Scouts hiking

Activity overview

Hike from Kandersteg to the Gemmipass and enjoy spectacular views over into Leukerbad.

This path is easily accessible for all abilities and makes for a great day out in the mountains.

Schedule 

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

08:30 Leave KISC
11:00 Arrive at Sunnbüel
12:00 Have lunch at Hotel Schwarenbach
13:30 Arrive at Gemmipass
14:00 Start hiking back to KISC
17:00 Arrive back to KISC
Important information 
  • You need to fill in the route card at reception, before your departure.
  • Please check at reception for the route conditions as they are reviewed regularly.
  • Leaflets containing more information on the exact route can be found in reception.
Equipment 
  • 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)
  • First aid kit
  • Hiking map, compass and whistle
  • Mobile phone
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award
  • Hüttentest

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

Go Eco!

This hike can be even more enjoyable when learning about the environment around you. The self-guided booklet below can help you explore the Alps the eco way. 

Attachments 
AttachmentSize
PDF icon Gemmipass Eco Hike5.16 MB

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 5 hours from Kandersteg, 3 hours from Sunnbuel cable car (one way)
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
0
Price adult 
Free
Price child 
Free
Programme theme 
Eco Adventure
High Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 1 - 25
Minimum age limit 
from 12 years

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