Via Ferrata Daubenhorn

The Daubenhorn via ferrata is the longest via ferrata in Switzerland. There are many ladders and even a cave to climb through on route to the top. Embark on this adventure with one of our mountain guides and enjoy the fantastic view of the Valais Alps!

Quick Facts

  • The longest Via Ferrata in Switzerland
  • 1 Day
  • Experience Level: Advanced
  • Fitness Level: Very Sporty

From CHF 235

From CHF 235

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
07.07.24 more than 3
03.08.24 more than 3
01.09.24 more than 3
28.09.24 more than 3

Tour Details

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 235 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 890 per group
4-6 people CHF 235 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 1050m 1050m 8.5km approx. 8 hours


Day 1: Via Ferrata to the Daubenhorn 2941m

We meet in Leukerbad and take the cable car to the Gemmi Pass. From there we follow a hiking trail and later a grass band to the start of the via ferrata. The ascent to the Daubenhorn can begin! Metre by metre you ascend, over grass bands, rock steps, ladders and iron pins. The second half of the Daubenhorn via ferrata is more demanding, so it's worth taking a long break and having something to eat about half way. The way then leads over various elements, even through a rock tunnel, and finally pops out at the summit of the Daubenhorn (2941 m)! After another good rest, the descent leads along the short south ridge, then down across the remains of the Daubenhorn glacier to the Lämmerenboden, and on to Gemmi Pass. We cover the final descent by cablecar, bringing us back to the starting point. We're sure to remember this exhausting but beautiful day in the mountains for a long time!

Season June - September
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 8.15am bottom station cable car Leukerbad-Gemmipass

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

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Rental equipment
  • Costs for cable cars


  • 20-25l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband


  • Hiking 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
  • Via Ferrata set
  • Helmet

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

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


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

Our General Terms and Conditions apply. 

General Terms and Conditions

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

Winter rentals

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