Kandersteg 2021

Kandersteg International Scout Centre will be running a virtual Programme from 1st March 2021 – details are available here .

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel this year’s expedition to Kandersteg due to the current pandemic situation.  Our next expedition to Kandersteg will be in 2025!


Whilst the rest of London is still sleeping, at 5:30am on a day in August, 2025, the first fifty Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders from GLMW will begin the checking-in at London’s Heathrow Airport. Over the following eleven hours, some 600 participants will follow them on a journey via Zurich or Geneva, on aeroplanes, trains via Bern and buses along the beautiful Kandertal valley to the Kandersteg International Scout Centre.

Over the next ten days, they will participate in a wide range of alpine activities that are beyond the experience of the majority of young people in the UK. They will climb high in to the mountains of the Bernese Oberland, walk on glaciers and snowfields, descend in to ice crevasses. There will be opportunity to spend nights in high alpine mountain huts and walk to remote mountain valleys. Some will try white water rafting on the racing headwaters of the river Lütschine starting just below the world famous North face of the Eiger. Others will parascend from the cliffs of the Kandertal or visit the villages of Gruyere or Spiez to observe the making of well-known Swiss cheeses or Swiss chocolate or to travel on the beautiful Lake Thun to the famous spa town of Interlaken.

Take a look at the slides from our briefing meeting in January 2020.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or need any more information about the expedition, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team. You can do this by posting on our Facebook Page, or by sending an e-mail to the expedition lead Richard Williams.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls