Glacial crossing

This wild camping experience blends

high altitude glacier trekking, wild camping on ice and 

peak ascensions together.

The pristine Rhone glacier is our chosen playground.

If you're in for the adventure of a lifetime, this one is for you!

Duration: 3 days

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 890.- p.P.

Date: June to September

Free places left

Adventure ID: 06/202101

Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri

Meeting point: Obergoms, 3999

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Participants: 3-8 guests

Services: 2x overnight in expedition tents,

2x half-board, group material

Requirements: 

Ability to walk for 5-8 hours a day carrying heavy backpacks (up to 20 kg)

Climbing difficulty: 4a

Your adventure guide: 


Paul

Mountain Guide with Confederation Certificate

Intended Schedule:


Day 1 - 14:00

We meet at the "Grotte de Glace" in Obergoms and distribute the gear between members. After a gentle start, the hike becomes slightly steeper as we navigate through crevasses and water streams. After approx. 3 hours we reach our base camp at 2680 m and enjoy a warming expedition style vegetarian dinner. We stargaze, enjoy the sounds of the glacier and prepare for sliding into our cozy sleeping bags.


Day 2 - 07:30

Early bird catches the worm! After a quick breakfast we steer towards even bigger crevasses and the majestic Dammastock peak. With its 3630 m this is the highest mountain of canton Uri. The views from the top are unique and the last steep meters to conquer it are easily manageable for first time alpinists as well. 


13:30

Time to eat a bite. We descend and have a snack break. Depending on the fitness condition of all members and weather we ascend a nearby unnamed peak with some easy scrambling (4a max.). We look for a flat spot for setting up the second base camp at approx. 3000 m, cook a vegetarian expedition style dinner and head for a well deserved goodnight sleep.


Day 3 - 07:30

Breakfast time! Time to pack our gear and slowly descend back to the starting point. Depending on the amount of crevasses this could take up to 5 hours. We can have some breaks in between and snacks if necessary. As we reach the meeting point on Obergoms, safe and sound, we distribute the gear again and finish our epic journey on ice.  


Non-climbers are very welcome to join the adventure, as the climbing part is not mandatory (it's possible to have a break at the base of the climbs). As well no previous experience in glacier travelling is necessary.

Execution: 

We will confirm if the tour is taking place per e-mail latest:

if it's a weekend tour 1 day before it begins (from 11:00)

if it's a multi day tour 2 days before it begins (from 17:00)

After the tour: 

We'll email you direct links to the photo upload/download and our feedback form.

Material

 

 

Clothing:

  • Hard shell jacket
  • Spare underwear (the warmest and thickest you have)
  • Thick mountain pants, warm base layers and sweater
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Beanie and warm gloves

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream, sun hat
  • 2 water bottles
  • Plaster and Compeed
  • Ev. camera and power bank
  • High ankle, stiff and waterproof hiking boots
  • Backpack (80-100l)

 

Technical equipment:

  • Trekking poles
  • Crampons that fit your boots
  • Ice axe
  • Climbing harness
  • Glacier set (Grigri or Micro Traxion, webbing sling 60 cm, webbing sling 120 cm, 2x prusik sling, 2x HMS carabiners, 2x ice screws)
  • Other climbing material, if available

 

For the overnight stay:

  • Heavy sleeping bag (Comfort temp. -10°/20°)
  • Sleeping pad (Insulated preferably)
  • Foam pad
  • Cutlery (Fork/Knife/Spoon/Cup/Bowl)
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (reduced to the minimum)

  • Other camping material, if available

 

Catering:

  • Snacks: These will be eaten between breakfast and dinner, pack enough for the days of the tour. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars suit well. To avoid your backpack from being too heavy, try not to bring too much food with you.
  • Half-Board: Vegetarian dinner/breakfast is included in this tour. As a commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We still try our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical difficulties. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs. We will communicate the menu in the confirmation mail.

 

Covid-19 measures:

  • 100ml disinfectant
  • Protective masks (2 per day)

 

Rental equipment:

  • Trekking Poles, CHF 15.00
  • Climbing harness, CHF 20.00
  • Crampons, CHF 20.00
  • Ice axe, CHF 15.00
  • Glacier climbing set, CHF 20.00
  • Insulated sleeping pad, CHF 25.00
  • Winter sleeping bag, CHF 30.00 (comfort temp. -15°)
  • Private expedition tent, CHF 35.00 

Before the tour:

It is mandatory to read the last information about your tour 1 day before the tour starts (from 11am). We will email you at the mentioned time.

Free places left

On request 

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Any question left?

Not sure if your skills fulfill the requirements above?

I will be happy to help you!

Stefania

travel@expedtribe.com

+41 766 10 10 26

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