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When Sat 17. October 2020 08:30 -
Sun 18. October 2020 21:30 
Meeting place Zürich HB
Mountain Hiking Weekend (cancelled) 

Postponing date 3. / 4. October

Always wanted to spend a weekend hiking in the mountains? Then grab your hiking boots and sign up! We are going on a weekend trip to Kandersteg in the bernese mountains and spend one night in a scout hostel.

On the first day we will start easy and hike up to the famous Oeschinen-Lake. Beautiful Scenery included. Later we will check into the hostel and have dinner there, after which we can have a beer and spend a relaxing evening.

On Sunday, after breakfast we will have a longer hike to Gemmipass/ Dauben-Lake of about 5 hours including longer parts upwards, however we have enough time. On the way we pass a mountain lake and reach up to 2200 meters on top. To save your knees we will take the Gondola down to Leukerbad in canton of Valais, where bus and trains will take us back to Zürich.

Both hikes require physical fitness, surefootedness and being ok with heights, however are not dangerous.

Exact meeting time and place will be communicated later by e-mail – we will start on Saturday around 8 AM at Zürich HB and be back on Sunday around 9 PM Sunday

Please bring…

Sporty and also warm clothing (mornings and evenings can be cold)
Hiking or good trekking shoes with hiking/sport socks
Rain and sun protection
Personal items for overnight stay and towel (no sleeping bag needed)
Lunch, snacks and enough water for Saturday (you can refill your bottle at the hostel)
Optional: Ear plugs, card games, house shoes for the hostel, camera, swim suit (on both days there are cold mountain lakes for the brave ones…)
> you need to carry everything the two days, so a comfortable backpack is required

included in the price:

Overnight stay at hostel
Dinner on

Breakfast on Sunday

Lunch Package Sunday

Train from Zürich HB and back



The weekend is weather dependent. In Case of predicted rain the weekend will be postponed to the weekend of 3 / 4. October (if you register you confirm to be available both weekends) if the second weekend is bad again the weekend will be canceled and you will be refunded.


If you have no ESNcard yet and want to get one, you can pay the price with ESNcard and have to get it the week before (Tuesday 15. Sept) the weekend and send the organizer a proof by e-mail until Wednesday
You need to announce this in the comments when signing up!


We can offer 9 spots. Due to hostel rooms booking we have to give out spots by one one. Check our your e-mail regularly if you your spot is available and pay immediately after to secure your spot
If you have registered for the Üetliberg hike but like to join here, write in comments so we can delete you.


With registration you confirm you will not attend any risk events the week before (pubs, partys and indoor places with 50+ people) and join only if you don’t show any symptoms


Max. Participants6 -> Registration is necessary.
Entrance / Fee
without ESN card: CHF 134.00
with ESN card: CHF 99.00
Coordinator(s) Yves Amberg 
Registration Sat 12. September 2020 - Mon 14. September 2020
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