Gfellalp Hut Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

This activity offers an introduction to climbing at our mountain hut Gfellalp. Challenge yourself while experiencing both hiking and Climbing in the Swiss Alps.

Enjoy the breathtaking views from Gfellalp mountain hut. On the first day, pass the hut and spend the afternoon climbing in our designated area. On the second day, enjoy hiking through the beautiful Gasterntal Valley and arrive back to the Centre in time for dinner.

Schedule 

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

Day 1

08:30 Meet your guide at the Centre and prepare to leave
08:50 Leave the chalet and take the Gasterntal bus to Selden
09:15 Arrive in Selden and begin the hike to Gfellalp
10:00 Arrive at Gfellalp and leave the overnight equipment at the hut
10:15 Begin hike to Gfellalp climbing area
10:45 Arrive at the climbing area and begin top rope climbing
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Resume climbing
16:30 Finish climbing and pack away equipment
17:00 Hike back to the hut for dinner

Day 2

08:00 Wake up, eat breakfast and clean the hut
09:30 Start hiking down to Selden
10:00 Arrive at Selden and begin the hike to the end of the valley towards Heimritz (optional)
12:00 Arrive at the bridge beyond Heimritz for lunch
12:30 Begin walking back down the other side of the river to KISC
17:00 Arrive back to KISC

Please note that there are two time versions for this activity. The difference is that on the first day instead of taking the bus to Selden you hike there, and do the climbing workshop the next day and afterwards take the bus from Selden to Kandersteg. Our guides will try to suggest you the most suitable version for your group.  

Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 50.00

Price Child:  CHF 50.00

Price includes: KISC Guide, climbing equipment, overnight at the Gfellalp Hut

Price does not include: Meals (Dinner, breakfast and packed lunch)

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 hike is not available on Saturdays or Sundays
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group
  • Don’t forget to plan your meals. If you want meals provided by KISC you need to book them separately. We advise booking a hut food package that includes dinner on the 1st day and breakfast on the 2nd day. For the lunch on the 2nd day, you can book packed lunch (needs to be prepared by your group morning of the 1st day).
  • When cooking your dinner at the hut, please remember to cook for your activity guide
Equipment 
  • Rucksack - lightweight and water resistant
  • Hiking boots with ankle support - trainers or shoes without ankle support are not acceptable
  • Waterproof jacket waterproof trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litres)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers and fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun protection (hat, sun cream and sunglasses)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Special medication (asthma inhalers, etc)
  • Packed food
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner
  • Torch for the hut
  • Complete first aid kit  
Awards & Badges 

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

  • High Adventure Award
  • Huttentest: Gfellalp Hut

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
02.07.2019 to 04.09.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 days
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 50.00
Price child 
CHF 50.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Climbing
Hiking
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years

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