Date(s) - 11 Sep - 12 Sep
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Jungfraujoch (3454m) is one of the classic tourist destinations in Switzerland. Most people arrive by train which travels through the north face of the Eiger and return by the same route. We will take the train up and enjoy the views from the lookout points in the Eiger, but once at the Jungfraujoch we will leave the tourists behind with our Mountain Guide hike over the largest glacier in the Alps (Aletsch Glacier) to the Concordia Platz and ascend to the Concordia Hut (2850m) where we will overnight.
On the second morning, we will continue our glacier hike to over the Aletsch glacier to Märjelesee (Which some of us know best from bike tours) and on to Fiescheralp where we will take the cable car to the valley and return home.
Who is this tour for?
This tour is for anyone who wants to get up close and personal with the glacier world. We will spend two days walking over the glacier and in high Alpine Terrain. You do not need any special Alpine skills, but you do need to be sure-footed and fit enough to walk all day at times uphill with a pace of about 300 vertical metres per hour. Anyone who hikes for a number of hours on a semi-regular basis should be able to participate in this tour. At the end of day one, there are almost 500 steps up to the hut from the glacier too. (Count them, we got between 467 and 480 the last time!)
While no specific Alpine skills are required, you will need to walk roped up for safety reasons or you may need to use crampons when walking on the ice to ensure a secure foothold.
Please note, due to the amount of snow we had this winter it might be necessary to have snowshoes with you for this tour. We will let you know this in the weeks running up to the tour.
Concordia Hut – SAC Hut accommodation, shared dorm rooms. “Massenlager”
Payment is due at the time of registration. On booking, you will receive an email with payment instructions.
As we have taken a firm booking on the number of attendees the event fee is non-refundable. However, your place on the event is interchangeable. If for some reason you can’t attend the event we will offer your place to the next person on the waiting list. Once this person has confirmed their place and paid their deposit I will return your fee. I can only return the fee if your place on the course is filled by another participant.
It is possible to get cancellation insurance with the main insurance companies. (We recommend you do so in the unlikely event you will be unable to attend the events at the last minute)
What is included:
- Mountain Guide
- Overnight accommodation (Saturday night)
- Evening meal and Breakfast
N.B. Travel to Jungfraujoch and return from Fieschalp and rental equipment are not included in the price
For this tour, you will need a climbing harness and crampons.
Equipment can be rented in advance of this tour. We recommend Ruedi Bergsport in Zurich.
All participants take part in events or activities facilitated by Swiss Alpine Adventure entirely at their own risk. Swiss Alpine Adventure does not accept liability for damage to property, death or personal injury that may occur whilst taking part in activities or events organized by Swiss Alpine Adventure. It is your responsibility to make sure your equipment is maintained and in safe working order. We reserve the right to stop you from participating with us if your equipment is badly maintained or not in safe working order. Whilst we endeavour to make sure that the information on this website pertaining to routes and trails is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy.
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