Fründen Hut Hike

Activity overview

A high mountain hut located above Oeschinensee which is also visible from the lake.

The hut is situated at the top of a rock knoll and immediately under the Fründen Glacier. The route consists of a series of long but moderately graded zigzags—gaining 1000m in little over 2km. A diverse and exciting route with spectacular views.

Schedule 

Time: 3 h from Oeschinensee (one way)
This is only one of the recommended time suggestions. Times might change according to the weather and the group’s ability.

Pricing 
  • Price includes: single gondola ticket from Kandersteg to Oeschinensee

  • Price does not include: Overnight at the hut, meals.

  • If you would like to stay overnight, the price is CHF 52 per night. Please book this in advance at reception as it is likely to become fully booked.

  • Gondola tickets can be purchased from reception at KISC.

Important information 
  • From Oeschinensee the path through the forest gets slippery in wet weather.  

  • The rest of the track is on steep terrain and in places cables are in place to aid you. Care should be taken.

  • You will need to bring a sleeping bag liner for the overnight. If you do not have one then you can rent a sleeping bag liner from Reception for a CHF 3.00 fee and CHF 50.00 deposit.
Equipment 
  • Comfortable rucksack

  • Boots with ankle support (no trainers)

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

  • Water bottle (minimum 1 litre, 2 litres in hot weather)

  • Warm clothing (long trousers, fleece, no jeans)

  • Sun hat and a warm hat

  • Gloves

  • Special medication if needed

  • Sun cream

  • Sun glasses

  • Packed food

  • Money                                   

  • First Aid Kit

  • Hiking Map, Compass & Whistle

  • Mobile Phone

  • Sleeping bag liner required if staying at hut

Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

  • Hüttentest: Fründenhütte    

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.07.2019 to 30.09.2019
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
Free
Price child 
Free
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 1 - 60
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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