Scouts hiking to Gfellalp hut

Activity overview

This is a great option for younger scouts to get a mountain hut experience.

This hike leaves the Centre at lunchtime, taking the bus to the small village of Selden in the Gastern valley. From here, venture up to the top of the valley, and up towards our hut, Gfellalp, in time for dinner. This is a perfect spot for stargazing, or simply enjoying a nice campfire outside! The hike down in the morning takes in the rest of the spectacular Gasterntal valley, descending through a gorge with incredible views across Kandersteg and down the Kander Valley.

Schedule 

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

Day 1

12:30 Meet the guide and prepare to leave
12:50 Take the bus to Gasterntal
13:15 Arrive at Selden and begin the hike to Heimritz
15:00 Arrive at bridge beyond Heimritz. Begin walk back down the other side of the river and then up the Bergweg to Gfellalp
18:00 Arrive at the hut

Day 2

08:00 Wake up, eat breakfast and clean the hut
09:30 Start hiking down to Selden and back to the centre
11:30 Arrive back at the Centre

 

Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 40.00

Price Child: CHF 40.00

Price includes: Overnight in Gfelalp hut

Price does not include: Bus to selden (this must be booked in advance), Meals

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

  • 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 to book hut food package that includes dinner for the 1st day and breakfast for the 2nd day

  • When cooking your dinner at the hut, please remember to cook for your activity guide

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
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
  • Torch
  • Pocket money (optional)
Awards & Badges 

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

  • Huttentest: Gfellalphütte

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.07.2019 to 05.09.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1.5 days
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
0
Price adult 
CHF 40.00
Price child 
CHF 40.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Group size 4 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years

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