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Urner Haute Route

Urner Haute Route  13 - 17 March 2023 Andermatt - Engelberg in 5 days

Discover one of the finest and steepest haute routes in Switzerland. The Urner Haute route is for skiers! With smaller group size we have the freedom to explore. Most days start with a long climb up south slopes, and finish with a rewarding descent down steep north faces. Evenings are spent in high alpine huts and remote mountain guesthouses.

Day 1

Starting in Realp (1538m), we sort out our equipment and make a leisurely climb up to Schafberg (2590m),  then a relaxed descent and climb back up to  Albertheimhütte (2543m).


Day 2

We start the day with a short descent, before climbing the Lochberg (3074m) A challenging ascent on skis then with crampons and ice axe. A beutifull descent to the Göscheneralp brings us to the Gasthause Göscheneralp (1580m) for a relaxed evening and excellent meals.


Day 3

After a good coffee we make an early start and ascend to the Schinstock (3161m). From Schinstock we enjoy a beutifull descent to Voralphutte (2126m). The east facing slopes often hold the best snow of the tour!


Day 4

A long glacier ascent brings us to the Sustenhorn (3503m), the highpoint of the tour. The classic Steingletscher descent winds between crevasses and seracs before reaching the Steingetscher hotel (1865m).


Day 5

From Steingletscher we ascend up over the Fünffingerstöck (2993m) and if conditions permitting a steep descent brings us to the Wenden Glacier. One last short skin brings us to Grassen Biwak (2647m), followed by a beautiful descent under the imposing walls of the Titlis to the Engelberg valley.

Fitness: Advanced, up to 1500m ascent per day

Technical: Advanced, descents up to 40 deg in good conditions. Moderate mountaineering skills (crampons and ice axe)


Equipment: Complete ski touring equipment including crampons, ice axe and harness.

Rental Equipment Available:

Please reserve @ Imholzsport Andermatt


Dates: 13 - 17 March, Open Group

March - April recommended for private bookings

Price per person open group: CHF 1290.-

(+ CHF 24.- for non alpine club members)

For private bookings contact us for an offer.


  • 5 Days Guiding with UIAGM mountainguide / aspirant guide

  • 4 Overnights with half-board

  • Baggage Transfer Andermatt - Engelberg

Not Included:

  • Rental Equipment

  • Transportation

  • Drinks, Lunch, Snacks

  • Insurance (accident, mountain rescue, travel, illness and all other insurances are the responsibility of the participant) We recommend to be a member of "Rega" Swiss rescue service.

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