north face

We climb an impressive north face together!

This is a guided ice climbing tour for those who want to undertake a racy tour!​​​​​​​

Duration: 1 day

Wo: Furka Gebiet, Schweiz

Wann: July 2021

Price: CHF 650.- p.P.

Date: December to March

Free places left

Adventure ID: 09/202103

Country/Region: Uri

Meeting point: Unterschächen, 6465​​​​​​​


Participants: 1-2 guest

Services: Swiss certified mountain guide, snacks and tea, group material


Ice climbing experience necessary. 

Surefootedness and no fear of heights.
Generally fit and able to hike at least 10 hours.

Intended Schedule:



At the meeting point we organize our equipment and hike to the start of the tour. After a short evaluation about the ice conditions, we head straight to the point! We search for a way through ice and snow up to the north face of Gross Ruchen (3138 m). 

Approx. 1000 hm are waiting for us, panoramic views are guaranteed!

In spring the descent can be shortened by taking skis.

End of the tour approx. 16:00 hrs.


We will confirm if the tour is taking place per e-mail latest:

if it's a weekend tour 1 day before it begins (from 11:00)

if it's a multi day tour 2 days before it begins (from 17:00)

After the tour: 

We'll email you direct links to the photo upload/download and our feedback form





  • Hard shell jacket
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Breathable clothes
  • Beanie, 2x gloves



  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Water bottle
  • Ev. camera and power bank
  • Sturdy shoes with hard sole (crampons compatible)
  • Backpack (10-30l)


Technical equipment:

  • Helmet
  • Climbing harness

  • Crampons, if available

  • 2 Ice axes, if available



  • Snacks: These will be eaten between breakfast and dinner, so pack enough for the days of the tour. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars suit well. To avoid your backpack from being too heavy, try not to bring too much food with you.
  • Snacks and tea: included in this tour. As a commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat. We still try our best to keep the menu as exciting as possible despite logistical difficulties. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.


Covid-19 measures:

  • 100ml disinfectant
  • Protective masks (2 per day)


Rental equipment:

  • Helmet, CHF 15.00

  • 2 ice axes, CHF 30.00

  • Crampons, CHF 20.00

  • Climbing harness, CHF 20.00


Before the tour:

It is mandatory to read the last information about your tour 1 day before the tour starts (from 11am). We will email you at the mentioned time.

Free places left

On request

Your adventure guide: 

Exped Tribe 

Swiss certified mountain guide


Any question left?

Not sure if your skills fulfill the requirements above?

I will be happy to help you!


+41 766 10 10 26


Worth knowing:

- This adventure is suitable for people with previous experience who want to climb a north face.

- Depending on the snow situation, we will decide whether the descent will be on foot or by ski.