Trip Itinerary – Berner Oberland

Day 1: Evening welcoming in Interlaken.  Review equipment and tour.

Day 2: Travel from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch via train.  Ski up to the Monchjoch Hut (3,630 m / 11,906′) and spend the night.  There is the possibility of climbing the Monch along the way (4,099 m / 13,444′).

Day 3: Ski traverse to the Konkordia Hut (2,850 m / 9,348′) via Trugberg Mountain (3,867 m / 12,684′).  This is a great ski descent with spectacular views of Konkordiaplatz (the region where four glaciers come together, the glacial ice is ~3,000′ thick!).

Day 4: From the Konkordia Hut, ski to the Finsteraar Hut (3,048 m / 9,997′) via Grunhornlucke (3,266 m / 10,712′).  Ascent of Weissnollen (3,594 m / 11,788′) over two glaciers followed by a fantastic ski descent.

Day 5: From Finsteraar Hut, ascend and extraordinaire ski descent of Gross Wannenhorn  (93905m / 12,886 ft) or Agassihorn at (3,953m / 13,044 ft).  Return to the Finsteraar Hut.

Day 6: From the Finsteraar Hut, embark on a mellow ski traverse to the Oberaar Hut (3,258 m / 10,686′). Ski a peak along the way.

Day 7: From the Oberaar Hut, descend to the town of Munster (1,388 m / 4,552′) via Galmilucke (3,293 m / 10,801′) or Galmihorn (3,486 m / 11,434′).  This is a great descent from the white ice and snow of the glacier to the green valley floor (6,134′ vertical!).  Return to Interlaken.
Difficulty:
This is a strenuous tour and requires a high level of fitness.  Participants must be strong skiers able to perform strong stem christies while carrying a pack in variable conditions:  Powder, hard spring snow, crud and everything in between.  Basic mountaineering skills are helpful, we may use a rope, ice axe, and crampons.  Your guide will be happy to teach you these skills during the tour.

Tour dates:
April 27 – May 2, 2015
May 4 – 10, 2015

Cost Spring 2015:
3  persons $ 3,285  per person
4  persons $ 2,720  per person
5  persons $ 2,400  per person

Ratio: maximum 5 participants, one guide.

Services Included:

  • Professional Bilingual guide & expenses
  • Transportation during the tour, train to Jungfraujoch,
  • Train from Munster back to Interlaken, via Brig.
  • Mountain Huts 6 nights, with breakfast and dinner
  • Group technical equipment. First aid kit, ropes, radio.
  • Rescue sled, repair kit.

Services Not Included:

  • Transfer to and from Interlaken
  • Hotel and Meals in Interlaken
  • Picnic lunches
  • Personal gear
  • Rescue insurance, Incidentals