Via Ferrata Ostegg

The Ostegg hut was built for the 100th anniversary of the Grindelwald Mountain Guide Association. The small hut is located on a grassy shoulder at 2317m at far end of the Eiger's north-east ridge (the Mittellegigrat). The last part of the hut approach leads over a via ferrata. An exciting weekend trip is waiting for you!

Quick Facts

  • An unforgettable atmosphere high above Grindelwald
  • 2 Days
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Groups of max. 6 people

From CHF 495

From CHF 495

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
29.06.24 - 30.06.24 more than 3
27.07.24 - 28.07.24 more than 3
17.08.24 - 18.08.24 more than 3

Tour Details

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 495 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 1790 per group
4-6 people CHF 495 per person


To book a private tour please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 700m 700m 7km approx. 5-6 hours
2 50m 1300m 6km approx. 4-5 hours


Day 1: Ascent via the via ferrata to the Ostegghütte

After meeting in Grindelwald and a short gear check, we take the cablecar up to the Eiger Glacier. From here we hike along the Eiger Trail beneath the mighty Eiger North Face. We do not descend to Alpiglen, but follow the hiking trail towards Gletscherschlucht/Grindelwald. At Rinderalp we can sit down and enjoy a lunch from our rucksacks – great views over the Grindelwald valley. At about 1750m the path to Ostegg branches off and becomes narrower. This leads over meadows and some steep rock to the start of the via ferrata. The Ostegg via ferrata is short but crisp. There is no cable over the first rock step, so full concentration is required! Through a small gorge we climb more rock steps, this time made safe by steel cables. Next comes the crux: a vertical section of the via ferrata – which the guide will coach you through. A final rising traverse leads over rock and screes to the Ostegghütte. The hut is situated on a kind of "infinity lawn" – an amazing spot. We make ourselves comfortable in the little hut, watch the sunset and cook together.

Day 2: Descent to Grindelwald

After the unique sunrise in the morning we leave the Ostegghütte and descend the via ferrata and hiking trail to the path junction from the day before. From here we now head in the direction of «Bonera/Grindelwald». We descend through meadows and forest towards the forefield of the Lower Grindelwald Glacier, stopping for lunch somewhere on the way. After a final steep descent through the forest, we finally reach the Grindelwald glacier gorge. From here we take the local bus back to Grindelwald.

Season July - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:00am Outdoor Shop and Café Grindelwald

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • Overnight stay at the Ostegg hut

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


  • 25-30l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband
  • Extra underwear and socks


  • Hiking or mountaineering 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
  • 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

Summer rentals

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