The Oberland

When you exit of the train at Jungfraujoch station (3500m) you have front of you the longest glacier in the Alps:  Aleschgletscher. The vastness glacial is characteristic from Berner Oberland. Their gentle slopes and easy ski edges contrast with surrounding air of the 4000's.

Program

Day 1 : Meeting at 10am in front of the train station Grindelwald-Grun (bottom right before the village towards Kleine Scheddeg), then mount on train (the North Face of the Eiger) to Jungfraujoch (3454m) descent until the Jungfraufirn Konkordiaplatz (2700m) where we climb the stairs to the refuge Konkordia (2850m).

Day 2 : Climb to 3262m (2h), then put the skis on the bag and continue with crampons (1h) until Wyssnollen (3595m); ski descent until Fieshergletscher (2950m) that we will cross to climb up (30min) to Finsteraarhornhutte (3048m).

Day 3 : Climb up (4h) to KleinFiescherhorn (4023m) and back to the refuge. Following you have the option to climb the Gosse Fiescherhorn (4048m).

Day 4 : Ascension (4h) of Finsteraarhorn (4274m) and return.

Day 5 : Cross the Grünhornlücke (1h30) and climb up (3h) to the refuge Hollandia (3250m).

Day 6 : Climb (2h) until the Abeni Flue (3937 m) and finally a superb descent through the Lötscnehlücke and Lötschental valley to Gletscherstaffel (1763m) where we joined at the bus station CFS Goppenstein.

Access / Appointment (two possibilities) :
1 - Geneva, Bern, Interlaken, Grindelwald by car or train.
2 - Chamonix, Martigny, Goppenstein car, then train to Grindelwald.

Dates : End of March to beggining mid May.

Level : 2, 3, ascension a little difficult ; Finsteraarhorn aimed to experienced skiers / climbers. Good physical condition required.

Price : 940 € / person. (based one guide for 4 participants).