Snow & Ice Challenge

Activity overview

This activity extends our Glacier Workshop over 2 days and provides the ultimate alpine challenge.

Hike to the Fründen Hut and take part in the Glacier Workshop. Stay at the Hut overnight and then participate in either a Climbing Workshop or further travel on the glacier.


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

Day 1

Meet your guide in front of the Chalet, equipment check   07:30
Take the gondola up and walk to Frunden Hut  08:30
Lunch at the hut 12:00
Safety briefing and equipment fitting 12:30
Walk down to the glacier, begin activities on the ice 13:00
Crevasse rescue training 15:00
Walk back to the hut 16:30
Put away equipment 17:00
Dinner and briefing for day two 18:30


 Day 2

Breakfast and prepare to go back onto the glacier  07:00
Walk down to the glacier, put crampons on and rope up 08:00
More glacier activities, possibly including ice climbing 08:30
Rope up and walk back to the hut 12:00
Pack up all equipment and have lunch 12:15
Walk back to Oeschinensee 13:00
Take the gondola down and walk back to KISC 16:15
Arrive back to the Centre 17:00

Price Adult: CHF 200.00

Price Child:  CHF 200.00

Price includes: KISC Guide for the duration of the trip and a qualified Swiss Mountain Guide whilst on the glacier, climbing equipment, overnight at the Hut with dinner and breakfast, return cable car.

Price does not include: Packed lunch

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 or Sundays
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the 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.
  • There is no potable water at Frunden Hut. One liter of hut tea per person will be provided with breakfast on day 2. 
  • Food and drinks (snacks and traditional Swiss lunch) are available for purchase at Frunden Hut. 
  • Hot chocolate is provided with breakfast at Frunden Hut. Coffee is available for purchase. 
  • Plan to have enough sleep the night before the activity. 
  • Rucksack - lightweight and water resistant
  • Hiking boots with ankle support (no trainers)
  • Waterproof jacket waterproof trousers
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litres)
  • Warm clothing (long trousers and fleece, no jeans)
  • Sun protection (hat, sun cream and sunglasses)
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Personal medication (asthma inhalers, etc)
  • Packed food
  • Pocket money (optional)
  • Sheet sleeping bag liner
  • Torch 
  • Complete first aid kit  
Awards & Badges 

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

  • High Adventure Award
  • KISC Challenge Award
  • Swiss Explorer
  • Hüttentest: Fründen Hut


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
07.07.2019 to 23.08.2019
Guided by KISC
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 2 days
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 200.00
Price child 
CHF 200.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Mountain huts
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years