Ski ascent Finsteraarhorn 4274m, the highest summit of the Bernese Alps
The Bernese Oberland presents a majestic scenery of snow and rocks with breath taking views. At Concordia Plaza with an ice thickness of 900 metres, four glaciers unite to form the Great Aletsch Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ski mountaineering in this magnificent mountain world is both alpinistically and technically one of the greatest destinations in the Alps for skiers. In addition to Finsteraarhorn, the highest mountain in the Bernese Alps at 4274 metres, we will climb two further four thousand metres peaks with skis. The stunning panorama from the Concordia hut over the Aletsch Glacier framed by ski mountains is a wonder of nature that one must have seen.
April - May
€ 1450 per person
from 16 years
min. 2 people max. 2 people
- 20.04. - 24.04.2022
- and on request
You must be able to ski all types of snow securely and confidently and do a secure uphill kick turn. A physical fitness for ascents up till 6 hours and 1300 metres is also necessary.
Our meeting point is at the train station in Grindelwald Grund, from where we go together to Jungfraujoch. A short track takes us to the Mönchsjoch hut. With a light backpack we ascend to Mönch at 4107 metres. Overnight stay at the Mönchsjoch hut. Ascent 650 metres - Descent 500 metres
Relaxed skiing over the eternal ice field. At 3400 metres we put the climbing skins on to ascend from the east to the Trugberg at 3880 metres. An impressing firn run takes us to the World Heritage Site and the Aletsch Glacier. Overnight stay at the Concordia hut on 2850 metres. Ascent 800 metres - Descent 1400 metres
Ascent over the eternal ice field to Fieschersattel and over block terrain to the Großen Fiescherhorn at 4049 metres. Descent over the imposing Fiescher glacier to the Finsteraarhorn hut on 3048 metres. Overnight stay at the hut. Ascent 1300 metres - Descent 1050 metres
We are heading off with a light backpack to Hugisattel where we deposit our ski tour equipment. With airy block climbing we reach the distinctive summit cross of Finsteraarhorn on 4274 metres. Descent and downhill run to the Finsteraarhorn hut for a Rösti meal (fried grated potatoes). Ascent 1250 metres - Descent 1250 metres
After a run down to the Fiescher glacier and an ascent to the Vorderen Galmihorn on 3505 metres we have reached our last ski tour destination in the Bernese Oberland. The long run down over the Bächilücke to Reckingen is the absolute highlight of this ski crossing. Ascent 800 metres - Descent 2300 metres
- 5 days guidance and organization by a mountain guide
- Hut reservation
- Technical equipment
- 4 overnight stays with half board in huts with multi bedrooms
- Fees for the mountain guide
- Cable car + transfer costs
- Parking fees when arriving by car
You arrange your journey to meet up with us in Grindelwald / Schweiz and we take care of the entire organisation for your mountain adventure. Here you get everything from one source - the best all-round service - so to speak. We happily plan a high-altitude tour, via ferrata climbing, a rafting tour or a whole adventure weekend for you individually. We value quality over quantity. Mountain Sports as a licensed tour operator and alpine school is ideal for incredibly special adventures, such as unbelievable ski touring and adventure journeys in the Ziller Valley and all over the world. For all our trips, fun sport tours, and alpine tours – in winter and summer we naturally arrange hotel bookings and hut reservations. Most of the required tour equipment is included. According to our packing list you will see exactly what is provided by us and what you have to bring yourself. No matter where your adventure journey takes you – Mountain Sports is your reliable partner for all kinds of outdoor adventures.
What should I bring?
Backpack, own avalanche transceiver equipment if available (is included), ski touring skis and poles, helmet (as required), snack, drink, sun protection, change of clothes. Please also check prior to your tour whether your insurance includes mountain rescue off-piste. You will receive a packing list when you make your booking.
Is lunch included?
No, please pack a snack and enough to drink. Depending on the tour destination, we might also have the opportunity to stop at a hut after the tour.
Do I get a discount if I bring my own equipment?
You are of course welcome to use your own equipment. Unfortunately, we cannot grant a discount as we generally provide the necessary safety equipment free of charge.
What is a hut sleeping bag and what do I need it for?
A hut sleeping bag is either made of silk or cotton and is compulsory on every hut for hygienic reasons, as the duvets, pillowcases and mattress protectors cannot be washed every day. The hut sleeping bag protects you from direct contact with the blankets. We recommend a small silk hut sleeping bag with a small pack size and lighter weight.
Payment at the hut with debit card?
Payment with your debit card is rarely possible in mountain huts! It is therefore necessary to bring sufficient cash with you! Cable cars and hotels can usually be paid for with debit or credit card.
The weather forecast announces bad weather, when will a tour be cancelled / postponed?
Unfortunately, weather forecasts for the mountains are not always as accurate as one might imagine and some weather portals are simply unsuitable for forecasts in the mountains. A reliable forecast is only possible for the following three to five days. Although the 16-day forecasts in particular are popular, the significance is extremely limited. If the conditions are clearly bad and we have to cancel the tour for safety reasons, we will either arrange an alternative date together or you will get your deposit back.
What rental equipment is included in the price?
You will find the rental equipment included in the tour description under "Services & Additional Costs". Rental equipment is included in all our guided tours. We also have equipment hire - if you are out on your own but have forgotten your crampons, you can get them from us.
How do I know what equipment I need for my tour?
You will receive a packing list from us. This will help you to find out what you need for your booked tour!