Walcherhorn. Highlights of this tour include a crossing of the Ewigschneefäld (“eternal snowfield”) and breathtaking views of the Eiger, Wetterhorn and Schreckhorn from the Walcherhorn summit at 3693m.

Quick Facts

 Snowshoe experience on glacier
 1 Day
 Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
 Fitness Level: Moderate
 Groups of max. 6 people
 Guided by mountain guide/ aspirant guide

From 215 CHF

From 215 CHF

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
21.04.24 more than 3
04.05.24 more than 3
18.05.24 more than 3

Tour Details

You have prior snowshoeing experience and would like to hike in the high mountains. Please be aware that during this entire tour the altitude is between 3400 and 3700 meters above sea level. The air will be thinner, and the ascents more strenuous.

 

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 215 per person  
   

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 790 per group
4-6 people CHF 215 per person

 

To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01

info(at)outdoor.ch

Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 700m 700m 9.5km approx. 6 hours

 

Snowshoe Hike from the Jungfraujoch to Walcherhorn 3693m

You will meet your guide at Grindelwald Terminal and then travel together to the Jungfraujoch. You will access the glacier by way of the tunnel and then hike for about an hour to the Mönchsjoch Hut. Via the “Ewigschneefeld”, you will descend to the glacier hallow below the Walcherhorn. After a break you will climb comfortably to the summit of the Walcherhorn. At the top you will be met with impressive views of the south side of the Eiger, and far down the valley you will be able to see Grindelwald. After enjoying refreshments from your backpack, you will make your way down the ascent route, and return home from the Jungfraujoch in the late afternoon.

Season March - May
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 7:10am at Grindelwald Terminal

 

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)

Backpack

  • 20-25l

Clothing

  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
  • Beanie or headband
  • Thermal underwear 

Footwear

  • Crampon proof mountaineering boots or solid and warm winter 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

  • Harness
  • Robust snow shoes with tele crampons
  • Ski poles (preferrably telescopic)
  • LVS (avalanche transceiver)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Gaiters (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(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

You don't own the equpiment needed? Rent it from us:

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