Taster Course Mountaineering

Our taster course introduces you to the most crucial aspects of mountaineering. Your mountain guide will familiarize you with equipment and show you the safest and most effective techniques for moving on rocks and steep terrain. This entry level course will prepare you for your next steps in mountaineering.

Quick Facts

 A first insight into Mountaineering
 1 Day
 Experience Level: Beginner
 Fitness Level: Moderate
 Groups of max. 6 people
 Equipment rental included
 Course Certificate

CHF 215 부터

CHF 215 부터

Closest Bookable Dates

날짜 예약 가능 인원
11.05.24 3인 이상
09.06.24 3인 이상
22.06.24 3인 이상
13.07.24 3인 이상
27.07.24 3인 이상
11.08.24 3인 이상

Tour Details

No previous mountaineering or climbing experience is required.

  • Gear check
  • Climbing movements and technique
  • Objective and subjective dangers

Group Course (4-6 participants)

CHF 215 per person  

Private Course

1-3 people CHF 790 per group
4-6 people CHF 215 per person


To book a private course please contact us:

0041 (0)33 224 07 01


Taster Course Mountaineering

Meet your guide in Grindelwald and check your equipment. Take the cable car to First and hike to Bachalpsee. From here you can see your destination for the day, the Reeti. Get your first taste of alpine terrain during this round-trip journey. The climbing will be easy, but will reveal valuable lessons about terrain, technique, and the potential dangers of mountaineering.

Season May - October
Departures for official tours See "Closest Bookable Dates"
Departures for private tours Private tours can be booked daily
Meeting point 8:45 am at the Outdoor Shop and Café - Dorfstrasse 103, 3818 Grindelwald

  • Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
  • His or her expenses
  • Technical equipment
  • Course Certificate

  • Your expenses
  • Snacks
  • Costs for cable cars


  • 20-25l


  • Warm, functional clothing
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Mountaineering or hiking pants
  • Sunhat
  • Gloves
  • Beanie or headband


  • 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
  • GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)

Technical Equipment

  • Harness*
  • Crampons with anti-snow plates*
  • Ice axe*
  • Prussik and 4m accessory cord*
  • 120cm sling*
  • 3-4 locking carabiners*

* Provided free of charge. Please let us know what you need when booking.

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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