Scout Climbing in crevasse

Activity overview

An accessible introduction to glacier travel and crevasse rescue

Hike up to Blüemlisalp hut where you will stay overnight high in the alps and learn about glaciers and the surrounding area. The next day you will gear up with your guides and head out on to the glacier for some training before finding some crevasses to learn about crevasse rescue, ice axe technique and rope work.


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   08:30
Take the gondola up and walk to Blüemlisalp Hut  09:30
Arrive at the hut 17:30
Dinner 18:00
Introduction about Glaciers and Briefing 19:00
Equipment talk 20:00
Free Time 21:00


Day 2

Breakfast and prepare to go back onto the glacier  07:00
Walk down to the glacier, put crampons on 08:00
Crampon and Ice Axe technique 08:30
Rope work and Crevasse training 09:30
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 180.00
  • Price child: CHF 180.00
Price includes Oeschinensee gondola return tickets, overnight in the hut, dinner (no drinks included) and breakfast at the hut, specialist equipment and a trained guides.
Guest cancellation: activity provider's cancellation policy can be found here.

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
Awards & Badges 

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


Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guided by KISC
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Begins 08:30 on first day, ends by 17:00 the next day
TSA Terrain level 
Price adult 
CHF 180.00
Price child 
CHF 180.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Mountain huts
Group size 6 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years