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.
- Fitness Level: Moderate
- Experience Level: Advanced Beginner
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|
|1-3 people||CHF 790 per group|
|4-6 people||CHF 215 per person|
To book a private tour please contact us:
|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
- Rental equipment
- Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)
- Warm, functional clothing
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Gloves (ideally one thin and one thick pair)
- Beanie or headband
- Thermal underwear
- Crampon proof mountaineering boots or solid and warm winter boots
- 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)
- 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
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
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