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Introduction to Mountaineering: 2-day hike with the ascension of Bishorn (4153m)

In collaboration with Guy-Robert May, International Mountain Guide, this will be a 2-day introduction to mountaineering in the canton of Valais. We will be hiking up to Tracuit Hut SAC and stay two nights there. The hut lies at a height of 3256m above sea level, at the Tracuit Pass, between Les Diablons and the Tête de Milon in the Pennine Alps.

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

What’s the plan? (Bishorn Hike)

Day 1

We will meet in Zinal in the morning, hike up to Tracuit Hut SAC and do some briefing and exercises for day 2. Night at the hut.

Ascent: 1600m

Day 2

Breakfast at the hut, ascension of the Bishorn (4153m), return to the hut, lunch, and descent to Zinal.

Ascent: 900m
Descent: 2500m


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

Saturday 5 September 2020:

06:02 Zurich HB – 09:43 Zinal centre (via Visp, Sierre and Vissoie)

Sunday 6 September 2020:

17:04 Zinal – 20:58 Zurich HB (via Vissoie, Sierre, and Visp) – depending on what time we return to Zinal

You can also travel with us from Zurich HB by car (first come, first served), we would just ask you an additional CHF40 for the return trip.

What does the price include?

  • 2 days of guided (Bishorn) hiking/mountaineering with an International Mountain Guide
  • 1 night of accommodation at Tracuit Hut SAC
  • Dinner on Saturday
  • Breakfast Sunday

What does the price NOT include?

  • Transfers to and from Zinal
  • Packed lunches
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Recommended Kit List for this Mountaineering trip

  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Poles
  • Head torch
  • Crampon compatible mountaineering boots
  • Glacier glasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Buff
  • Gloves
  • Fleece jacket
  • Duvet jacket
  • Goretex jacket
  • Waterproof trekking trousers
  • Sun cream
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunch for Saturday and Sunday
  • Cash for drinks at the hut

Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days. The balance is due by 5 August 2020.

Minimum number of participants to run the event: 3
Maximum number of participants: 5

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

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The event is finished.


05 - 06 Sep 2020


6:00 am - 9:00 pm




Zinal, Ayer

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