The Gemsberg offers an easy tour in the winter sports area of Grindelwald First and the view from the summit over the snowy Bernese Alps is breathtakingly beautiful.
The tour starts at the Oberer Gletscher car park. The local bus departs every 30 minutes from Grindelwald train station to the starting point. The first part leads along the Stepfi slope to the Hohwald ski lift. In open terrain, the route winds north-east into the Swiss Jagdbanngebiet. There is a good chance that several chamois will be watching. Please keep plenty of distance from the animals and comply with the regulations of the game reserve.
After the snow-covered streambed has been conquered, the crux soon awaits. After the scarp, the summit which is almost 400 metres above the crux, is already in sight. The magnificent panorama is the gift of a successful ascent. Under the Steinmandli lies the summit book where tourers can register.
The descent follows along the ascent route to the Stepfi slope. Tourers now have several options to choose from.
  • The remaining descent to the car park.
  • Another tour in the area of Grindelwald First.
  • A day of skiing or snowboarding in the winter sports area.

General info

  • Needed time: 2 to 4 hours (half day), 4 to 8 hours (full day)
  • Outdoor

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