Swiss Rock Guides

The Starter Mountaineer Week at Susten

Photo by Freddy. Steingletscher with the Susten Pass.

Learn the French crampon technique, crevasse rescue techniques, rock climbing techniques, as well as how to build anchors in snow/ice/rock in the Steingletscher area. Stay in a hotel for 2 nights in the beautiful Sustepass area. After an introduction to rock and ice, we will apply the learned skills on a nice, moderate climb on the Gweachtenhorn, Sustenhorn and Vorderer Tierberg. We stay at a cozy mountain hut for the climbs. You will not forget this adventure

We can guide up to 4 people on this trip

Day 1:

Meet at Meiringen railway station, bus trip to Steingletscher.

Instruction to knots, belaying, anchor building , rappelling, rock climbing techniques, etc.

We stay at the Sustenpass Hotel Steingletscher.

Day 2:

Multi pitch rock climbing in the Sonnenfels area with a multi pitch rappel.

Another stay at the Sustenpass Hotel Steingletscher.

Day 3:

Glacier travel techniques, snow and ice anchors, self arrest, French crampon technique, ice axe use, and

crevasse rescue. Glacier approach to the Tierbaergli Hut, 2-3 hrs.

Tour preparation and map reading lesson for the next day.

Day 4:

Early morning start to the Gwaechtenhorn 3420 m. or Sustenhorn 3503 m. A great peak ascent where you

can learn how to apply your learned skills as well as climb a peak. Time: apprx. 4- hrs.

Day 5:

Early morning start to the Vorderer Tierbaerglistock 3091 m. and descent to Triftgletscher- Innertkirchen Hiking climbing time is 5-6 hrs.

June to September

Cost: CHF 3,375.00 (1 person) CHF 1,950.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 5 day climb


Photo Gallery

Photo by Freddy. The Tierbaergli hut

Photo by Freddy: Crevasse rescue drill.

Photo by Freddy: on the Vorderer Tierberg

Photo by Freddy: View from the Sustenhorn

Click below for information on equipment and training plan for climbing in the Alps.
Alps Equipment List