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Introduction to Mountaineering: 3-day hike with ascension of Alphubel (4206m)

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Introduction to Mountaineering: 3-day hike with ascension of Alphubel (4206m)


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 Täschhütte SAC and stay two nights there. The hut lies at a height of 2701 metres above sea level, 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?

Day 1

We will meet in Täsch at 11:00 and hike up to Täschhütte SAC. Night at the hut.
Ascent: 1380m
Descent: 110m

Day 2

Exercices with rope and crampons on the glacier to practice for the ascension. Return to the hut for the night.

Day 3

Ascension of Alphubel (4206m) and hike down to Täsch.
Ascent: 1500m
Descent: 2900m


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

Friday 28 August 2020:
08:02 Zurich HB - 11:00 Täsch (via Visp)

Sunday 30 August 2020:
16:48 Täsch - 19:58 Zurich HB (via Visp) - depending on what time we return to Täsch

What does the price include (CHF600)?

  • 3 days of guided hiking/mountaineering with an International Mountain Guide
  • 2 nights of accommodation at Täschhütte SAC
  • Dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast and dinner on day 2
  • Breakfast on day 3

What does the price NOT include?

  • Transfers to and from Täsch
  • 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
  • Sleeping bag liner (blankets provided)
  • Pillow case
  • 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 28 July 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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