The Wetterhorn is one of the hallmarks of Grindelwald, majestically watching over the village. It is also referred to as the "Hausberg" meaning "home mountain" of Grindelwald. During this guided tour you will ascend the Wetterhorn by way of the Willgrätli route, which is a varied ridge climb. This spectacular tour may live in the shadows of the mighty 4000ers, but it is no less worthwhile.

Quick Facts

 Climb one of the Hallmarks of Grindelwald
 1 1/2 Days
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Sporty
 Overnight stay in the Gleckstein hut included
 Summit Certificate

From CHF 820

From CHF 820

Tour Details

Private Tour

1 person CHF 1395
2 people CHF 820 per person

Day Elevation + Elevation - Kilometers Walking time
1 850m 50m 3.5km approx. 3 hours
2 1400m 1400m 5km approx. 6-7 hours + hut descent


Day 1: Ascent to the Gleckstein hut 2317m

The impressive hut trail leads from the Abzweig Gleckstein bus stop along the upper Grindelwald glacier to the Gleckstein hut. With a bit of luck, in the evening you can observe ibex on the hut wall at close range. Shortly before dinner you will meet your mountain guide at the Glecksteinhütte.

Day 2: Ascent of the Wetterhorn via the Willsgrat 3692m

After breakfast you will ascend from the hut to the Chrinnen glacier by the light of your headlamp. Use crampons to cross the glacier and then easily climb to the "Frühstücksplatz". From here you will traverse the limestone Willsgrätli ridge and grade 3 climbing will lead you up to the Wettersattel. The last stretch is a steep uphill- in early summer over snow, and later in the season over rock. Incredible views of the Grindelwald valley reward you for your efforts at the summit. Descend along the same route.

Season July - September
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 5:30pm at the Gleckstein hut for dinner


  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • 1 night in bunk room with half-board
  • Tea for the next day
  • Summit Certificate

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


  • 25-30l


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


  • Crampon proof 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
  • SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet
  • Hiking poles (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

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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