Kandersteg is one of the world’s most famous ice-climbing locations. Ice climbing in Europe doesn’t get a lot more difficult than there. Kandersteg has a lot of terrains, some of which is relatively easy. But the difficult ones are not to be underestimated. The ice festival the mountain hosts every year is known as “the European meet of ice enthusiasts.” The challenging climbs are in the Gastern valley and at the Oeschinen lake.