Evolving Alps Hike - KISC

Activity overview

This educational guided hike, into the beautiful Gastern valley, is a perfect introduction to the Alps for Scouts.

Leaving the end of the Kander valley, you will venture into the Gasterntal, a wide expansive glacial valley. You will spend half a day discovering how this breathtaking scenery was formed by giant continents crashing together and by the mighty Kanderfirn - one of the largest glaciers in Europe.

Schedule 

The activity usually lasts for full morning or afternoon.

Mondays
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Fridays
Saturdays
Sundays
Not available
8:30 & 14:00
8:30 & 14:00
8:30 & 14:00
8:30 & 14:00
Not available
Not available

 

This is only a guide. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability. 

Morning Afternoon  
08:30 14:00 Meet your guide, equipment check and introduction to the hike
08:45 14:15 Leave KISC
09:50 15:20 Pass by Waldhaus
10:20 15:50 Arrive at the return point
11:00 16:30 Return to Waldhaus
12:00 17:00 Arrive at KISC
Pricing 
  • Price Adult: CHF 3.00
  • Price Child: CHF 3.00

Price includes: a KISC guide and the materials for the workshop

Guest cancellation:

  • Less than 7 days before activity: fee of 50% of the price per person
  • Less than 48 hours in advance: non-refundable
Important information 
  • This activity is not available on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group.
  • When booking this activity, you need to mention if you want to do the activity in the morning (08.30 am) or in the afternoon (14.00 pm) in the comment section in the booking form.
Equipment 

All participants must have everything on the list. If a participant does not have all of the required items, they will not be able to join the activity.

  • Rucksack - 20 to 40 litres
  • Hiking boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof trousers
  • Warm clothing - long trousers, fleece, warm hat and gloves (no jeans)
  • Sun protection - sun cream, sunglasses, sun hat
  • Water bottle - 2 litres
  • Food - packed lunch and snacks
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc.)
  • Pocket money (optional)
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 - 4 hours
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
0
Price adult 
CHF 3.00
Price child 
CHF 3.00
Programme theme 
Eco Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Workshops
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Group size 4 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years

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