walk on

the wild side

A micro expedition tour in the heart of Switzerland,
which combines long and soft ascents, overnight stays in expedition tents and fantastic views.

 

Lonely peaks and valleys, pulka pulling, starry skies, 
Base Camp Fondue and much more are waiting for you!

 

This is the right offer if you want to try the expedition lifestyle, are ready for camping in the snow and want to snowshoe on remote and untouched slopes!

Duration: 2 days

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 390.- p.P.

Date: December to April

Free places left

Adventure ID: 12/202103

Country/Region: Switzerland, Uri

Meeting point: Andermatt, 6490​​​​​​​

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Participants: 3-8 guests

Services: Guiding, half-board, professional photographic report, group material

Requirements: 

No snowshoeing experience necessary.

Generally fit and able to hike at least 6 hours with heavy backpack (12-20kg).

Intended Schedule:

 

Day 1 - 10:00

At the meeting point we organize our equipment and divide the material.

After strapping on the snowshoes and preparing the pulka, we start the approach towards the first base camp, which will be set up in a panoramic and avalanche-safe location! 

The ascent on the first day takes between 4 and 8 hours, depending on the pace of all participants and snow conditions. Up to the base camp, the ascent is quite avalanche safe and steady, and does not involve any major difficulties. Now nothing stands in the way for a quiet and relaxing night! We can watch shooting stars, eat and drink warmly and make ourselves comfortable in the expedition tents, read a bit or chat with our new friends. Comfortably we let the evening fade away.

 

Day 2 - 08:00

Today we have a busy day ahead!

We eat a fortifying breakfast, prepare our snowshoes, and set off on our next hike with a fantastic view! The route will be discussed and decided with all members so that all participants are on the same level. The location of the Basecamp allows everyone to find the right tour, be it something cozy and gentle, or long hikes far into alpine terrain.

After returning to the Basecamp, everything is dismantled, the pulka is reattached, and off we go to the meeting point in the valley.

The pictures of this incredible micro expedition tour will be taken by a professional photographer, who will send them to you by e-mail during the next 10 days. So, you can prove everyone you just took part on this extraordinary experience!​​

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 you have)
  • Warm ski touring pants, warm base layer & sweater
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Hat, gloves, balaclava
  • Two pairs of long and warm socks

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Drinking bottle and thermos flask
  • Ev. camera and power bank
  • Backpack (70-90l)

 

Technical equipment:

  • Snowshoes
  • Trekking poles

 

For the overnight stay:

  • Warm sleeping bag (comfort temperature -10°/-25°)
  • Sleeping mat (insulated preferably)
  • ISO mat
  • Cutlery (fork/knife/spoon/cup/bowl)
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (reduced to minimum)
  • Other camping equipment, if available

 

Catering:

  • Snacks: These will be eaten between breakfast and dinner, so 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: Included on this tour. Out of commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We do our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical obstacles. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.

 

Covid-19 measures:

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

 

Rental equipment:

  • Snowshoes, CHF 35.00

  • Trekking poles, CHF 15.00

  • ​​​​​​​​​​Winter sleeping bag, CHF 30.00

  • Insulated sleeping pad, CHF 25.00

  • Hiking backpack (80l), CHF 20.00

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

Your adventure guide: 

Exped Tribe guide

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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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Worth knowing:

 

- This snowshoe tour is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced,

as the length of the tour can be adjusted on desire;

- It is possible to combine this expedition with other experiences, e.g. with an introduction to ice climbing on a secluded ice wall, please let us know about your wishes in advance!