Berner Altorientalisches Forum (BAF)

The Hike

No visit to Switzerland is complete without experiencing the Alps. The BAF will be followed by a leisurely but energising hike on Thursday 13.06.2019. We warmly invite you to take part! *Mens sana in corpore sano*

This year's hike

2019 is taking us to the Great Aletsch Glacier, the largest glacier in the Alps, a UNESCO world heritage site. No description will do justice to the geological, historical, and aesthetic significance of this extraordinary natural monument. Alas, it seems to be slowly melting away (actually, the evidence is pretty convincing) so keep in mind this trip could be a once in a life time opportunity... 


To participate you must select the hike option upon registration, you will be charged accordingly.


Travelling in Switzerland is expensive but since we will be travelling as a group we can offer you the special price of 112 CHF (return trip by train). For those who own a travel card the price will be 56 CHF for Halbtax-users and Swiss Half Fare Card-users, and 0 CHF (!) for GA-users.