Glacier Hike in the Jungfrau area
A classic route through the UNESCO World Heritage area. Our daily legs are also suitable for first timers. We climb to the summit of the Aebniflueh which rewards us with stunning views to all the surrounding mountains and to the Midlands in the distance; views hard to ever forget!
No prior mountaineering experience is needed for this tour, but it is only recommended for experienced hikers who are comfortable with long hiking durations with a backpack. You are an experienced mountain hiker and comfortable with varied terrain. This tour will include passages over hills, rock, ice, water, and crevasses. There are no trail tracks, and it is assumed you have surefootedness for steep descents and narrow ascents, including an ascent of a long metal staircase. We hike in a group as a roped team and adapt to the weakest participants. Please bear this in mind if you are accustomed to a faster hiking pace.
Group Tour (4-6 participants)
|CHF 1095 per person|
|1-3 people||CHF 4095 per group|
|4-6 people||CHF 1095 per person|
To book a private tour please contact us:
|Day||Elevation +||Elevation -||Kilometers||Walking time|
|1||150m||750m||8.5km||approx. 4 hours|
|2||550m||150m||8km||approx. 4 hours|
|3||700m||700m||8.5km||approx. 5 hours|
|4||100m||1700m||13km||approx. 5 hours|
Day 1: Descent to Konkordia hut at 2850 m
After the train ride to the Jungfraujoch we descend over the glacier as far as the Konkordiaplatz. We reach the Konkordia hut up a series of steps and enjoy the wonderful view of the Aletsch Glacier and the surrounding mountains.
Day 2: Traverse of the Great Aletschfirn
We take the steps back down to the Aletsch Glacier. The crossing of the Konkordiaplatz takes longer than it would appear. Our ascent to the Hollandia hut takes us along the mighty Aletschhorn.
Day 3: Snowshoe hike to the top of Aebniflueh 3892 m - the highlight!
In the early hours of the morning we set off towards Aebniflueh ascending gently over the glacier of the same name. In the end the slopes steepen up a bit before the grand moment arrives: the summit of the almost 4000-metre high Aebniflueh. By this point you’ll certainly have realized why this area has been declared a Unesco Natural Park… We again spend the night at the Hollandia hut.
Day 4: Descent over the Lang Glacier to the Lötschen Valley
Today it’s all downhill. The blue, snow-covered glaciers appear in all their glory. The tour ends in Blatten in the Lötschen Valley in the afternoon. Over a bite to eat and a drink we talk about our experiences of the last few days…
|Season||Mid-June - September|
|Departures for official tours||See "Closest Bookable Dates"|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||10:45am coffee bar at Jungfraujoch|
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- 3 nights in bunk room with half-board
- Tea for the next day
- Your expenses
- Rental equipment
- Costs for a taxi if needed (guests pay for the guides share)
Here you see what kind of footwear you need for this tour. If you have bought new boots, we suggest you try them out on an easy hike before undertaking a tour.
Sneakers and simple trekking shoes are NOT allowed. You have to bring solid hiking or mountaineering boots. If they are cramponproof that would be good, but they don’t have to be.
- Warm, functional clothing
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Beanie or headband
- Extra underwear and socks
- Crampon proof mountaineering boots
- Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
- Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
- Thermos flask, drink bottle
- Silk sleeping bag liner
- SAC/DAV permit (if you have one)
- GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
- Earplugs (optional)
- Camera and binoculars (optional)
- Crampons with anti-snow plates
- Hiking poles
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.
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