Dear guests, climbers and mountaineers, I am a
native Swiss certified mountain guide and speak 4 languages, which
makes your experience more authentic as we will be able to communicate
and get to know the locals. I know the Alps like the back of my hand
and love to show you my country. I know countless amazing areas off
the beaten path. If you scroll through, you will find many mountains
unknown to American climbers, but there is so much more to see and do
than just the Matterhorn.
Individual Mountain Tours
In the event that you plan to engage a mountain guide
alone as opposed to with a group, my specialty is organizing and
arranging the perfect tour for you to put you on the top of the
mountain of your dreams, whatever that mountain may be. If you
wish, I will organize the hut reservations and everything else
necessary for guaranteeing success (except the weather!).
Mountaineering in the Alps
Give yourself some time off, leave work and follow
your dream to go mountaineering in the Alps.
The Alps - just saying the words conjures images
of sweeping valleys, silver glaciers, cascading waterfalls, chalets
and dramatic mountains. Climb one of the majestic mountains where
mountaineering started. Feel the crisp air. Soak in the timeless
mountain ambiance, where farmers cut grass with scythes, cowbells
ring as the beasts graze and the rounds of cheese can be seen stacked
neatly in small sheds. It is truly like a fairytale.
Individual Mountain Tours in Europe
mountain is most famous for its difficult north face. Little known is
that the Eiger has one of the nicest ridges in the Alps, exposed,
looking down a thousand meters to a glacier on one side and a thousand
meters down to the meadows of Grindelwald on the other.
Acclimatization and training for the Eiger is done on the Wetterhorn,
the beautiful massif above Grindelwald.
The Moench is done in a one day climb based
of Grindelwald or Interlaken. We take the first train up to the
Jungfraujoch where we start the climb up towards the Monchsjoch hut.
At the South-East ridge we rope up and start the real climb up an
exposed rock/snow ridge for about 2-3 hr. to the summit. We climb down
the same way. We can have 2 people on the rope if you wish. The climb
is the easiest 4'000 m. peak in the Berner Oberland but is still a
good challenge for a mountaineer.
If we need to, we will do a one-day preparation course to ensure
your and the guide's safety.
The Jungfrau means "virgin" in Swiss, which
certainly describes the pristine
snow and beautiful face of this
The snowy peaks wears its white coat all year, and that is actually
where the name came from. It is a great glacier climb with an exposed
finish and a little rock climbing. It will take about 4-5 hr. to
climb and about 4 hr. to get back to the Jungfraujoch. The climb
is fantastic and the view is incredible, overlooking Europe's biggest
glacier, the Aletschgletscher, and the Swiss Flats to the north and
Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau
They stand together and are one of the natural wonders
of the world. Once you see them, you have to climb them. They are
all beautiful yet very different in character. The Monch is a mixed snow and rock
ridge; the Jungfrau is a glacier climb, and the Eiger mostly rock.
What a package! It doesn’t get any better than this.
The Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau and Matterhorn
All four mountains in one. Click above to see details.
Known as the most recognized mountain in the world,
its face is big, ragged and beautiful. Who can resist climbing
it! This popular
tour over the Hoernli Ridge can be quite crowded, but we will teach
you how to move efficiently to avoid the crowds. All of our clients
who climb the Matterhorn are acclimatized beforehand on a 2-day preparation
tour. You also have the option of going up over the less crowded
Lion’s Ridge and down over the classic Hoernli Ridge.
The Grande Tour
Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau and Mt. Blanc
If you would like to have it all, this is the tour for you. Although
we cover all of the peaks in a reasonable amount of time, this tour
allows for flexibility in the schedule, which means more opportunity
for success. Starting in quaint Grindelwald and working our way to
the Matterhorn and finally to the grand finale of the Mt. Blanc,
which traverses over Tacul, Maudit to the main summit.
The Monte Rosa 4'000 m. Peak Tour
If you are a lover of glaciated mountains in a
spectacular set-up, you are in for a treat. We start in Zermatt, SSwitzerland,
enjoy a tram ride up to the Kleine Matterhorn, collecting the first
two (Breithorn and Pollux) of the 12 possible 4000 meter peaks in the
Monte Rosa area. We cross over into Italy to stay in their huts, where
they serve their famous pasta and, naturally, they have espresso
machines for the finest coffee. We continue over Castor, Liskamm
west/east peak, Balmhorn, Pyramid Vincent, Ludwigshoehe, Parrotspitz,
Signalkuppe and Zumsteinspitz. The final icing on the cake is the
highest peak in Switzerland, the Dofourspitz. On top we stay in the
highest hut in Europe, the Cabana Margarita at 4554 meters. It is like
climbing multiple Mt. Rainers!
The Starter mountaineer week at Susten
If you want to get into mountaineering, and the Alps sound like
the place to do it, this is the perfect week for you.
Learn French crampon technique, crevasse rescue
techniques, build anchors in snow/ice/rock, as well as rock climbing
techniques 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
We can guide 4 people on this trip
Mountaineering Week at Oberaltesch
Far away from the big crowds, we stay at the Oberaltesch
hut, a very nice, classic Swiss alpine hut above the glacier of
with a great few of the Aletschhorn. We will do moderate climbs
every day to the Gross Fuesshorn, Rotstock, Nesthorn and as
final climb we do the Bietschorn. We hike out to Blatten in
Max. 2 clients.
The highest peak and one of the most stunning looking
mountains in the Berner Oberland. We climb the Monch the first
day and stay at the Moenchsjoch hut. Day two we climb the Jungfrau
to the Konkordia hut. We climb the Gross Gruenhorn to the Finsteraarhorn
hut. The next day we climb the Finsteraarhorn and travel to the Oberaarhorn
hut. we climb the Oberaarhorn and hike out to Grimsel that day.
The defining mountain of the village of Grindelwald.
A very esthetic rock ridge up to a snowy ridge. We hike to the Gleckstein
hut over the Grindelwald glacier. Early in the morning we attack
the Willis ridge to the top, 4-5 hr one way. We will stay one more
day in the hut and hike out the next day.
The Schreckhorn, Lauteraarhorn and Eiger
three climbs are hard and long, so we allow 5 days for the climbs.
We stay at the Schreckhorn hut for the first two climbs. Each morning we have
to start around 2 am to be able to reach the peak in reasonable time
to avoid any thunderstorm in the afternoon. For the Eiger we have
cross over to the Mitteleggi hut from where we tackle the Eiger. The climbing is long
and continuous in class 4-5 terrain. They are surely the most beautiful
4000 meter peaks in the Berner Oberland but they are only the reward
of hard, long days.
A nice exposed snow ridge climb done in two days from the Moenchsjoch
hut and back to the Jungfrau train. it overlooks the dramatic Eismeer
and the Schreckhorn to the Finsteraarhorn.
ith our local knowledge, we can direct you to the
best possible mountains or tour for individuals. We love going
out of the norm and climbing in remote areas such as:
Oberaletsch, Weissmies, Weisshorn, Dom, Monte Rosa / Dofourspitz,
Dent Blanche, Zinalrothorn, Finsteraarhorn, Gross Gruenhorn, Wetterhorn,
Fiescherhorn, Schreckhorn, Gwaechtenhorn, Sustenhorn, Biancha ridge,
Aiguille de Chardonnay, Aiguille de Argentiere, Tour Noir, Grande
Dear guest, climber and mountaineer, please take
a minute to read this recommendation:
This will help you to decide wherever your are capable
for a climb and have the right skills required to fit you idea.
I would love to go and guide you successfully on your dream
mountain but as we know some mountains are very difficult and need
a high commitment on physical fitness and more important mountaineering
skills. If you are reading this you are already on the right track
Be honest to your self and your ambitions, how many
years have you climbed and in what difficulty, what is your current
physical conditions? I will help
you as the local expert to find
the climb you will have fun and enjoy yourself but still have a
challenge. The mountains here in Europe are difficult, even though
they are easy accessible. The main differences is that you will
have to down climb the entire mountain because we have no rappel
stations in place so you need to be very confident on your feet
with or without crampons after maybe 4-5 hrs. of climbing in your
My recommendation is, send me a email or call me
to ensure the best trip possible to your skill level.
See you in the Alps!
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