Guided via ferrata Sunnighorn & raclette in a cave
Time to chill on Saturday morning and still finish the day with an amazing outdoor adventure! Join us for this guided via ferrata in the Bernese Oberland, followed by a raclette in a cave at 1350m and a hike down by night!
What’s the plan?
We meet our guide at Wimmis train station at 15:50. Once we’ve checked everyone’s equipment, we start our hike. After only a few minutes, the via ferrata starts and we climb for approximately 2 hours, switching between narrow hiking paths, rocks to scramble on, chains…
At 1350m, when we walk past our dinner venue, the cave, we can leave our bags to continue our climb up lightly and reach the summit of Sunnighorn, the highest point of our hike at 1400m. The panoramic views of the valley, Thun Lake and the glaciers in the background are breathtaking!
We then return to the cave for our raclette in a very special atmosphere!
Once we finish eating, we start our descent with headlamps, this time not on the via ferrata but on a classical hiking path, steep at the beginning but then very gentle all the way back to Wimmis.
We will make sure to be in Wimmis before 23:00 so everyone can catch at the latest the train at 23:01 to return home!
No previous climbing or via ferrata experience needed. However, you should be a fit and sure-footed hiker and you should not be afraid of heights.
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 14:02 – 15:49 Wimmis (via Spiez)
-Wimmis 23:01 – 01:06 Zurich HB (via Spiez and Bern) – depending on what time the event finishes
-Hiking or climbing trousers
-Waterproof over trousers
-Hiking backpack (20-30L)
-Waterproof backpack cover
-Waterproof inner bags or bin bags
-Via ferrata set
-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 equipment from the organisers:
-Climbing harness: CHF 10
-Climbing helmet: CHF 10
-Via ferrata set: CHF 15
All the above: CHF 30
The price for this event is CHF 190.
Included in price
-Guided via ferrata and hike with a certified climbing instructor and a mountain leader in a small group
Not included in price
-Transport to/from Wimmis
-Drinks and snacks
Min. 5 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.