Oberland Odyssey

Cost: £2,095
Ratio (Clients:Guides): 2:1
Estimated Hut and Cable car costs: CHF350
Dates available: 13th July - 20th July 2024 [ Full ]

This guided tour tackles the great peaks and glaciers of the Bernese Oberland, the wildest and most remote region of the Western Alps. The Jungfrau (4158m), Monch (4109m), Gross Fiescherhorn (4049m), Aletschhorn (4195m) and Finsteraarhorn (4274m) are among the 4000 meter peaks that can be climbed with our IFMGA guides in an adventurous 5 day hut trip after an initial technical training day on the glacier. Highly recommended if you've already climbed peaks round Arolla, Zermatt or Chamonix. Mountain hut accommodation is of the highest quality with excellent food.

The fitness requirements and technical experience required on this course are higher than Introductory Alpine climbing.

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Sample itinerary:

Day 1: Glacier Training Day on Ferpècle Glacier: Crampon skills, Ice Axe techniques, Ice Climbing, Ropework for Glaciers, Crevasse Rescue

Day 2: Drive to Grimsel Pass at head of Rhône valley and walk up the Oberaar Glacier to Oberaarjoch Hut (3256m), 5hr

Day 3: Ascend Oberaarhorn (3631m)– a training climb amidst magnificent scenery; trek up Fiescher Glacier to Finsteraarhorn Hut (3048m), 7hr.

Day 4: Ascend Finsteraarhorn (4274m) - highest of the Oberland peaks - by Hugisattel and NW Ridge (PD); return to Finsteraarhorn Hut, 8hr

Day 5: Cross Grünhornlücke pass and ascend Gross Grünhorn (4044m) by SW Ridge – a fine rock and snow ridge (PD+), descend to Konkordia Hut (2850m)

Day 6: Descend the ice highway of the Aletsch Glacier to Fiesch; drive back to Evolene.

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What our clients say:

“Thanks for a great time in the Oberland - I had a blast” Chris, summer 2013

For information on accommodation and what's included in our Oberland Odyssey price click here.

*We don't usually use the Jungfraujoch train and so the guides and clients fares are not included in the above price/costs. The guides fare would be shared between clients at the time if required.