Advanced Course Ice

This advanced glacier course will prepare you to move confidently on ice. You will focus on crevasse rescues, climbing technique, the proper use of equipment, and more during this 2-day course. A solid foundation for glacier safety will ease your anxieties and enhance your time spent in the high mountains.

Quick Facts

 Mountaineering Course
 Learn to use ice axe and crampons
 Crevasse rescue
 2 Days
 Experience Level: Competent
 Fitness Level: Sporty
 Groups of max. 6 people
 Overnight stay at the Tierbergli hut included
 Course Certificate

CHF 470 부터

CHF 470 부터

Closest Bookable Dates

날짜 예약 가능 인원
10.08.24 - 11.08.24 3인 이상
07.09.24 - 08.09.24 3인 이상

Tour Details

You have some prior mountaineering experience and are able to use ice axes and crampons.

  • Knots
  • Gear check/ packing a backpack
  • Belaying techniques
  • Climbing technique on rock and ice
  • Use of Crampons
  • Use of ice axe
  • Crevasse rescue
  • Trip planning
  • Weather science

Group Course (4-6 participants)

CHF 470 per person  

Private Course

1-3 people CHF 1830 per group
4-6 people CHF 470 per person


To book a private course please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Day 1

Meet your guide at Steingletscher and check your equipment. You will hike to the Tierbergli hut and spend the afternoon practicing walking and scrambling with crampons on rock and ice. You will have a refresher on important knots, receive a general overview of how to travel on glaciers. Process your training from the day over dinner and enjoy the evening atmosphere at the hut.

Day 2

On the second day you will go on a small glacier tour to put your training into practice. You will also practice pulley systems and learn about snow and ice anchors. In the afternoon you will descend from the Tierbergli hut and return to Steingletscher.

Season June - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 9:45am at the parking lot in Steingletscher

  • 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
  • Course Certificate

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


  • 30-35l


  • 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)
  • Descender
  • Prussik and 4m accessory cord
  • 2 120cm sling
  • 3-4 locking carabiners
  • Snapgate carabiner (if you have one)
  • Ice Screw (if you have one)
  • Microtraxion or Tibloc (if you have one)

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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