Bernese Oberland Tour: Konkordia Hut to Finsteraarhorn Hut

Bernese Oberland

Day 2: Over a pass, descending the far side before reascent to the Wysnollen, 3590m

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
11 km
Ascent
1.4 km
Descent
1.1 km
Duration
6-7 hrs
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
40˚
Bernese Oberland Tour: Konkordia Hut to Finsteraarhorn Hut Map

A relatively easy day with an optional extra 600m skin up a summit, easily missed in poor weather or if acclimatising slowly.

Description

Our day begins descending the ladders, then a gentle skin up to the Grunhornlucke, 3280m. This easy ski pass accesses another big glacier system and has amazing views of the Finsteraarhorn, 4274m, the largest mountain in the area. A lovely easy open E facing descent leads you under a spur at about 2900m, then a mellow skin up to our peak for the day, Wysnollen at 3590m. Admire the panoramic views, taking care of the precipitous drops to the N and W. This normally has great snow on the descent, followed by a short climb to our hut for the night, the Finsteraarhorn Hut at 3048m.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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