Bernese Oberland Day 3: Finsteraarhorn hut return

Bernese Oberland

A big day on the mountain with an incredible summit as reward

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
11 km
Ascent
1.3 km
Descent
1.3 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.9 km
Gradient
43˚
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Bernese Oberland Day 3: Finsteraarhorn hut return Map

Description

Starting early this big day of ascent (4 hours) is a real leg burner, the target is the remote and majestic Gross Wannenhorn, (3905m). This is the most southerly of the peaks ascended on the Bernese Oberland Traverse, and a fantastic one-day mission. After a successful summit, descend back to the Finsteraarhorn hut for a second night.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Best time to visit

March, April, May

Features

  • Ski Safari

Equipment required

  • Skins

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