Jakob Edholm

Urner Haute Route – summer adventure trek


The Urner Haute Route summer adventure trek is a must-do for all hiking and trekking enthusiasts. During five days trekking we explore wild paths, glaciers, summits and Via Ferratas through the Urner mountains. Discover the Swiss alps in summer and join a trekking adventure of a life time!

We can travel up to 5-6 persons in one group. We carry light backpacks and live in lovely Swiss mountain huts.

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Trekking and glacier travel in summer is a great experience. Urner Haute Route summer adventure trek is for fit hikers of all ages who want have a pleasant time in the mountains and discover adventurous terrain by foot without involving any technical climbing. We sleep in mountain huts and enjoy local food and mountain culture.

The week is design to include varied adventureus activities such as:

  • 4nights in Swiss mountain hut
  • Wild alpine paths
  • Summits with spectacular views
  • Glacier travel
  • Via Ferrata
  • Wild river crossing

This trek is also a nice way to get introduced to easier alpine climbing. On the glaciers we use crampons and ice-axes and are always roped up together. We always start the treks with adequate training to be able to use this equipment properly.

Program, Urner Haute Route summer adventure trek

Engelberg is a quiet and peaceful place in summertime. Cozy huts, beautiful surroundings and less people than other parts in the alps. You stay at Hotel in Engelberg the night before the trek.


Preparing equipment and packing. Walking up to Grassen Biwak, 2647m. A 5-6hour walk from Engelberg Valley. The views over Titlis and Gross Spannort is magnificent. Grassen Biwak is an unguarded shelter and we cook our dinner ourselves.


Starting early morning with crampons and roped up. We enjoy the sun rise at Grassen summit 2946m. We continue the glacier walk to Stössensattel before we turn over to the other side of the valley. We spend the night at Steingletscher hotel. At the hotel we enjoy much-needed rest with a shower and full service.


Ascending Via Ferrata to Tierberglihütte, 2798m. Via Ferrata (Italien for “iron path”) is a protected climbing path equipped with ladders and steel cables for safety. We climb for 4 hours to reach the hut. Up here we are surrounded by big glaciers and peaks over 3500m. If conditions allows, it’s possible to continue up to Vorder Tierbergli 3090m, a pleasant summit with great views over 4000m peaks in Berner Oberland.


With an early start from Tierberglihütte we rope up for glacier travel and ascending Sustenhorn 3502m. After summit climb we cross Sustenlimi to the other side of the valley and walk down to Chelenalphütte 2336m.


Walking out the Chelenalptal down to Göscheneralp. Transport with Taxi back to Engelberg. It’s possible to travel home this day. Another Hotel night in Engelberg is optional.

We are happy to arrange glacier trekking trips from mid June to mid October. 

Check if we have this activity already planned in the booking calendar, if not make a request and we will get back to you soon.


Very good fitness. No previous experience of alpine climbing is needed.


Up to six clients per guide.


5days trekking with 4nights in mountain hut.


Mid June to mid October


The client needs a travel and accident insurance for the implementation of this activity.


1950 CHF/person including 1 night Hotel with breakfast. 4nights in mountain hut with breakfast and 3course dinner. Taxi shuttle from Göscheneralp back to Engelberg.

Not included: Equipment (rental possible), lunches, drinks & snacks. Travel to Engelberg. Travel and accident insurance.


The price is based on the recommended daily fee by the Swiss Bergführerverband, SBV.

Guide fee is depending on
  • Type of activity and where
  • Course seriousness and difficulty
  • Course length (day tour or bivinights included)
  • If going alone or in a bigger group
  • If booking a single day or several days
  • High season or low season


Below is a recommended checklist that may change depending on conditions. Please contact us if you need to rent anything of the list below.


Crampons, harness, ice-axe, helmet, trekking poles, Via Ferrata sling. Possible to rent 15CHF/piece.

  • Mountain boots
  • Backpack 35 liters
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Warm hat & sunhat
  • Warm jacket
  • Underlayer, mid layer, extra socks
  • Jacket (wind and waterproof)
  • Trousers (wind and waterproof)
  • Gaiters
  • Thin and warm gloves
  • Sunglasses

  • Water bottle 1 liter
  • Thermos
  • Snacks, Bars
  • Blister kit: Including Compeed blister plasters and elastoplast or similar
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs: If you sleep together in the dormitory at the mountain station and there is a lot of movement.
  • Sleeping sheet for the huts