Snow & Ice Glacier Workshop
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.
|Meet your guide in front of the Chalet, equipment check||11:30|
|Take the gondola up and walk to Blüemlisalp Hut||12:00|
|Arrive at the hut||17:30|
|Introduction about Glaciers and Briefing||19:00|
|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)
Awards & Badges
You can get closer to achieving the following awards and badges, by completing this activity:
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guided by KISC
Duration Begins 11:30 on first day, ends by 17:00 the next day
TSA Terrain level
Group size 6 - 12
Minimum age limit
from 14 years