1-day Glacier Ice Climbing in Swiss Alps, from Interlaken
Duration: 8.5 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
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 the end of September.
Starting time is 8:30 a.m.
This trip is public. You may book as one person, but the trip runs with a minimum of 5 people.
Groups larger than 5 people will be split up among guides.
Children 10 years or older with hiking confidence may join.
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.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance with 100% reimbursement. There is no reimbursement for later cancellations.
In case of cancellation from our side due to bad weather, we will return your payment in full.
Your accommodation or Interlaken Ost and West train stations
Provided bySwiss Alpine Guides
Reviews for this provider
19 Jul 2019
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!
18 Jul 2019
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