Although touring often conjures up the image of ski-mountaineering in incredibly difficult terrain, a large part of the club’s touring activity requires a much lower level of competence.

Simple “off-piste” days or half days, perhaps a trip through the woods, where the piste is never far away for those who get tired, are all features when conditions are appropriate. Weather and snow permitting, glacier skiing usually occurs in the latter half of the skiing season. Tourers must be confident skiers on piste and off, with good intermediate skills or above. 

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Wengen has the great advantage that ski tourers can ascend by cog railway to Jungfraujoch, the highest station in Europe (3454 m) and walk out onto the Aletschgletscher, which is the largest glacier in Europe, with access to several mountain huts and many day tours including the Lötschental descending into the Rhone Valley.

In the late spring, the touring section organises a high mountain tour of one week duration. This will often involve several nights stay in mountain huts.

2018 Spring Tour

Simon Hollington reports that the Spring Tour dates this coming season are from Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd March 2018. With, as usual, Adolf Schlunnegger as our guide, taking place in the St Bernard region. Meet at Hotel des Sports, Martigny, on 17th March. Tour to Aosta via the Gd St Bernard Hospice and other higher places. There is some hope to sample the contents of the container that the dogs carry on a collar around their neck.

Contact Simon to book a place, on or tel: 07836 545487

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