Enjoy an action-packed mountain expedition based in Switzerland involving a tough mountain climb and a challenging high level ferrata.
Our Saas Grund adventure is the perfect taster for life at high altitude. It involves 5 action-packed activity days requiring some technical equipment and training on safe crossing of glaciers. You stay in a mixture of budget hotels, mountain huts and remote bunkhouses.
What to expect
The expedition is for 7 days allowing for 2 days travel and 5 days activity. You will walk in groups of up to a maximum of 10 people. Qualified and experienced mountain leaders and advanced first-aiders will accompany you at all times. You will mainly follow distinct waymarked trails in alpine valleys with a number of traverses of high level passes, an ascent of an alpine peak and a Via Ferrata.
More about the trip
The adventure involves technical glacier crossing with the rest of the terrain being rocky paths, soft snow, neve snow and rock. Technical training is provided by fully qualified International Mountain Guides and ascents of the alpine peak are made at an appropriate ratio of either 2 or 4 participants per leader as needed.
You will learn where to expect dangerous crevasse zones; the difference between ‘wet’ and dry’ glaciers, and the golden rules for crossing crevasses safely whilst roped up. You will also have the opportunity to learn some essential ropework, take part in a simple crevasse rescue, and try some ice-climbing at 3400 metres.
There will also be a chance to do some valley rock climbing with some spectacular views of iconic distant mountain vistas including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.
Please note: For safety reasons all our routes may vary to accommodate individual abilities within the group, difficult weather conditions and the availability of accommodation.
Dates & Cost
Our next expedition is 26 July - 2 August 2020
For prices and detailed itinerary please call us on 015394 39760.
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