Glacier Hiking-Mountain Guide Zermatt

Glacier Hiking-Mountain Guide Zermatt

Glacier Hiking-Mountain Guide Zermatt• Have you ever wanted to walk on a glacier?

• Have you ever wanted to look into a crevass?

• Have you ever wanted to jump over a crevasse?

• Have you ever wanted to walk with crampons?

If you have answered YES to any of these questions then a glacier hike is exactly the right thing for you. You don’t need to be a professional climber or to have experience with crampons or ice axes but you should have the stamina to walk for 4 – 5 hours.

Information:
In summer many glaciers are free of snow. For that reason the crevasses are visible and they are not dangerous anymore because they are not hidden. In summer the surface of the glaciers is rough which gives a nice grip to walk easily with crampons over the glacier. Very often rock goats, marmots and jackdaws can be seen on the way to the glacier. Besides crevasses, a middle moraine, creeks, glacier mills, glacier lakes and glacier tables can be found. Walk time 4 – 5 hours.

Fee:
CHF 550.00.

The fee is for the mountain guide, doesn’t include any further services and is good for 1 to 2 people, for or every additional person a fee of CHF 40.00 per person will be charged.

Prices and programme are subject to change.

You need the following equipment for Glacier Hiking:

Compulsory Equipment
Rucksack 20 – 30 litre – Mountaineering boots / good hiking boots* – Climbing seat harness* – Crampons with front points, adjusted* – Mountaineering trousers – Waterproof / breathable jacket – Fleece jacket or jumper – Gloves – Warm hat – Shirt – Sun glasses with side protection – Sun screen factor >25 – Lip balm factor >15 – Flask or water bottle, about 1 Litre, no camel bag – Picnic – Personal medications – Telescope pole.*

Nice to have
Thermal underwear – Hat for the sun – Compeed, second skin, sport tape – Pocket knife – Camera (small and light) – Toilette paper – Insurance card – Swiss rail ticket.

Items with a * can be rented.

Please note
Everything you bring with you, you have to curry it by yourself. Try to be as light as possible.

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