Girls on Ice Switzerland

Girls on Ice Switzerland was founded in 2016 and is running under the umbrella of Inspiring Girls Expeditions. Inspiring Girls Expeditions offer unique, tuition-free wilderness expeditions that empower girls from all background.

We offered seven expeditions in Switzerland between 2017 and 2021. Each time, we explored Findelengletscher, above the village Zermatt, and its surroundings with 9 teenage girls.
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 expeditions were cancelled and an alternative short program takes place in beginning of August on Glacier de la Plaine Morte.

We also offer school workshops, have a look here.

For more information please visit or contact Girls on Ice Switzerland via email.

From 2017 to 2021 Girls on Ice Switzerland was mainly funded through a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNFS) AGORA grant.


All media presence can be found here:

Super nice article from SRF: link
And a great video from Keystone SDA (Sarah Ennemoser):


Conference participation

Naegeli, K., Bouscary, C., Coch, C., Fridrich, A., Gugerli, R., Habermann, M., Hellmann, L., Kronenberg, M., Langhammer, L., Mollaret, C., Schaub, Y., Schwikowski, M., Wee, J. and Wenner, M. (2020). Girls on Ice Switzerland – using immersion to inspire interest in science, EGU2020-12911, updated on 10 Mar 2020,, EGU General Assembly 2020. (online presentation)

Kronenberg, M., Fridrich, A., Habermann, M., Hellmann, L., Naegeli, K. and Schwikowski, M. (2019). Girls on Ice Switzerland – field-based science short courses. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. (Poster)