Swiss Rock Guides

Swiss Guides Prices and Schedules

Ski Mountaineering Mountaineering Rock Climbing Glacier Trekking Summer Hiking

General Understanding

All participants must be in top physical condition with previous experience in mountaineering. I provide a technical and physical training plan to ensure that you can enjoy the trip. There will be long days on snow, rock and ice. There is a maximum of two participants for the summer tours. Both participants must have good mountaineering skills. For ski mountaineering trips I limit it to 4-5 persons per guide to make sure you have the ultimate experience.

As you can see I run every trip in small numbers to ensure the best possible summit chances and fun factor. I personally will guide you or hand pick a guide colleague for you. Thus way I can guarantee a great trip.

Reservations:

Advance reservation is required (see our website for registration). In particular for overseas trips, we need 3 to 6 months advance registration before the scheduled climb in order to reserve huts and hotels during the busy seasons.

Because of extreme climate conditions, climbing big peaks can be a challenge. Storms come in faster and more severely then in the past, which influences the decisions needed  to provide a safe trip. As pilots say: "Looking up to the sky wishing I was flying is better then being in the air wishing I was the safe on the ground"

What does that mean? Once you make a booking, I reserve my time for you; huts/hotels are reserved; and all the other logistics are in place. However, the weather is a factor that cannot be "booked". That means, if we cannot do the climb, for example the Eiger, I will do another climb with you. There will be options and climbs at lower elevations. It is impossible to predict what the weather will be at the time of your booked tour, but if you do book, and the weather does not allow for the precise climb for which you booked, Swiss guides will offer you an alternative. If you do not wish to do an alternative climb in this situation, I recommend trying to book at the last minute. However,  you run the risk of the huts not having room for late bookings as well as no guides being available. Huts are first come first serve for those without reservation which means that in high season, there is a good chance that the hut will be full.  If you are living in Europe this is a reasonable option, as you can call to see if the huts have room; however, if you are traveling from far, this option is not ideal.

All payment has to be in Swiss Francs or in US dollars in accordance to the exchange rate at the time of the trip. The rate will be based on the buying exchange rate! I do not state US$ anymore due to extreme daily fluxation.

  • A deposit of 30% is required for all trips and courses.
  • 1-3 day courses need to be paid in the full with the registration.
  • All tours and climbs are subject to the conditions and weather, because of the extreme environment.
  • We guarantee you a highly-qualified international UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide.
  • The guide has the right to change the schedule tour or climb according to the guests physical abilities, technique and skills!
  • If you have booked a group tour/trip the guide will pace the speed and difficulty to the weakest member of the party and you as member of the group have to accept the decision and support your guide as much as possible!
 

Mountaineering in the Alps

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The Eiger

July- August- September

Cost: CHF 1,490.00 (1 person)

includes: hut fee, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast and guides fee for 1,1/2 day climb.

with previous mountaineering experiences only

or

4- day climb with acclimatization and preparation climb

Cost:

Cost: CHF 3.430.00 (1 person) or CHF 2,650.00 (per person with 2 person) 1:1 on the Eiger

hut fee, 3 breakfast, 3 dinners, 4 day climb

or

The Eiger traverse

3 - day Climb

Cost: CHF 2,990.00 (1 person)

Includes; hut fees, 2 dinners, 2 breakfast, 3 day guides fee.

The Mönch

June- July- August- September

as a one day climb

Cost: 1 day climb CHF 750.00 (1 person) CHF 440.00 (per person with 2 person)

includes guide fee only

with previous mountaineering experiences only

Cost: 2 day climb CHF 1,399.00 (1 person) CHF 790.00 (per person with 2 person)

2 day climb one day preparation on the glacier

includes guide fee only

Jungfrau

June- July- August- September

Cost: 1.5 day climb CHF 1,185.00 (1 person) CHF 685.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 1 breakfasts, 1 dinners, 1.5 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

Mönch and Jungfrau

June- July- August- September

Cost: 2 day climb CHF 1,850.00 (1 person) CHF 999.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 1 breakfasts, 1 dinners, 2 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

July- August- September

Cost: CHF 3,495.00 / CHF 2,75.00 for two persons

Includes: hut fees, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 4 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Matterhorn

July- August- September

Cost: CHF 5,550.00 (1 person)

Includes: hut fees, 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 6 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Matterhorn

July- August- September

6- day climb with acclimatization and preparation climb

Cost: CHF  5.350.00 (1 person) 

Included in the cost are: 6 days guide fee, hut fees, 2 Hotel night in Interlaken at the Hardermandli(2 Star Hotel), 5 breakfast and 4 dinner, guide expenses

 Not included in the price are: rental equipment, personal equipment, souvenirs, drinks, tram/train rides, dinner in Interlaken and lunches.

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

Eiger, the Matterhorn and Mt. Blanc

July- August- September

6 Day climb

Cost: CHF 6,500.00 (1 person)  1:1 (client to guide ratio)

Includes: guide fee for 6 days, hut fees, 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners.

Not Included: Any travel expenses (train, buses and trams), drinks, equipment, lunch

Previous mountaineering experience required.

8 Day climb

 

Cost: CHF 7,500.00 (1 person)  1:1 (client to guide ratio) 2 guest with 2 guides on the Matterhorn and Eiger is CHF 4,500.00 each

Includes: guide fee for 8 days, hut fees, 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners.

Not Included: Any travel expenses (train, buses and trams), drinks, equipment, lunch

Previous mountaineering experience required.

 

The Monte Rosa 4'000 meter peak tour

mid June- end of July

Cost: CHF 4,150.00 (1 person) CHF 2,350.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 5 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Wetterhorn

July- August- September

Cost: 1,1/2 day climb CHF 1,435.00 (1 person) CHF 785.00 (per person with 2 person)

hut fees, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, 2 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Schreckhorn and Lauteraarhorn

July- August- September

Cost: 3 day climb Sfr 2,600.00 (1 person)

Includes: hut fees, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Finsteraarhorn Tour

June- July- August- September

Cost: 5 day climb CHF 4,550.00 (1 person) CHF 2,585.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 5 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

Schreckhorn 4078, Lauteraarhorn 4042 and Eiger 3970m

Cost: CHF 4,450.00 (1 person)

Includes: hut fees, 4 breakfast, 4 dinner, 5 day climb

Previous mountaineering experience required.

 

The Fiescherhorn

June- July- August- September

Cost: 1,1/2 day climb CHF 1,185.00 (1 person)  CHF 685.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, 2 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Lauterbrunnen Breithorn

July- August- September

Cost: 3 day climb CHF 2,500.00 (1 person)

Includes: hut fees, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Sustenhorn and Gwaechtenhorn

June- July- August- September

Cost: 3 day climb CHF 2,400.00 (1 person) CHF 1,500.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Bleumlisalp traverse

June- July- August- September

Cost: 1,1/2 day climb CHF 1,650.00 (1 person) or 5 day climb CHF 4,300.00 (1 person)

Includes: hut fees, 2/4 breakfasts, 2/4 dinners, 3/5 day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

The Starter mountaineer week at Susten

June- July- August- September

Cost: CHF 3,900.00 (1 person) CHF 2,350.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 5 day climb

 

Mountaineering week at the Oberaletsch

June- July- August- September

Cost: CHF 3,900.00 (1 person) CHF 2,350.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 5-day climb

with previous mountaineering experiences only

 

Any other peaks cost the standard Swiss peak fees (ask for a detailed pricing).

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Daily minimum guiding fee is CHF 650.00 per day includes guide

I charge a hourly rate of CHF 80.00 for travel time as well as the travel expenses.

does not include any travel expenses from the guide, hut fees and meals. It has to be paid in cash directly to the hut keeper every night.
All of the expenses for the guide including huts, dinner, breakfast and traveling during the tour/ski and to and back to the meeting point has to be paid by the guest. As well as the guests expenses such as huts, dinners, breakfast, traveling during the tour.

We charge 10%-15% per additional clients.

The best time for all of the trips is between July 1st until September 1st.

For all tours I highly recommend purchasing a American Alpine Club membership AAC for rescue coverage as well as for cheaper hut fees. You can also purchase a Card Neige or REGA membership in Chamonix or any Swiss town for air rescue coverage during the tour. Please ensure you have the rescue coverage before starting any trip.

I recommend consulting your travel agent for Swiss rail, Euro rail or any other train/rail pass for cheaper travel during your trip in the Alps. Some of the deals you can only get before leaving the USA. You can get also get a monthly pass in Switzerland that discounts fares up to 50% on train/trams. It is worth taking some time to talk to your travel agent.

Swiss Guides does not cover any travel expenses before, after and during the tour!

All participants must be in top physical condition with previous experience in mountaineering. There will be long days on snow, rock and ice. The tours are maximum two participants. Both participants must have good mountaineering skills.

On the Eiger and Matterhorn we only do a one to one guiding ratio for maximum safety and success. For more difficult climbs we hire a second guide if we have a 2:1 client to guide ratio.

We guarantee an IFMGA certified mountain guide for all activities.

For your dream mountain in the Alps / Chamonix / Valais, we plan your trip to success!

We offer alpine, rock, and ice-climbing introduction courses at all levels in the Alps.

Please contact us so we can arrange your individual course dates.

I personally will guide you or hand pick a guide colleague for you. This way I can guarantee a great trip.

Rock climbing in Europe

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Rock Climbing in Europe

 

Basic rock climbing instruction at the local crag

Daily from June - September

Cost: CHF 500.00

Includes instruction

 

 

 

Guided multi-pitch rock climbing day in the Bernese Oberland on limestone or granite

Daily June - September

Starting cost at: Start at CHF 650.00 or peak fee. includes guide

Includes instruction/ guide

not included are overnight stay in hotel or hut and breakfast.

All of the expenses for the guide including huts, dinner, breakfast and traveling during the tour/ski and to and back to the meeting point has to be paid by the guest. As well as the guests expenses such as huts, dinners, breakfast, traveling during the tour.

Why are expenses not included in private guiding fees?

So we can charge you the true costs and a not based on a pricing with a certain margin of error so we do not loose money! This way you pay what you get and there is no hidden cost in the price.

We guarantee an IFMGA certified mountain guide for all activities.

Reservation:

Advance reservation is required (see our website for registration). In particular for overseas trips, we need 3 to 6 months advance registration before the scheduled climb in order to reserve huts and hotels during the busy seasons.

A deposit of 30% is required for all trips and courses.

1-3 day courses need to be paid in the full with the registration.

 

Glacier Trekking in the Alps

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June to September

 

2 Day Glacier trek

Aletschglacier Glacier-trek

Petersgrat Glacier-trek

Steingletscher Glacier-trek

Cost:

 

 

Private guiding fee CHF 1,497.00 (1 person)

CHF 799.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 610.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 495.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 415.00 (per person with 5 person)

CHF 355.00 (per person with 6 person)

CHF 325.00 (per person with 7 person)

CHF 299.00 (per person with 8 person)

 includes hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, food, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

4 Day Berner Oberland Glacier-trek

4 day Gspaltenhorn glacier trek

Costs:

Private guiding fee CHF 3,300.00 (1 person)

CHF 1,660.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 1,310.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 1,050.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 890.00 (per person with 5 person)

CHF 780.00 (per person with 6 person)

CHF  699.00 (per person with 7 person)

CHF 655.00 (per person with 8 person)

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, lunch, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

Berner Oberland - East Valais

Cost: Private guiding fee CHF 3,550.00 (1 person)

CHF 1,915.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 1,386.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 1,185.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 999.00 (per person with 5 person)

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, lunch, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

 

 7 day Haute Route Zermatt Chamonix glacier traverse

Costs:

Private guiding fee CHF 5,445.00 (1 person)

Group of 2, CHF 2,999.00 (per person with 2 person)

Group of 3, CHF 2,350.00 (per person with 3 person)

Group of 4, CHF 1,980.0(per person with 4 person)

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, lunch, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

 

Summer Hiking in the Alps

Berner Oberland hiking traverses from Lauterbrunnen to Leukerbad

Costs:

Private guiding fee CHF 3,520.00 (1 person)

CHF 1,885.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 1,356.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 1,155.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 984.00 (per person with 5 person)

CHF 870.00 (per person with 6person)

CHF 788.00 (per person with 7 person)

CHF 730.00 (per person with 8 person)

includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, lunch, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

Grosse Kleine Scheidegg traverse

Cost:

Private guiding fee CHF 2,120.00 (1 person)

CHF 1,110.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 790.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 655.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 554.00 (per person with 5 person)

CHF 486.00 (per person with 6 person)

CHF  438.00 (per person with 7 person)

CHF 405.00 (per person with 8 person)

Includes: guides fee, hut fee and half board in the hut.

Not included: travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, food, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

Day Hikes around Interlaken.

Interlaken-Hardergrat-Habkern

Interlaken-Beatenberg-Niederhoen,-Gemenalp-Waldegg- Interlaken

Interlaken- Habkern-Hogant –Habkern

Lauterbrunnen-Schmadrihut-Oberhornsee-Trachsellauenen-Stechelberg

Cost:

Private guiding fee CHF 580.00 (1 person)

CHF 290.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 195.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 157.00 (per person with 4 person)

CHF 126.00 (per person with 5 person)

CHF 108.00 (per person with 6 person)

CHF  90.00 (per person with 7 person)

CHF 85.00 (per person with 8 person)

Includes guide fee only.

Not included: Guides expenses such as trams and trans, travel expenses to the meeting place and during the tour, food, drinks, equipment or extras like souvenirs.

I recommend consulting your travel agent for Swiss rail, Euro rail or any other train/rail pass for cheaper travel during your trip in the Alps. Some of the deals you can only get before leaving the USA. You can get also get a monthly pass in Switzerland that discounts fares up to 50% on train/trams. It is worth taking some time to talk to your travel agent.

Swiss Guides does not cover any travel expenses before, after and during the tour!

We guarantee an IFMGA certified mountain guide for all activities.

Reservation:

Advance reservation is required (see our website for registration). In particular for overseas trips, we need 3 to 6 months advance registration before the scheduled climb in order to reserve huts and hotels during the busy seasons.

A deposit of 30% is required for all trips and courses.

1-3 day courses need to be paid in the full with the registration.

Ski Mountaineering

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Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt

April  2017, I will work out your preferred date of the tour!

Cost:

CHF 7,040.00 private rate

CHF 4,135.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 3,280.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 2,800.00 (per person with 4 person)

Includes 2 nights in Chamonix, hut fees, 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners, 1 liter of tea from Chamonix to Zermatt, travel expenses like tram/train/taxi costs during the tour, luggage transfer to Zermatt one peace per person.
8 days guiding


Not included: Travel expenses to and from the meeting place, lunches, drinks, dinners in Chamonix, rental equipment and souvenirs.

Berner Oberland Haute Route

May  2017, I will work out your preferred date of the tour!

Cost: Private Guide CHF 5,450.00 (1 person)

CHF 2,990.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners, 1 liter of tea, 7 days guiding.

Not included: Travel expenses to and from the meeting place, travel expenses like tram/train/taxi cost during the tour, lunches, drinks, dinners in towns, rental equipment and souvenirs.

The more casual Berner Oberland Haute Route

May  2017, I will work out your preferred date

 of the tour!

Cost: Private Guide CHF 3,290.00 (1 person)

CHF 1,965.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 1,590.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 1,320.00 (per person with 4 person)

Includes: hut fees, 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners, 1 liter of tea, 4 days guiding.

Not included: Travel expenses to and from the meeting place, travel expenses like tram/train/taxi costs during the tour, lunches, drinks, dinners in towns, rental equipment and souvenirs.

Tour du Ciel

May, 2017 On request I will work out your preferred date of the tour!

Cost: CHF 3,529.00 (1 person) CHF 2,726.00 (per person with 2 person)

Includes: hut fees, 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners, 1 liter of tea, 6 days guiding.

Not included: Travel expenses to and from the meeting place, travel expenses like tram/train/taxi cost during the tour, lunches, drinks, dinners in towns, rental equipment and souvenirs.

 

Central Switzerland Haute Route

May, 2017 On request I will work out your preferred date of the tour!

Cost:

Cost: CHF 6,690.00  (1 person)

CHF 3,640.00 (per person with 2 person)

CHF 2,830.00 (per person with 3 person)

CHF 2,399.00 (per person with 4 person)


Includes hut fees, 8 breakfasts and 7 dinners, 1 liter of tee for free, 9 days guiding.

Not included: Travel expenses to and from the meeting place, no travel expenses like tram/train/taxi costs during the tour, lunches, drinks, dinners in towns, rental equipment and souvenirs.

 

Silvretta Tour

May, 2017 On request I will work out your preferred date of the tour!

Cost: CHF 4,590.00  (1 person)

Group of 2, CHF 2,650.00 (per person with 2 person)

Group of 3, CHF 2,170.00 (per person with 3 person)

Group of 4, CHF 1,790.00 (per person with 4 person)


Includes hut fees, 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners, 1 liter of tee for free, 5 days guiding.

Not included: Travel expenses to and from the meeting place, no travel expenses like tram/train/taxi costs during the tour, lunches, drinks, dinners in towns, rental equipment and souvenirs.

 

Off piste skiing in the Alps

January, February, March on requested date!

Costs:

on Request only

Heli-Skiing in the Berner Oberland

Äbeni Flue

Cost:
from Helibasis Gsteigwiler: CHF 290.00  
from Männlichen: CHF 270.00

Äbeni Flue/Petersgrat combined

Starting Cost:
from Helibasis Gsteigwiler: CHF 370.00
from Männlichen: CHF 350.00

Heliski Rosenegg

Starting Cost:
from Helibasis Gsteigwiler: CHF 270.00   
from Männlichen: CHF 250.00
from Helibasis Schattenhalb: CHF 240.00

Heliski Sustenlimmi

Starting Cost:
from Helibasis Schattenhalb: CHF 260.00  
from Steingletscher: CHF 90.00

When:
Every day depending on conditions and reservations from April to Mai

5-8 participants per Guide

Skiing skills required:

Solid parallel turn and experiences in backcountry skiing

 

Recommendations

For all ski tours I highly recommend purchasing a American Alpine Club membership AAC for rescue coverage as well as for cheaper hut fees. You can also purchase a Card Neige or REGA membership in Chamonix or any Swiss town for air rescue coverage during the tour. Please ensure you have the rescue coverage before starting any trip.

I recommend consulting your travel agent for Swiss rail, Euro rail or any other train/rail pass for cheaper travel during your trip in the Alps. Some of the deals you can only get before leaving the USA. You can get also get a monthly pass in Switzerland that discounts fares up to 50% on train/trams. It is worth taking some time to talk to your travel agent.

Swiss Guides does not cover any travel expenses before, after and during the tour!

Dates and ratios for all trips on the schedule can be changed if you would like a customized trip.

For customized trips, the following prices will be charged:

Private guiding fee per day is Sfr 645.00 on international trips, price includes guide fee only.

All of the expenses for the guide including huts, dinner, breakfast and traveling during the tour/ski and to and back to the meeting point has to be paid by the guest. As well as the guests expenses such as huts, dinners, breakfast, traveling during the tour.

Why are expenses not included in private guiding fees?

So we can charge you the true costs and a not based on a pricing with a certain margin of error so we do not loose money! This way you pay what you get and there is no hidden cost in the price.

Each additional person is 15% to 20% of the private rate.

We guarantee an AMGA or IFMGA certified mountain guide for all activities.