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 

This summer we will run this activity at 08:30 or at 14:00 every Thursdays. Other days might be available on request.
The activity usually lasts for full morning or afternoon. 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.
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:

  • Wanderrucksack: Alpetli
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.

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

Map