Kandersteg 2021

We’re going places…. Make sure you come too!

Whilst the rest of London is still sleeping, at 5:30am on a day in August, 2021, 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.

Registrations are open

Click here to register interest in bringing a group of young people and fill in the online form. Submit the form online and then pay the £10 registration fee.

Register as soon as possible and no later than 31 May 2020 in order to receive our first mailing which will include more information so that you can brief everyone in your troop or unit. 

We need volunteers to make it happen

To make this adventure happen we need to recruit a team of volunteer staff. If you want to be part of our staff team then you need to register interest in joining the staff team and fill in the on registration.

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