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Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Series – 3/3 – Alpine Climbing

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15 - 16 Jul 2023


CHF 450.00


6487 Göschenen, Switzerland

Course 1 – Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 1/3 – Top Rope Climbing


Sign up here → 20 May 2023

Learn the fundamentals about outdoor climbing: equipment, safety & communication, hand-foot climbing techniques, understanding guidebooks, and more. You will practice in a group setting on single pitch routes to maximize learning, fun, and safety. This introduction course is perfect to begin your outdoor climbing career.

Course 2 – Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 2/3 – Lead Climbing


Sign up here → 3 June 2023

Learn how to sport climb on real rock and the skills needed to keep you safe. Instruction includes: lead climbing & belaying, rope management, clipping an express, setting & clearing anchors, equipment, and communication. This course will build the confidence and create a great foundation as a lead climber.

Course 3 – Introduction to Outdoor Climbing 3/3 – Alpine Rock Climbing


Apply your newly acquired skills from courses 1 & 2 at an alpine rock climbing weekend. All your skills come together: lead climbing, belaying and anchor building in a high-altitude setting. Test yourself against the rock and achieve your climbing goals. We will stay overnight in a mountain hut with access to climbing routes right out the front door. It’s a great way to end this climbing course series!

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What’s the plan?

Tim will meet the group at the Göschenen train station at 08:50 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.


Participation in Course 2/3 – Lead Climbing or previous experience with outdoor lead climbing.


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 take the following:

  • Saturday: Zurich HB 07:05 – 09:44 Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher (via Arth-Goldau and Göschenen)
  • Sunday: Göscheneralp, Dammagletscher 17:15 – 19:55 Zurich HB (via Göschenen) – depending on the time the event finishes

If you are traveling by car, you can park the car at Göschenen train station and take the PostBus from there.

Kit list

Day Clothing Essentials

  • Hiking or approach shoes
  • T-shirt
  • Climbing trousers (or leggings)
  • Fleece
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves

Night Essentials

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Lightweight towel
  • Earplugs
  • Headlamp and spare batteries

Technical gear

Most of it can be rented out – see Equipment rental section below

  • Backpack
  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • 3x locking carabiners
  • Belay device
  • Chalk bag

Optional gear

If you have the following items, we encourage you to bring them so that you can train with your own equipment

  • Climbing tape
  • Climbing rope
  • 12x quick draws
  • 2x slings
  • Belay glasses


  • Water (min. 2L)
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunches
  • Cash for drinks at the hut


  • Sunscreen and lip protector
  • Plasters and basic medicine

Equipment rental

You have the possibility to rent the following equipment directly from the guide:

  • Climbing harness: CHF 15
  • Climbing helmet: CHF 15
  • Belay device: CHF 15
  • 3x Carabiners: CHF 15
  • All the above listed items: CHF 50


The price for this event is CHF 450.


Included in price

  • 2 days of outdoor rock climbing with a certified climbing instructor, in a small group
  • Climbing guidebooks of the area
  • Climbing ropes and quick draws
  • 1x night of accommodation in a mountain hut (shared room)
  • Dinner on Saturday
  • Breakfast on Sunday

Not included in price

  • Transport to/from Göscheneralp
  • Climbing equipment
  • Packed lunches
  • Drinks & snacks

Group size

Min. 3 / Max. 6 participants

By signing up for this event, you agree that you have read, understood and will adhere to our Terms and Conditions.


15 - 16 Jul 2023


CHF 450.00


9:45 am - 5:15 pm


6487 Göschenen, Switzerland

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