Western Oberland Ski Tour

Wonderful panoramas in ideal ski touring territory


In the west of the Bernese Oberland, the Wildstrubel massif offers wonderful panoramas culminating at more than 3000m. Our itinerary will be a grand traverse from the west to the east, during which we can climb a number of summits accessible on skis. What better way to spend a week!

¤ Wonderful glacial scenery
Summits accessible with skis
¤ Fantastic descents
¤ Good Swiss refuges

Dates: 30 Mar - 6 Apr 2019 (CONFIRMED, 3 spaces remaining)
Price: 1550€pp. Includes: transfers from and to Geneva, six days ski touring with a qualified UIAGM high mountain guide, seven nights full board hotel and refuge accommodation. Not included: equipment hire, ski passes, taxis/train during the week.
Grade: D2:A2:F2.
Meet: Geneva.
Contact and Book: Sian


Day One: Meet in Geneva and transfer to Diablerets.

Day Two: Short transfer to the Col du Pillon in a taxi, and then we use the ski lifts to gain easy height. From 3000m we head up to the Diablerets summit at 3210m for a short warm up and a nice view. We have an easy descent to the Prarochet Refuge at 2550m.

Day Three: We gently traverse and descend towards the Col du Sanetsch (2242m) before climbing the Arpelistock (3035m). From here we have a lovely descent to the Gelten Refuge (2002m).

Day Four: An early state today for our key stage, the ascension of the Wildhorn (3247m) via the Col du Brochet. Our descent over the Wildhorn glacier brings us, unsurprisingly, to the Wildhorn Refuge (2304m)!

Day Five: Another day and another summit. The Schnidehorn (2937m) awaits us today. From its summit we descend into a wild valley, the Plan des Roses (2386m), from where we climb up to the Wildstrubel Refuge at 2791m.

ArpelistockDay Six: A short climb brings us onto the Plaine Morte glacier. As its name indicates, it is long and flat! We first need to cross it before climbing the steep slopes that lead to the summit of the Wildstrubel (3243m). We then descend to the Refuge Lammeren (2501m).

Day Seven: If conditions allow we will head off towards the Grossstrubel (3243m) for a fabulous finalé with 2000m of descent on its north face. Other options are possible should this not be. From Lenk we return on the train to Diablerets.

Reserve your place

To book you can use the on-line booking system below - select your start date and your end date and then proceed. The system will ask for a deposit which you pay using PayPal. Or, if you prefer, you can email us directly (sian@pyrenees-mountains.com), ring directly on +33 5 62 92 81 52 or Skype at sian.grigg.

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