Scout Climbing in crevasse

Activity overview

An accessible introduction to the world of glaciers and the skills you need to navigate on them.

Enjoy the awesome scenery around Oeschinensee and arrive at the Fründen Hut (2’562m) in time for an amazing sunset. On the second day, ice axe skills, roping up, crevasse rescue and glacier travel skills are taught and practised. A great workshop for those interested in learning new skills or exploring the Alps. No experience needed but good hiking fitness is essential.

Schedule 

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

Day 1

12:30 Meet your guide in front of the Chalet, equipment check
13:00 Take the gondola up and walk to Fründen Hut
17:30 Arrive at the hut and relax
18:00 Eat dinner at the hut
19:00 Introduction to glaciers at the hut
20:00 Free time

Day 2

07:00 Breakfast and prepare to go back onto the glacier
08:00 Walk down to the glacier, put crampons on and rope up
08:15 Walk across the glacier, stopping for activities along the way
12:00 Rope up and walk back to the hut
12:15 Pack up all equipment and have lunch
13:00 Walk back to Oeschinensee
16:15 Take gondola down and walk back to KISC
17:00 Arrive back at the Centre
Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 160.00

Price Child:  CHF 160.00

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 Fründen 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
Equipment 
  • 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
  • Special medication (asthma inhalers, etc)
  • Food (snacks/lunch and/or dinner)
  • 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
  • Huttentest: Fründen Hut

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Availability 
07.07.2019 to 23.08.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + The next day
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
Specialist
Price adult 
CHF 160.00
Price child 
CHF 160.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Climbing
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 14 years

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