Bernese Oberland

  • adventure in amazing area of Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch mountains
  • skiing over the longest glacier in Europe
  • comfort high mountain huts with delicuse food
  • driving by hill-railway trough famous north wall of Eiger
  • long, long descents on stunnig ski slopes

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Swiss offers amazing tour skiing region and Bernese Oberland is defenitly one of the most amazing. North wall of Eiger, sleeping beautie Jungfrau and Monch are making scenery that will welcome you. This massive is one of the most emblematic sights of the Swiss Alps.

This trip will take you to glacier world, we will spend all week among 4000m high peaks, enjoy high mountain huts, exellent food and amazing hill slopes.

Guide ratio is 1:6, maximum group size is 12.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in hotel in Interlaken, meeting with mountain guide. Checking equipment and introduction to weeks plan.

Day 2:  The cogwheel railway will take us to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3454 m. Skiing to upper Jungfraufirn and climb up to Louwihorn (3773m). Descend to Konkordiplatz and short climb up to Konkordia hut (2850m).

Day 3: Early start and skinning up to Grunhornlucke (3280m) and Wysnnollen (3590m). Great ski down to Finsteraarhorn hut (3048m).

Day 4: After breakfast skinning up to Gross Wannenhorn (3905m), enjoy magnificent views and amazing ski slopes down to Finsteraarhorn hut.

Day 5: Long traverse to Trugberg (3880m), skiing down over Ewigschneefeld glacier back to Konkordia hut.

Day 6: Climb up to Kranzberg (3666m), descend down over largest glacier in the Alps – Aletsch to Hollandia hut (3235m).

Day 7: Grand finale of amazing ski touring week starts Swith ascent to Äbeni Flue (3962m), returt to Hollandia hut and skiing down to long valley Loetschental, short ascent up to Fafleralp from where we took train back to Interlaken.

Day 8: Depart after breakfast.

 

Dates and prices

 

  • 12th – 19th April 2014 (Sat-Sat)           6  guided days
  • Price: 659 € (euro)

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Booking Procedures:

We offer you two possible ways to do your booking: by online booking safety system or via e-mail and Paypal/bank transfer. Our online booking process using PayPal is straight-forward and provides you a simple, understandable, and safe way to book the trip. Before you make your booking make sure, that you read our Terms and coditions.

All of our prices are quoted in Euros – if you wish to use our currency conversion facility, then current daily exchange rates will be applied. Unless otherwise stated, we require a deposit of €470 (approx. £400) per person per course at the time of booking, and the final balance is due eight weeks prior to the start of the course. For bookings made less than 8 weeks before the course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking.

Booking via e-mail/phone and Paypal/Bank Transfer

  • send us e-mail or give us a call to confirm dates and itinerary
  • check price details, terms and conditions
  • make a payment to confirm your booking
  • arrange your insurance policy that to cover all relevant hazardous activities and include search and rescue, medical expenses, repatriation and cancellation cover

Making Payment:

Please Pay by Bank Transfer to the following Alps Adventures bank account: Klemen Gricar s.p.

For last minute bookings please use our Paypal account: info@alps-adventures.com

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  • Recipient: Klemen Gricar s.p.
  • Reference: Your Name

BIC: ABANSI2X

IBAN: SI56 0510 0801 0693 369

  • Any bank fees incurred are your responsibility to pay at the time of transfer.

What is included?

  • 6 full days of professional guiding by an UIAGM mountain guide

  • Huts booking, planning course

What is not included?

  • Travel to and from Interlaken

  • Travel insurance
  • Equipment rental
  • Accommodation and meals for you and guide

  • Your and your guides’ lift passes and transport costs

Transport
To reach Interlaken is most common to use one of the international airports: Geneva, Zurich or Bern and after to use railway to reach final destination. If you need any help we will be happy to arrange transport to Interlaken for you.

Food and accommodation
Course starts and ends in Interlaken. We recommend you stay in the comfortable Hotel Chalet Swiss, build in typical Swiss chalet style and great location, only 10mintutes away from railway station. We will be glad to help you with reservations.

Finess and ski level
To join this trip you should be an intermediate skier, capable of skiing in all tipes of snow conditions. Various experience in offpiste skiing and ski touring are recommeded. You should be capable of skinnig 4-6 hours (800 – 1000m) per day. You should also be aweare that you will be carrying your backpack all the time. Your fitness level should be very good. We recommend some activities like running, Nordic walking or cycling for 1-2 hours two or three times per week, and also a couple of days skiing, in the months before this course.

Equipment
See our list of equipment and contact us if you need to hire any kit.

Travel insurance
Ski touring is a potentially dangerous activity. Before you start the course you must have travel insurance which includes mountain rescue in case of emergency, in order to avoid expensive charges. There are plenty of options, for example, OEAV Sektion Britannia, The British Mountaineering Council or Snowcard. If you have an Alpine Club membership card you will also enjoy a discount in mountain huts.

The guide: participant ratio is 1:6.

This equipment list will help you ensure you have all the important things which might be needed. When packing, please have in mind, that your backpack should be as light as possible, while you will carrying it all week long. We recommend you to pack minimum weight; snacks and extra drinks can be bought in mountain huts.

  • Base layer clothes
  • Thermal layer
  • Fleece jacket
  • Ski (waterproof) jacket
  • Ski trousers
  • Light down jacket
  • Socks
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves
  • Head torch (with spare batteries)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sun protection cream, lip salve
  • Water bottle (1 litre)
  • Dry bags, for packing clothes in you backpack
  • Small towel
  • Backpack (30-40 liters), with option of attaching skis on it
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons (should fit on your ski boots and should have anti-bots)
  • Climbing harness
  • Ski Helmet (recommended)
  • Skis (with ski-touring bindings)
  • Ski touring boots (compatible with bindings)
  • Skins
  • Crampons for skis – harscheisen
  • Ski poles
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • First Aid kit (personal medicine, blisters, etc)

Technical gear such as crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, avalanche kit and backpack can be hired from Alps Adventures (see equipment hire). You can hire all ski equipment (skis, ski boots etc.) in Interlaken. Please let us know if you have to hire any equipment, so we can help you.