Activity Winter Survival Experience - KISC

Activity overview

Learn the skills and techniques needed for survival in Winter Alpine environments: Navigate terrain in snowshoes, build shelters and learn how to locate your friends in an avalanche. You will have the chance to learn skills and techniques that are vital for survival in Winter environments in this activity.

KISC guides will take you through snowy forests on snowshoes to a viewpoint above Kandersteg. Along the way, they will teach you some Winter shelter building, how to find your friends in an avalanche and some survival first aid.

Schedule 
08:30
Meet your guide at the Centre, have an equipment check, collect your snowshoes & sledges and prepare to leave
09:00
Learn about the avalanche dangers and then leave the Scout Centre on snowshoes, heading towards the Höh viewpoint. Your activity guide will also play games with you in the snowshoes
10:30
Learn about winter first aid and play some games about the winter injuries
12:00
Eat lunch at the Höh viewpoint with a view across the snowy roofs of Kandersteg village
12:30
Begin to snowshoe back to KISC, through forests and across fields, playing games on the way
13.00
Learn about avalanches and practice your rescue skills with an avalanche transceiver workshop
15:00
Stop in a clearing and build some snow shelters with your group
16:30
Return to KISC

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

Pricing 

Price Adult: CHF 20.00

Price Child: CHF 20.00

Price includes: KISC Guide, rental of snowshoes

Price does not include: Meals (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 

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

Equipment 
  • Ski trousers and jacket, thermal underwear, warm clothes
  • UV/sun protection cream and lip protection (minimum factor 15+)
  • Sunglasses or ski goggles with good UV protection
  • Warm hat and gloves - preferably waterproof
  • Rucksack
  • Full water bottle - minimum 1 litre
  • Reusable lunch box with your packed lunch
  • Waterproof hiking boots
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges:

  • Winter Activity Award

Activity

Season 
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Availability 
28.12.2018 to 05.03.2019
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 20.00
Price youth 
CHF 20.00
Price child 
CHF 20.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Hiking
Winter activities
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 4 - 15
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years