Ice climbing in Interlaken

1-day Glacier Ice Climbing in Swiss Alps, from Interlaken

Duration: 9 hours Medium

Duration: 9 hours Medium

Why we love this tour

Abseil into a glacier's crevasse to experience the "coolest" climbing adventure in the Swiss Alps.

  • Ice climb in the Stein Glacier (Steingletscher)
  • Abseil into a frozen crevasse
  • Scale sheets of solid ice
  • Hike across a glacier
  • Suitable for beginners and kids 
  • Certified mountain guide
Duration 9 hours
Difficulty Medium

What’s included

  • Mountain boots
  • Warm hat, gloves and fleece
  • Backpack
  • All technical equipment 
  • UIAA, IVBV, SBV certified mountain guides
  • Transportation from Interlaken hotels and Interlaken Ost and West train stations
  • Snacks and drinks

Pricing

Tickets 239 $ / per person
Age 10+

Need to know before you go

The trip runs from June to October.

Starting time is 8:00 a.m.

This trip is public. You may book as one person, but the trip runs with a minimum of 4 people.

Children 10 years or older with hiking confidence may join.

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Previous ice climbing experience is not necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.

What to bring? Comfortable sportswear, energy bars, a picnic lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera.

Pickup is possible from Interlaken hotels and the Interlaken Ost and West train stations. After the activity, you will be dropped off where you were picked up. Transportation is possible from Interlaken hotels and the Interlaken Ost and West train stations. After the activity, you will be dropped off where you were picked up. If you need to arrange a meeting point, please let us know.

Cancellation

If a client withdraws from the contract, a reimbursement fine of CHF 80.00 will be charged.

Additional payments will also be charged as follows:

2. Cancellation until 7 days before the start of the lesson: 100 percent of the price must be paid. Prior to that, 50 percent must be paid, unless we can organise other participants at short notice.

Meeting point

Your accommodation or Interlaken Ost and West train stations

Provided by

Swiss Alpine Guides

Why we love this tour

Abseil into a glacier's crevasse to experience the "coolest" climbing adventure in the Swiss Alps.

  • Ice climb in the Stein Glacier (Steingletscher)
  • Abseil into a frozen crevasse
  • Scale sheets of solid ice
  • Hike across a glacier
  • Suitable for beginners and kids 
  • Certified mountain guide
Duration 9 hours
Difficulty Medium

The glaciers of the Swiss Alps attract climbers and hikers from all over. Witnessing icy sheets and massive frozen formations creates a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Hike across the Stein Glacier to abseil a route down the blue crevasses of the Swiss Alps and start your unique climbing fun.

This glacial adventure welcomes those with or without ice climbing experience. Your certified mountain guide brings all the necessary equipment when he or she picks you up from your accommodation. After about an hour-long drive to the glacier, you’re introduced to the equipment and techniques. 

The group sets off on the glacier for a hike through across the 4km (2.5 mi) long frozen expanse. The frozen ice creates patterns and shapes that seem almost sculptural. When you reach the crevasse, the climbing adventure begins.

Abseil down a crevasse of blue ice, then use your ice picks and crampons to secure yourself into the wall. Ascend up the glacier and test your body strength. Your guide offers the right advice to get you climbing up the wall in a safe, fun environment.

After a few hours of climbing, a lunch break allows for time to rest your muscles and take in the magnificent landscape. The mountain peaks coming through the glacier create a jagged environment of rock mixed with ice. When your body has rested, you continue the climb for a few more hours before returning back to Interlaken. 

Discover the unique beauty of the glaciers sitting high in the Swiss Alps. Scaling these frozen gems takes climbing to a whole new experience.

Need to know before you go

The trip runs from June to October.

Starting time is 8:00 a.m.

This trip is public. You may book as one person, but the trip runs with a minimum of 4 people.

Children 10 years or older with hiking confidence may join.

Show more

Previous ice climbing experience is not necessary, but a decent level of fitness is required.

What to bring? Comfortable sportswear, energy bars, a picnic lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera.

Pickup is possible from Interlaken hotels and the Interlaken Ost and West train stations. After the activity, you will be dropped off where you were picked up. Transportation is possible from Interlaken hotels and the Interlaken Ost and West train stations. After the activity, you will be dropped off where you were picked up. If you need to arrange a meeting point, please let us know.

Cancellation

If a client withdraws from the contract, a reimbursement fine of CHF 80.00 will be charged.

Additional payments will also be charged as follows:

2. Cancellation until 7 days before the start of the lesson: 100 percent of the price must be paid. Prior to that, 50 percent must be paid, unless we can organise other participants at short notice.

Meeting point

Your accommodation or Interlaken Ost and West train stations

Provided by

Swiss Alpine Guides

Reviews for this provider

Star Star Star Star Star 5.0 Great
Scott W.
2 Sep 2022
Star Star Star Star Star

We had an amazing experience. The service was great and we really enjoyed our time with our guide, Tony. Thank you for being one of the key highlights of our trip

Henry D.
27 Aug 2022
Star Star Star Star Star

Toni was a great guide and really helped us navigate the via ferrata. Highly recommend him.

Christy H.
15 Jun 2022
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Awesome adventure in the Lauterbrunnen Valley area! Our guide Hano was amazing and made us all feel very safe. I would not hesitate to recommend this activity to others.

Laura A.
19 Jul 2019
Star Star Star Star Star

Our guide Hano was fantastic! He was funny and knowledgeable and really made our via ferrata that much better. The views throughout the tour were incredible and the track itself was challenging but fun. I highly recommend trying this tour out if you are heading to Interlaken!

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