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

Meet your guide in front of the Chalet, equipment check  12:30 
Take the gondola up and walk to Fründen Hut  13:00
Arrive at the hut and relax  17:30 
Eat dinner at the hut  18:30
Fitting crampons and briefing for day 2  19:30
Free time  20:00

 

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 
Walk across the glacier, stopping for activities along the way  08:15 
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 gondola down and walk back to KISC  16:15 
Arrive back at Centre  17:00 
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
  • 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 will be provided per person with breakfast day 2. 
  • Food and drinkis (snacks and traditional Swiss lunch) are available for purchase at Frunden Hut. 
  • Hot chocolate is included with all breakfasts. Coffee is available for purchase with breakfast. 
  • 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 
  • 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)
  • 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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