URNER HIGH ROUTE SKI TOUR
New itinerary in the Urner Alps, Switzerland
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This high route tour is a great alternative to the classic high route because the quality of the skiing is really wonderful. There are plenty of alternatives in the event of bad weather, the nearby areas of Andermatt and Réalp offer many possibilities.
• Classic high route ski touring
• Remote mountain terrain
• Excellent Swiss Refuges
GRADE : D2 : A3 : F3
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This price includes :
• 6 days guided ski touring with a qualified UIAGM high mountain guide
• 7 nights accommodation
• All dinners, breakfasts & picnic lunches (except Day 1)
• Lift passes
• Equipment hire
Meet in Réalp (1540m) and join the guide at the hotel to discuss the week ahead and check equipment. Réalp is just under 3 hours on the train from either Bern (with one change at Brig) or Zurich (more changes), about 7h from Paris or 12h from London (according to Swiss Rail possible in one day - we suggest breaking it up on the way).
An easy first day's climb to the Refuge Rotondo at 2567m and we spend the afternoon revising the use of avalanche safety equipment and techniques.
Today is the first real challenge and with the ascent of the Läckihorn (3068m) before continuing to the Alfred Heim Refuge (2539m) via the Furka pass.
Note: there is the possibility of reaching the Alfred Heim Refuge a day earlier. Conditions will determine this.
Following a short descent to 2400m we begin the climb to the Hochberg Peak (3078m) and have a long descent to Göscheneralpsee dam (1800m). Another climb awaits us to the Chelenalphütte Refuge at 2335m. This hut is not guarded but comfortable.
We ascend the Sustenhorn (3502m), the high point of our week, via the Sustenlimi (3077m). All this climbing is rewarded with a long descent to Steingletscher (1863m) and a welcomed shower!
Another day and another mountain awaits, this time the Fünffingerstöck (2993m) which is followed by a descent to Sustenbrüggli at 1908m. From there we head to the Süstlihütte at 2256m for the night.
Our last day takes us up the Grassen (2945m) and is topped off with a long descent to Engelberg at 1021m.
Time for the return train from Réalp.