FLY & HIKE GRINDELWALD

  • Adventure Factor
    courageous
  • Experience Value / Emotion
    thrilling
  • Fitness / Struggle
    enjoy
  • Risk
    feel free to tell your partner about it
  • Travel Comfort
    sophisticated

This is a real unique offer - skitouring with a helicopter! Starting at the famous Eiger north face, lonely ascents and breathtaking flights for a maxmimum of vertical skiing meters.   

In the swiss mountains exist 40 landing designated spots for helicopters. This is the perfect requirement for our fly & hike package (ski-tour with helicopter support). Enjoy a unique and exclusive combination of remote and romantic ascents and breathtaking flights over rugged alpine glaciers. This combination will allows us to guide you to a maxmimum of experiences and impressions in a very short time period. Grindelwald at the foot of the famous Eiger north face in the heart of the Bernese Oberland as our "basecamp" we dive into the world of the four-thausand-meter mountains and try to make the optimum out of our week. The package is a six day program including one night at a romantic mountain hut and one spare day for bad weather.

 

Date:

We will gladly organize your individual date you request!

 

March 04 - 10, 2019 (7 days from/to Grindelwald)

Booking Code: GRI19

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Price:
€ 2.690 

Minimum members: 4


What the price includes:
5 nights at middle class hotel in a double room with breakfast, 1 night in mountain hut incl. breakfast
5 days (weather and snow conditions permitting) ofski touring and Heli-skiing in small groups with UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide (1 guide per 4 participants) 
7 helicopter runs are included as in the Itinerary. 
Premium rental Ski from our partner Nordica and Safety equipment (avalanche airbag, shovel, probe, avalanche transceiver)
Security and warranty of an Austrian tour operator 

What the price does not include:
Journey to Grindelwald
Activities that are not part of the program
Personal insurance
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the hotel
Tips
Single room supplement (€ 300 per person)


Optional at extra charge: 
Single room supplement € 300


We will gladly organize your individual date you request! January-March, minimum 4 persons.

 

Tour operator for this trip: Furtenbach Adventures GmbH, Hoehenstrasse 5, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, phone: +43 (0) 512 204134, mail: info@furtenbachadventures.com

 

 

The following schedule is planned: 

Day 1: individual journey to Grindelwald, safety training and getting used to the rental equipment (ski, avalanche tranceiver, shovel, probe, avalanche airbag)

Day 2: Flight just below the Rosenhorn,  1500 vertical meters downhill into Urbach valley, meeting the helicopter and flight again direction Rosenhorn, ascent to the winter summit and descent to the Gauli hut for overnight.

Day 3: Ski-tour around the Gauli area with ascent of max 1200 vertical meters. A long descent on the impressive Rosenlaui glacier. Helicopter is waiting at the end and takes us back to the ski area of Grindelwald where we enjoy the rest of the day.

Day 4: Impressive flight passing north face passing Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau direction Wildhorn where we land and get dropped-off. From here we take a long downhill including some short ascents to make our downhill even longer.

Day 5: Flight from Grindelwald to the Susten glacier for a day of heliskiing including 3 runs with 1200 vertical meters each.

Day 6: Spare day, if the weather is good we use this day for an other amazing ski-tour.

Day 7: Return journey.

General 
Weather and conditions on the mountain can lead to program or route changes. Participation in Heliskiing / Ski Touring lies in your own individual responsibility. Furtenbach Adventures assumes no liability for accidents, damages or loss of materials.
If you are not sure whether taking part in an certain trip is the right thing for you, feel free to contact Lukas Furtenbach at Tel +43 512 204134 or per emaillukas@furtenbachadventures.com for an answer to this question during a personal interview!

This package in general is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.


Difficulty / Technique
Heliskiing / Ski Touring always lies in the participant‘s personal responsibility, while led by the mountain guide. Participants must be able to move safely and independently in different snow conditions and steep terrain. For Ski Touring members should be able to perform kick-turns. The guide is there to provide guidance for the whole group, the possibilities for him to respond to individual needs is limited. It is imperative that participants adhere to the instructions and decisions made by the mountain guide. Regardless, each participant must know their own physical limits, and be able to make a timely decision to turn back.

Physical fitness 
A key success factor in ski touring trips is being in good shape. Train in the months before the trip! Several hour climbs with a backpack and around 1000 meters per day should not be a problem for you. You have to carry your own personal equipment on the mountain. We will gladly provide individual advice on how to best prepare yourself mentally and physically for an expedition!

Equipment 
Unless specified otherwise in the detailled program you need to bring your own personal ski / skki touring and safety equipment. We will be happy to advise you personally during the selection and purchase of required equipment. With years of expedition experience, we know what has proved its worth and what not.

Health 
We recommend that each participant undergoes a medical examination prior to the expedition. Good health is a prerequisite for participation. Particularly important is a visit to the dentist because previously unnoticed dental problems can become quite acute due to the sudden change in pressure conditions in higher altitudes.


Entry Requirements
Passport and Visa Regulations
Swiss or EU citizens: When entering the country, you need a passport with a validity of at least 6 more months 
Information on recommended vaccines and health regulations:
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

 

More detailed information regarding entry, visa and health requirements for this travel destination will be provided once you’ve communicated your nationality.

 

Payment

Deposit Payment is made less than eleven months prior to the end of the trip and is a maximum of 20% of the price. The balance must be paid no earlier than 20 days prior to departure. Please find more information regarding the payment in our GTC.

 

Right of withdrawal

The traveller has the right to withdraw from the travel contract at any time by paying the according cancellation fee stated in the General Terms of Conditions of Furtenbach Adventures GmbH (https://www.furtenbachadventures.com/en/service/gtc/, item II. 7.).

The following fees apply for cancellations on the part of the client prior to travel:

 until 30 days prior to departure............................... 30%
29 - 20 days prior to departure.......................... 40%
19 -10 days prior to departure.......................... 70%
9 - 4 days prior to departure.............................. 80%
from the 3rd day prior to departure (72 hours).........100%
on the day of departure....................................... 100% of the tour fee.

The tour operator will be released from the contract if the specified minimum number of participants is not achieved and if the customer has been notified about the cancellation in writing within the following periods: until 20 days prior to departure.

 

Insurance possibilities

We strongly recommend taking out a travel insurance (including trip cancellation, interruption, medical and luggage insurance) at “Europäische Reiseversicherung AG” [European Travel inscurance].

For this journey the insurance package “Annual-Complete+Cover” would be suitable. We’re happy to provide you with an individual offer after the booking of the trip or on request.

 

 

 

Furtenbach Adventures is the most innovative organizer of expeditions and exclusive adventure travel.

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Furtenbach Adventures GmbH
Höttinger Gasse 12
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

+43 (0) 512 / 204134

office@furtenbachadventures.com

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