Overnight Ueschinen Hut Hike

Activity overview

This is an excellent opportunity for younger Scouts to experience a night in a high alpine hut. The Ueschinenhütte is the Centre’s very own hut at 1'890 metres.

Use the Allmenalp Cable Car to gain height quickly, then traverse into the Ueschinen Valley with breathtaking views of the village and surrounding area. Once in the Ueschinen Valley, it’s a steady but easy climb to the Ueschinenhütte, passing through traditional high alpine farms. You will spend the night in the hut, then the following morning your staff guide will bring you back down to the Centre in time for lunch!

Schedule 

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

Day 1

14:00 Meet your guide at the Centre for an equipment check
14:15 Leave the Centre and walk to the cable car for an exciting ride up
17:30 Arrive at the hut
18:30 Eat dinner

Day 2

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

 

Pricing 
Price Adult: CHF 31.00
Price Child: CHF 31.00
Price includes: KISC Guide, overnight stay at Ueschinen Hut, Allmenalp cable car.
Price does not include: 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 packed lunch for the 1st  and 2nd day (both prepared in the morning of the 1st day) and a hut food package that includes dinner on the 1st day and breakfast on 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

  • Money

Awards & Badges 

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

  • Ueschinenhutte Badge
  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Restaurant Lohner
  • Huttentest: Ueschinenhutte

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
01.07.2019 to 04.09.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + Morning the next day
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 31.00
Price child 
CHF 31.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Cubs
Scouts
Explorers
Group size 4 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years

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