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Introduction to Mountaineering: 3-day hike with ascension of Allalinhorn (4027m)

In collaboration with Eliot Hennion, International Mountain Guide, this will be a 3-day introduction to mountaineering in the canton of Valais. We will be hiking up to Britannia hut SAC and stay two nights there. The hut lies at a height of 3,030 metres above sea level, at the foot of the Allalinhorn near the Allalin Glacier, in the Mischabel massif.

If you are a fit hiker and would like to try mountaineering and go up to 4000m+, this is for you!

What’s the plan? (Allalinhorn ascent & hike)

Day 1
We will meet in Saas-Fee in the morning, hike up to Britannia hut SAC and do some technical exercises to train for day 2. Night at the hut.

Day 2
Ascension of the South Face of Egginer (3367m) and return to the hut for the night.

Day 3
Ascension of the Allalinhorn (4027m) and hike down to Saas-Fee.


If you are travelling from Zurich, we recommend you to take the following trains:

Friday 11 September 2020:
06:02 Zurich HB – 09:04 Saas-Fee (via Visp)

Sunday 13 September 2020:
17:52 Saas-Fee – 20:58 Zurich HB (via Visp) – depending on what time we return to Saas-Fee

What does the price include (CHF600)?

– 3 days of guided hiking/mountaineering with an International Mountain Guide
– 2 nights of accommodation at Britanniahütte SAC
– Cable car from Felskinn to Saas-Fee on Sunday
– Dinner on day 1
– Breakfast and dinner on day 2
– Breakfast on day 3

What does the price NOT include?

– Transfers to and from Saas-Fee
– Packed lunches
– Snacks
– Drinks

Kit list

– Helmet
– Harness
– Crampons
– Ice axe
– Poles
– Head torch
– Crampon compatible mountaineering boots
– Glacier glasses
– Hat
– Buff
– Gloves
– Fleece jacket
– Duvet jacket
– Goretex jacket
– Waterproof trekking trousers
– Tights
– Sun cream
– Water
– Cash for drinks at the hut

You can rent the equipment (helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe, poles) for an additional CHF30/day.

Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days. The balance is due by 11 August 2020.

Minimum number of participants to run the event: 4
Maximum number of participants: 6

Celine & Alex
(Please note that because of our busy schedules, we sometimes are not able to attend events ourselves)

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11 - 13 Sep 2020


6:00 am - 5:00 pm


CHF 600.00

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