Activity overview

Spend a night on the edge of the Frunden glacier, looking out over the beautiful lake of Oeschinensee.

This 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 

This is a reccomended schedule. Please bear in mind that times will vary depending on the weather and the groups ability but you will need to be there at 18:00 for dinner.

Day 1

12:30 Leave KISC
13:00 Take the Gondola to Oeschinensee and begin hiking to the hut
17:30 Arrive at the hut
18:00 Eat dinner

Day 2

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Begin walking back down
11:00 Take the gondola down from Oeschinensee
11:45 Arrive back at KISC
Pricing 
  • Overnight Adult price: CHF 52.00
  • Overnight Child price: CHF 52.00
  • Price includes: Overnight stay in the hut, dinner and breakfast
  • Price does not include: Oeschinensee gondola tickets, packed lunch
  • Cancellation: Activity provider’s cancellation policy can be found here.
  • Gondola tickets from Kandersteg to Oeschinensee can be purchased from reception at KISC.
Important information 
  • Before your departure, you need to fill in a Route Card at Reception
  • From KISC to Oeschinensee the path is on a Wanderweg and there are no real difficulties to be aware of.  
  • 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.
  • This hut needs to be booked in advance: it is likely to become fully booked in the busy summer months
  • There is no fresh drinking water available at the hut.
  • It is expected that you will be on time for dinner so please don’t be late!
  • It is important that you take all of your rubbish with you back to KISC.
  • A sheet sleeping bag liner is required 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.
  • This overnight is not available on Saturdays. 
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                    
  • Swiss Explorer Award

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.06.2019 to 30.09.2019
Guidance 
Self-guided
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1.5 days
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
2
Price adult 
CHF 52.00
Price child 
CHF 52.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 1 - 60
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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