Jegertosse Hike Kandersteg

Activity overview

A hike to a high alpine meadow with the most impressive views over Balmhorn (3,698m) and Altels (3,629m).

The grassy terrace high above the south end of the Kander valley is also a flower reserve. The hike to Jegertosse is demanding because of the strenuous ascent across the east wall of the Kander valley.

Schedule 

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

08:30 Leave KISC
09:30 Turn right at Durreschwand
12:00 Eat lunch at Jegertosse
12:30 Start hiking back to KISC
14:30 Arrive back at 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:

  • Wanrderrucksack: Jegertosse
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

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

Activity

Season 
Autumn (Sep, Oct, Nov)
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 6 hours from Kandersteg (round trip)
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
1
Price adult 
Free
Price child 
Free
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
COVID Secure
Hiking
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size no limit
Minimum age limit 
from 12 years

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