Alpine climbing weekend with night at 2370m
This alpine climbing event is a perfect opportunity to practice your lead climbing, belaying, and anchor skills in a high-altitude setting. We’ll stay overnight in a mountain hut with access to climbing routes right out the front.
This trip is led by Tim Dunham, climbing instructor.
What’s the plan?
Tim will meet the group at the Göschenen train station at 09:45 on Saturday. From there we will take the PostBus up to Dammagletscher and hike to the stunning Bergseehütte (located at 2,370m). There we will refresh what we learned in course 2, enjoy some alpine climbing and acquire more advanced skills.
We stay overnight in the well-known Bergseehütte, where we will enjoy the evening with good conversation, a nice dinner and wine, and stay overnight.
After breakfast on Sunday, we will continue to explore the various climbing areas and practice the skills we learned on Saturday. After a second full day of climbing, we will hike back to Dammagletscher and take the bus back to Göschenen train station.
To join this event, you need to have some lead climbing experience, whether indoors or outdoors.
It is the participant’s responsibility to get health and accident insurances that cover mountain rescue, including extreme sports. Becoming a Rega patron is highly recommended (CHF 40 per year only for emergency medical assistance from the air).
How to get there
If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following:
-Zurich HB 07:05 – 09:44 Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher (via Arth-Goldau and Göschenen)
-Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher 17:15 – 19:55 Zurich HB – (via Göschenen) depending on the time the event finishes
-Hiking or approach shoes
-Sleeping bag liner
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-4x Locking carabiners
-Chalk bag (optional)
-Water (min. 2L)
-Sun screen and lip protector
-Plasters and basic medicine
-Health insurance card
-Air rescue membership card (e.g. Rega, Air Glaciers)
You have the possibility to rent the following items:
-Climbing helmet: CHF 10
-Climbing harness: CHF 10
-Belay device: CHF 10
-4x Locking carabiners: CHF 10
All items listed above: CHF 30
The price for this alpine climbing event is CHF 480.
Included in price
-2 full days of climbing in a small group with a certified climbing instructor
-Accommodation on Saturday in a mountain hut (shared room)
-Dinner on Saturday
-Breakfast on Sunday
-Use of climbing ropes, quickdraws, etc.
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher
-Drinks and snacks
Min. 3 participants
Max. 6 participants
By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.