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Hölloch Day Expeditions

 

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info Hoelloch Day Expeditions "Wasserdom & Glitzertor"

   
Discover the magical Hoelloch world on one of our day expeditions securely run by a SSH certified cave guide. To date some 200km of cave corridors hold a unique variety of styles and provide answers to numerous secrets.
   
How is a cave formed? Why is Hoelloch so big? Is there life in darkness? Experience in fast motion the historical geological association and enjoy the tranquillity of the underground lakes.
   
ok7 Hour Expedition to Wasserdom      
ok9 Hour Expedition to Glitzertor
okNo Special Knowledge necessary
okAdventurous and Fascinating
okCertified Cave Guide SSH 
okFrom November to March

Prices

   

preis Prices per Person

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Expedition Wasserdom (approximately 7 hours)
Adults
Youths 16 – 19 Years of Age
Pupils 10 – 15 Year of Age
 

195.00
105.00
88.00
Expedition Glitzertor (approximately 9 hours)
Adults
Youths 16 – 19 Years of Age
Pupils 10 – 15 Year of Age
 

215.00
115.00
98.00
Optional: Rental of Cave Explorer Overall
Optional: Hölloch Illustrated Book (Special Price)
20.00
48.00
      
     
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Included
: SSH Certified Cave Guide, Hoelloch Entrance Fee, Equipment (helmet, headlamp, gum boots, cave gloves, harness), hot drink & croissant, parking fee at the Rest. Hoelloch, VAT.

Schedule

   
durchfhrung Schedule
   
  These tours are carried out during the winter months from November to March each with a minimum of 6 people.
   
  The Hoelloch expedition to Wasserdom lasts approximately 7 hours; the expedition to Glitzertor approximately 9 hours. Starting time for both tours is 09.00h with the tour discussion/hot drink & croissant. The expedition to Wasserdom finishes at approximately 16.30h; the expedition to Glitzertor finishes at approximately 18.30h.
   
  Reservation: absolutely necessary
   
  Weather: During uncertain weather conditions (heavy rain, above average snow thaw), please call the day before the expedition is due to start to check if it will go ahead as planned. Telephone: +41 41 390 40 40 or +41 79 420 77 77.
   
gruppen Group Size
   
  This expedition can be carried out with a minimum of 6 participants at a date that best suits you. If your group is less than 6 then you can join existing tours. We will be glad to inform you by phone/mail about the planned tours. Normal group sizes vary from between 6 to 10.
   
dauer Meeting Point & Arrival
   
  Meeting Point: Restaurant Hoelloch in Muotathal, Stalden.
   
  Arrival by Car: Parking is available at Restaurant Hoelloch in Muotathal, Stalden. 
   
  Arrival by Public Transport: Take the train to Schwyz and from there Bus number 1 to Hoelloch. Bus Stop "Hoelloch, Muotathal".

Reuquirements

    
alter Prerequisites
   
  Both expeditions can be accomplished with a normal level of fitness and surefootedness. These cave excursions are similar to trackless mountain tours. Exposed areas are firmly secured with ropes, ladders, styles, etc.
   
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What to bring
   
  Please take old, warm clothes with you, e.g. jeans, sweater, fleece jacket (these will get dirty and might get strained). Alternative: Rental of Cave Explorer Overall (CHF 20.00 per person). Also required: thick socks in order to avoid cold feet in the boots.
   
  Under your clothes / the overall cave: ideally long thermo underwear (shirt / throusers), a turtleneck sweater and a pair of leggings is of cours also possible. The cave temperature is a constant 6 degrees Celsius all year round. Air humidity is nearly 100%. Bear in mind that although it appears to be quite cool, we will be perspiring, because we are mostly on the move. Optional: you might want to bring an additional warm jacket you can use during lunch break/when you will not be in move.
   
  Robust Rucksack as well as Lunch & Refreshments in Plastic or Metal Bottles; in addition: energizing snack (fruit or chocolate bars)

more Info


info Participating in a Hoelloch tour means immersing yourself in to another world:

Along the 7 hour expedition to "Wasserdom", we follow the immense main corridor up to the huge hall. From there we ascend to "Dombiwak" where we stop for a break. After that we will take a look at "Wasserdom" – a 30 meter high underground waterfall. There we will also see the "Niphargus" – the small freshwater amphipod. These animals usually inhabit caves or groundwater. From there we gradually make our way back. We recommend this expedition to all those participants who would like to experience the huge cave system but who are not sure if their fitness and constitution will be sufficient for the 9 hour expedition to "Glitzertor". 

On the 9 hour expedition to the "Glitzertor" we follow first of all the same way as on the "Wasserdom" expedition. After reaching the dome bivouak and the water dome, we have a further 2 hours to explore other fascinating corridors. For example we reach "Schlange" (snake) – another Hoelloch highlight – a 300 meter natural slide that is immense fun! From there we enter in to "Aeolsgang" leading us to the legendary huge hall and from there we gradually make our way back. If your fitness is reasonably well, we highly recommend you to choose the "Glitzertor" expedition. 

These demanding tours are led by professional, SSH (Schweizerische Schule Hoehlenbefahrungen Hoelloch) certified cave guides only. SSH, a cave guide and explorer training center, equips participants in demanding courses for their future leadership role as guides.

Please note: do not enter the cave with your travel clothes. Travel clothes and other items such as kit bags, toiletries, handbags, etc. are to left in cars or at the Hoelloch restaurant. At the restaurant there are changing rooms available. If you do not want to hire cave explorer protective overalls, then please ensure that you have clothes that are robust enough to endure wear & tear. Ideal are: thermo vest, thin polo neck jumper, overalls or old jeans / trousers, pullover / thermal fleece jacket, thick socks. Not suitable are track suits, rain shields, etc. 
 

How to find us

  By car to "Hölloch, Muotathal"
   
train-hoelloch By train and bus to "Hölloch, Muotathal"

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