Ice Climbing on a glacier in Switzerland - The Stein Glacier (German: Steingletscher) is a 4km long glacier (2005) situated in the Urner Alps in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. A very cold summer day in the Swiss Alps
Dan Fredinburg on The Stein Glacier in the Urner Alps in Switzerland June 2011
Dan Fredinburg Foundation
"Dan Fredinburg, modern day super hero, dedicated his life to changing the world. On Saturday April 25th, 2015, Dan lost his life on Everest in the avalanches caused by the devasting earthquakes in Nepal."
Traveling on the glacier tied into each other for safety. Dan and I having a conversation about the video... So many funny moments from this day.
The guide wasn't happy with our excitement for the 1980ies rental gear and our dance party moves while on the glacier. We rocked that day! In the picture above, Andrew and Dan getting stoked on the start of our learning adventure. Ice Climbing!
This is Dan in his BLUE STEEL Zoolander move! Very technical move. Do not try this at home!
Summertime fun in Switzerland learning to ice climb with SWISS ALPINE GUIDES
This is an intro course to ice climbing and very easy and safe. We rappel deep into the glacier, then ice climb out via top rope.
Our guide Hano drilling our anchor.
Gear needed: Mountain boots, ice axes, crampons, harness, warm fleece, beanie, gloves, gaitors, backpack, and your mountain guide
GoPro Selfie of me on the glacier
Photo shoot starts NOW! I think we had more fun with making photos then we did with the climbing. Dan Fredinburg and Andrew sorting out gear
Lowering Andrew down the crevasse for the first try. Here we go...
Vidoe of us on the climb. Lucas and Andrew with Dan's voice in the background
Somewhat of a short hike in but nothing difficult for a non-climber.
Hiking into the The Stein Glacier. I believe it was about an hour for us to hike.
Hano helping me with my crampons.
I did not have the cool 1980ies clothing. I felt left out!
Photos of all the other groups training on the glacier.
Dan helping me with my GoPro! Technical equipment
It's about having fun and the adventure! Dan hiking in...
The hike in was a little steep, but not difficult
Dan climbing up the crevasse. See the little blue dot with orange helmet? That's him.
Selfie (Louisa) inside the crevasse.
If you are claustrophobic, maybe you should think twice. It's a small space
After our day of ice climbing, we were driving back to Interlaken when we saw this... it's like a vending machine for milking cows... then you can purchase fresh milk. It's amazing!!!
Cow milk vending machine in Switzerland
Finally we get a hot coffee to warm us up on this very cold June day in the Swiss Alps! Here is Lucas, Dan and Louisa
Video of Dan's first ice climb!
Second time I'm dropped into the crevasse and I'm not sure I enjoy how tight the fit is... very hard to get out!(video)
Me climbing out, not doing so well I guess but we were having fun!
Dan, Andrew, Lucas and me