Via Ferrata Tierbergli

After meeting at Hotel Steingletscher, we'll continue up to the Umpol car park. There we will equip ourselves for the via ferrata. The klettersteig leads right from the car park, all the way up to shortly before the Tierberglihütte. Wow - what a panorama in the midst of this impressive glacier landscape. Here we can have lunch, before descending back to Umpol via the marked hiking path.

Quick Facts

  • A via ferrata high up in the mountains
  • 1 Day
  • Experience Level: Competent
  • Fitness Level: Sporty
  • Groups of max. 6 people

From CHF 225

From CHF 225

Closest Bookable Dates

Dates Available seats
06.07.24 more than 3
04.08.24 more than 3
07.09.24 more than 3
06.10.24 more than 3

Tour Details

Group Tour (4-6 participants)

CHF 225 per person  

Private Tour

1-3 people CHF 850 per group
4-6 people CHF 225 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 6km approx. 5 hours


Day 1

After meeting at Hotel Steingletscher, we'll obtain a permit and drive up to the Umpol car park in 1-2 cars. There we will equip ourselves for the via ferrata. This starts right at the parking lot and consists of two sections - so you can get off in the middle if you find it too difficult and reach the hut via the hiking trail. The mountain guide will help and give tips on how to climb the via ferrata safely. The Tour begins leisurely - rather easy passages in not very steep terrain. Towards the top it gets a bit steeper and we even climb over a small overhang. Around half way up, we can take a short break and enjoy the view. Then we move round to the left and climb metre by metre upwards. Sometimes on the cables, sometimes on the rock we pull and push ourselves up. Above a steep slab with a few big steps we exit the via ferrata and can hike over screes to the Tierberglihütte: a beautiful place for a fine lunch in the high mountains. We can take our time on the hut terrace before starting our descent, which leads via the marked hiking path back down to the Umpol car park. From here we can retrace our steps over the rock precipice in wonder.

Season June - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:00am Parking place Hotel Steingletscher

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

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


  • 20-25l


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


  • 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
  • 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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