Taking in the best that the Swiss Alps has to offer, spend 7 days in the Saas Grund, training in winter mountaineering before taking on the challenge offered by glacier trekking, Via Feratta climbing and a winter summit at over 4000m!
Home to some of the best known mountains on the planet, the Swiss Alps almost peak for themselves when it comes to adventure. See a different side to the mountains, away from the ski resorts, and explore the true beauty of the Alps on a mountaineering adventure. The Saas-Grund, otherwise known as the ‘Hiking Pearl’ of the Alps, is the ultimate destination for a real winter challenge for budding explorers and mountaineers alike. With soaring peaks of over 4000m and vast snow-covered valleys, and home to spectacular via feratta and glacier routes, this is an adventure you won’t forget in a hurry, and will come away with a plethora of new winter mountaineering skills under your belt. Begin with Ecole du Glace, learning new and exciting mountaineering skills, and getting to grips with mountain safety, equipment and mountaineering techniques. Take the Via Feratta from Mittaghorn to Jegihorn, navigating the spectacular mountainside climbing route at over 3000m. Explore the stunning glaciers on exhilarating treks, and take on the challenging summit of Allinhorn at 4,027m! The scenery is breath-taking, the views unforgettable and the exhilaration of beginning your mountaineering journey is second to none. The memories and experiences of this adventure in the Alps will surely last a lifetime.
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