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

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

Day 2

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

 

Pricing 
  • Price Adult: CHF 30.00
  • Price Child: CHF 30.00

Price includes: a KISC Guide, overnight stay at Ueschinen Hut and the cable car up to Allmenalp.

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 to start 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 a hut food package that includes dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day.
  • There is a kitchen at the hut available to use for all groups staying there. This includeds two stoves (one wood burning and one gas), access to fresh water, cooking utensiles, plates, cups, cutlery, oil and spices.
  • When cooking your dinner at the hut, please remember to cook for your Pinkie guide too.
  • Please help us to take care of our huts for future groups by cleaning the hut before you leave, and recycling as you would do at the centre. Your Pinkie Guide will be on hand to answer any questions you have about this.
  • In high season it may be necessary to share rooms with another group.
  • 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.
Equipment 

All participants must have everything on the list. If a participant does not have all of the required items, they will not be able to join the activity.

  • 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)

Extra equipment for overnight activities:

  • Sheet sleeping bag liner (not a regular sleeping bag)
  • Torch
  • Food - dinner and breakfast
Awards & Badges 

You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:

  • Ueschinenhutte Badge
  • Bronze Wanderrucksack: Restaurant Lohner
  • Huttentest: Ueschinenhutte
  • Eco Award
  • High Adventure Award
  • Swiss Explorer Award
  • KISC Challenge Award

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

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + Morning the next day
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
0
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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