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Includes:
1 night hotel in Interlaken, railway from Interlaken and return, 4 nights hut fees, breakfasts and dinners.


Ski The World

Bernese Oberland Haute Route     8 Day       

The Bernese Oberland in Switzerland presents another of the finest ski mountaineering experiences of the Alps. Beginning from the enchanting town of Interlaken and a short train ride to Gindelwald then the steep tunnel through the famous Eiger to the Jungfraughjoch accessing the largest glacier network in the Alps. With the network of charming huts, the variations, side trips, peak ascents and ski descents seem endless.

This classic ski tour offers some of the most breathtaking views of the European Alps. Staying in beautiful Alpine Huts and traveling light with only daypacks, we will cross 8 different glaciers with options to climb and ski 5 peaks. The tour's finale is a 6,000 vertical foot ski to the valley to Conche, Switzerland!

The Berner Oberland Haute Route offers tremendous peak skiing possibilities. Entering the Eiger massif via the Jungfraujoch at 3,454 m (11,329'), we find ourselves in the heart of the mountains. Our guides will assure you the finest technical and cultural experiences. Their familiarity with the Switzerland area and its people will provide you with a safe and complete experience.

A truly spectacular trip that should be on every ski mountaineers “must do” list.

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Cost: $2,300 each/5 people
         $2,500 each/4 people
         $2,800 each/3 people


Dates:
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Itinerary:
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
Ascent and descent of Grunneghorn, return to Konkordia hut. Many other options from the hut base on condition and participants wishes.

Day 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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.



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