Crossing the Bernese Highlights

Up the Mönch via the southwestern ridge, Jungfrau, Großfischerhorn, Finsteraarhorn
Four imposing summits in unique surroundings

Sunday

Meeting at 6 pm in the Mountain Hostel in Grindelwald Grund. Discussion, equipment check


Monday: Mönch – Mönchjochshütte hut

Take the first cable car onto the Jungfraujoch through the world-famous Eiger. Take the southwestern ridge III onto the Mönch summit on 4,107 m. Descend via the Normalweg. Very beautiful ridge crossing.

  • ca. 500 altitude metres
  • ca. 5 hours walking time

Tuesday: Jungfrau – Mönchjochshütte hut

Leave early in the morning accompanied by the light of the headlamps, descending the Jungfraufirn for a bit to the start of the Pfeiler, which leads to the Rottalsattel. We scale the initial firn snow rise in an easy climb, which leads us to the saddle. We reach the summit on 4,158 m after easy climbing and steep firn fields. Return back to the hut on the same path.

  • ca. 700 altitude metres
  • ca. 6-7 hours

Wednesday: Grossfiescherhorn – Finsteraahornhütte hut

Via the Ewigschneefeld to the anticline from 3,800 m at the being of the northwestern ridge of the Grosses Fiescherhorn. Take this firn ridge to the summit (4,048 m). Descend via the Fieschersattel, Fiescherfirn to the Finsteraarhornhütte hut at 3,048 m.

  • Approx. 600 altitude metres ascent
  • 1.000 altitude metres descent
  • 7-8 hours

Thursday: Finsteraahorn – Konkordiahütte hut

Start behind the hut in northern direction, first going on path trails then crossing the glacier to the Hugisattel (4,088 m). From there, it’s to the breathtaking summit of the Finsteraarhorn (4,273 m) via the northwestern ridge II. The descent is the same as the ascent. Transitioning to the Konkordiahütte hut via the Grünhornlücke in the afternoon.

  • Ascent 1,500 altitude metres
  • Approx. 10 hours

Friday: Konkordiahütte hut – Jungfraujoch – Grindelwald

Via the Jungfraufirn back to the Jungfraujoch and by cable car back to Grindelwald.

  • 600 altitude metres
  • Approx. 4 hours
  • Departure

Requirements:

  • Very good endurance 8-10 hours
  • Acclimatised for 4,000-m-peaks (arrive in advance to go on altitude hikes)
  • Safe climbing iron technique vertical, frontal approx. 45°
  • Experience in combined terrain II
  • Head for heights, surefootedness

Costs pro person:
  • 1 PAX € 2.800,-
  • 2 PAX € 1.700,-
  • Plus own expenses and expenses of the mountain guide
  • Rental equipment available
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