Climbing at Ueschinen Valley Kandersteg Switzerland

Activity overview

Learn basic climbing skills and spend a night at KISC mountain hut.

This workshop is run at the Centre’s Ueschinen Hut in the Ueschinen Valley and is aimed at beginners. You will hike up to the Centre's mountain hut in the afternoon and spend the night there enjoying great scenery. The climbing workshops are held on the next morning before hiking back to the Centre.

Schedule 

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

Day 1

Meet your staff guide outside the Chalet, check all equipment 14:00
Walk to the Ueschinen Hut via the Ueschinen Valley 14:15
Arrive at the Ueschinen Hut 16:30
Cook dinner 18:00
Briefing for day 2 19:00
Free time 19:30

Day 2

Eat breakfast 07:30
Clean the hut and prepare for climbing 08:30
Climb at morning rock 09:30
Lunch 12:00
Climb at Milk rock 13:00
Hike back to KISC 15:00
Arrive back to KISC 17:00
Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 40.00

Price Child:  CHF 40.00

Price includes: KISC Guide, climbing equipment, overnight at the Ueschinen Hut

Price does not include: Meals (Dinner, breakfast and 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 to start on Saturdays.

  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group.

  • Don’t forget to plan your meals. If you want meals provided by KISC you need to book them separately. We advise to book a hut food package that includes dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day. For the lunch on the second day, you can book packed lunch which is prepared by your group on the morning of the first day.

  • There is a kitchen at the hut available to use for all groups staying there. This includeds two stoves (one wood burning and one gas), access to fresh water, cooking utensiles, plates, cups, cutlery, oil and spices.
  • When cooking your dinner at the hut, please remember to cook for your Pinkie guide too.

  • Please help us to take care of our huts for future groups by cleaning the hut before you leave, and recycling as you would do at the centre. Your Pinkie Guide will be on hand to answer any questions you have about this.

  • In high season it may be necessary to share rooms with another 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.
Equipment 

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
  • Food - dinner and breakfast
Awards & Badges 

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

  • High Adventure Award
  • KISC Challenge Award
  • Huttentest: Ueschinen Hut

More information about the awards and badges can be found here.

Activity

Season 
Summer (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration Afternoon + The next day
Difficulty 
TSA Terrain level 
0
Price adult 
CHF 40.00
Price child 
CHF 40.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Climbing
Hiking
Mountain huts
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years

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