The Bernese Oberland 4000m Peaks Course provides a magnificent week of Alpine mountaineering in the shadow of the Eiger and its great North Face. We aim to climb the Mönch, the Jungfrau, the Findsteraarhorn and possibly the Gross Grünhorn, all 4000m. Throughout the week you will stay as high as possible using some of the excellent mountain huts in this region.
Our other Swiss 4000m Courses include Saas Fee, Zermatt and Peaks of Zermatt.
Previous Experience & Fitness
You should have a good level of fitness as Alpine Mountaineering can be very tiring. Normally we would expect you to be able to enjoy consecutive 8-9 hours days in the British mountains with a medium pack. You should also have previous experience with crampons and ice axe and a basic understanding of glacial travel and crevasse rescue. Our Alpine Intro courses provide sufficient training to meet this prerequisite. Please note this is a suggested itinerary and the actual programme may change as a result of weather, conditions on the mountain, availability of mountain huts and individual levels of fitness. If due to any of these reasons a summit attempt is not possible then we usually adjust our programme to other similar objective. If any extra costs for accommodation, transport or food are incurred beyond the suggested itinerary then you will need to pay these directly.
Valley accommodation is booked from the night of your arrival, with guiding starting the following morning. Check out is normally the morning after your Course finishes. This is booked on a twin or double room basis: however single rooms will be provided where there is not a member of the same sex to share with. additional nights in valley hotels can be booked through Adventure Peaks at preferential rates. When in the mountains we use Alpine huts where rooms are normally on a dormitory style basis.
It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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