Challenge Yourself To Climb The Star Of The Bernese Alps
The third highest mountain in the Bernese Alps, the Jungfrau has earned celebrity status in the climbing community.
Experienced climbers will appreciate its magnitude, as they discover immense glaciers, frosted ridge passes, and vertical rock scrambles with panoramic views.
Climbers can opt for an overnight stay at the charming Mönchsjochhütte, which offers stunning views of the entire Jungfrau region.
Rated PD (not too difficult) with some sections of 50 degree climbing, making the climb suitable for intermediates.
Begin your hike from the highest train station in Europe, famous for its Hollywood inspiring views.
Most visitors arrive at Grindelwald via a train from Interlaken. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and the fare costs between 8-12 franks. Interlaken has connections with most major cities in Switzerland. Driving is also a great option, as it gives you the freedom to roam once you arrive.
Grindelwald offers a range of accommodation to appeal to every budget. Chalet accommodation is the most popular option, sleeping between two and 10 people. Prices for a family chalet start at around $120 per night. Expect to pay between $40 a night or a dorm room, to $500 a night …
Grindelwald offers a range of accommodation to appeal to every budget. Chalet accommodation is the most popular option, sleeping between two and 10 people. Prices for a family chalet start at around $120 per night. Expect to pay between $40 a night or a dorm room, to $500 a night for a five star hotel room for two.
What all one needs to consider before deciding on the trip …open ended, but can include weather, prevention of altitude sickness, packing, clothing, food, water, fitness, gear, permit, vaccination, visa, insurance etc. Some of these have been covered in our blog and can be cross referenced. Climbers must be confident traversing snow and ice sections in heavy duty mountain boots, and prepare for particularly steep patches toward the summit. The mixed climbing required to summit Jungfrau means a complete mountaineering kit, see our checklist for a detailed recommendation. Weather will be best from May until September, but visitors should be aware that this is also the peak tourist season, and they are likely to come across other climbers during these months.