Rope bridge building

Build a rope bridge hand-in-hand across the glacier gorge in Grindelwald and test it out right away.

Ready to pull together and build a bridge across the 100 m deep glacier gorge in Grindelwald near Interlaken and then cross the bridge? Then our “Rope bridge building” offer is perfect for you.

We’ll travel by foot or car/local bus to the glacier gorge of the Lower Grindelwald Glacier. Then we’ll take a short hike to a viewpoint where you can gaze into the mesmerizing glacier gorge from above. Our IVBV mountain guides will show you how to build a bridge from several ropes strung across the gorge with the combined strength of the group. Will the bridge hold? You’re sure to feel an adrenaline rush and it will take some courage to cross this “home-made” bridge.  After completing the brave deed, you can celebrate your accomplishment with the others while enjoying a beverage from your pack. Next up is a visit to the glacier gorge, which offers you a stunning contrasting view from a secured footbridge looking straight up the towering rock faces and glacial mills formed over the centuries.

Your OUTDOOR guides will be happy to tell you about the geological history of the glacier gorge as well as its economic importance for the tourism industry in the Jungfrau region. Still not satisfied and hungry for even more mountain adventures? Have you long been tempted by the idea of scaling a vertical rock face? A good way follow up the bridge-building activity, especially for larger groups, is an introduction to rock climbing or the thrill of abseiling down the rock face of the glacial gorge. Adding this activity to the schedule makes it possible to avoid longer wait times since we can complete your activities in two separate groups at the same time. For the “Climbing and Abseiling” package, you will receive expert guidance from the people at OUTDOOR.

This event is designed to facilitate team building:

Knotting ropes with the team to build a bridge and then crossing it automatically builds self confidence and trust within the group while strengthening the positive outlook for each employee to take ownership for contributing to the success.

  • Teamwork
  • Build a Nepalese suspension bridge
  • Climbing and abseiling

Quick facts

 7 - 30 people

 Approx. 2 hours

 April - December

 Suitable for everyone


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From 7 people

From 7 people

Let us talk about your plans

More information

  • Suitable for everyone

  • On request

  • About 2 hours

  • Mentoring and instruction from IVBV and OUTDOOR mountain guides.
  • Safety gear: Ropes, climbing harness
  • Ticket for glacier gorge included

  • Water-repellent, ankle-high trekking or hiking boots
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Rain pants and rain jacket
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

  • April–December

  • 7–30 people

  1. Gather at agreed meeting point
  2. By foot or other means of transport to glacier gorge
  3. Welcome and greeting 
  4. Course in building rope bridges 
  5. On request, lunch at the Marmorbruch restaurant
  6. Visit to the glacier gorge
  7. Additional combination options: climbing and abseiling, hiking, outdoor refreshments

What our clients say:

"Our rainy day rope bridge team-building experience in Glacier Canyon with Outdoor Switzerland was a great experience! Despite the weather, the adventure brought our 8 participants together in a unique way. The guides from Outdoor Switzerland ensured a seamless and safe experience while we crossed the deep canyon on our self-constructed bridge. The stunning Glacier Canyon provided a breathtaking backdrop for a great afternoon with lots of laughs. Thanks to Outdoor Switzerland for turning a rainy day into a fun and memorable team-building success for TrekkSoft!"

Maarten Camerlynck, COO von TrekkSoft

Perfect in combination with:

Fondue Outdoors

From 6 people

Individual activities

From 10 people


Our focus is on a variety of outdoor events, ranging from team-building activities and fun events to customized programs for customer and club outings. Our mission is to get as many people outdoors as possible.

Typically, an event starts with a warm welcome. Participants then receive important information about the event's schedule and activities. After the introduction, the planned activities take place, allowing guests to actively participate and experience the event.

The event duration varies depending on the chosen activity and program. Typically, an event lasts between one hour and a full day.

Costs vary based on the type and duration of the event and the number of participants. Please contact us for a personalized quote.

The equipment depends on the selected program. We will inform you about the necessary equipment before the event. Good footwear and weather-appropriate outdoor clothing are usually sufficient. Additional required gear can be rented from us.

Yes, we provide the required safety equipment such as helmets, harnesses, life jackets, and securing materials. Personal items like hiking boots and rain gear can be rented from us.

Yes, we offer catering options during our events. Whether you want a full catering service or just an aperitif during the event, we ensure that you and your team are well taken care of. Please inform us of your specific preferences during booking.

Safety is our top priority. Our safety regulations and concepts are annually reviewed and certified according to the ISO standard "Adventure Tourism."

While we take all necessary safety precautions, we recommend that all participants have accident insurance covering outdoor activities. It is important to consider the necessary legal conditions and check relevant labor and insurance regulations for the planned event.

Yes, we have experience organizing events for large groups of up to 600 people. Please contact us to discuss our tailored offer for you.

Many of our activities can still be conducted in bad weather. In extreme weather conditions, we offer alternative activities or rescheduling.

The physical requirements for participating in events vary depending on the type and will be communicated individually if needed. Most events are suitable for all.

The sustainability of our events is important to us. We strive to integrate environmentally friendly practices wherever possible. We are available for specific details on the sustainable measures of a particular event.

Our cancellation conditions are detailed in our Terms and Conditions (GTCs). We recommend carefully reading the GTCs to obtain all relevant information about the cancellation conditions. We are available for further questions.

Certainly, each event is individually organized and tailored to the wishes and requirements of the customers.

You can book directly through our website or contact us for an individual consultation:

0041 (0)33 224 07 03

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