Covid-19 Update

Updated 28 October 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: People arriving in Switzerland from the UK NO LONGER NEED TO QUARANTINE

If you are returning to UK from Switzerland on or after 4am Saturday 29 August you will need to self isolate. Please see the UK Government's guidelines for more details.

Frost Guiding 2021 Season

We are planning to run our chalet in Evolene for Summer 2021 holidays in the usual way, but with fewer guests at mealtimes. We can also offer all our usual courses and private guiding trips with a discount for climbers who prefer to organise their own accommodation (e.g. hotel or camping).

Our winter trips are based in the Grand Hotel Kurhaus in Arolla which plans to be open for business as usual this coming season (with social distancing and the usual covid-19 precautions applying).

What else do I need to know?

  • The Swiss border is currently open to UK residents without quarantine applying. For the full list of countries where Swiss quarantine applies, follow this link
  • Face masks must be worn in Switzerland in all public spaces (indoors and outdoors) and on public transport (including cable cars)
  • We recommend that you install the Swiss Contract Tracing app on your telephone
  • You should bring a small bottle of hand sanitiser with you to use in huts
  • You may wish to hire a car to travel from the airport rather than using public transport
  • You can buy annual rescue insurance from Air Glaciers for CHF35 which covers you for rescue costs in Switzerland (limited to 1 incident per year). You may like to have this as a back up to your regular travel insurance.