Bernese Oberland Tour: Konkordia Hut to Hollandia Hut via Kranzberg

Bernese Oberland

Day 5: Traverse of Kranzberg, 3666m, followed by ascent to the Hollandia Hut, 3235m

Ski Touring Severe

Distance
11 km
Ascent
1.3 km
Descent
789 m
Duration
6-7 hrs
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.6 km
Gradient
47˚
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Bernese Oberland Tour: Konkordia Hut to Hollandia Hut via Kranzberg Map

Description

It is a long gentle glacial skin to the Hollandia Hut if going direct from the Konkordia hut. This is an option for tired legs or bad weather. Much more enjoyable is to take in Kranzberg on the way.

Cross the Konkordiaplatz to the foot of the peak. Steep initially it soon eases to an easy angle for skinning up SE then E facing slopes, to pass to the L of a spur at 3400m, then up S facing slopes to a final ridge and short bootpack to the summit at 3666m. Descent is to the S, down steepish slopes, which put you onto the Grosser Aletschfirn, before a few km of easy skinning to the Hollandia Hut at 3235m.

Difficulty

Severe

Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

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

April, May

Features

  • Cliffs

Equipment required

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

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