Day Course Crevasse Rescue
For tours on the glacier, the know-how to carry out a crevasse rescue in an emergency is crucial. In our day course crevasse rescue you learn and practice crevasse rescue. This one-day course does not replace the basic and advanced course for good tour planning and to prevent a crevasse fall.
- Knots (Repetition)
- Crevasse rescue
The course does not take place on the glacier, as the ascent would take too much time. The rescue techniques can be taught and practised both on the rock, in the snow as well as indoors.
Group Course (4-6 participants)
|CHF 215 per person|
|1-3 people||CHF 790 per group|
|4-6 people||CHF 215 per person|
To book a private course please contact us:
Day Course Crevasse Rescue
Meet your mountain guide at the Outdoor Shop and Café in Grindelwald. After checking the equipment, we start with a repetition of the knots. Afterwards we focus on the self-ascent, i.e. the self-rescue out of a crevasse and the rescue of a companion. The course takes place in all weather conditions. Return home in the late afternoon.
|Season||January - December|
|Departures for official tours||See "Closest Bookable Dates"|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||9:15 am at the Outdoor Shop and Café - Dorfstrasse 103, 3818 Grindelwald|
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- Course Certificate
- Your expenses
- Rental equipment
- Costs for cable cars
- Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)
- Warm, functional clothing
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Beanie or headband
- Crampon proof mountaineering boots or hiking boots
- 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)
- 1 prussik sling
- 1 accessory cord 4-5m (min. 6mm)
- 2 sling 120cm
- 1 sling 60cm
- 4-5 locking carabiners
- 2-3 snapgate carabiner
- Microtraxion and/or Tibloc
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
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.