Not For The Faint Of Heart, The Legendary Eiger Is A Notorious And Foreboding Adventure.
The Eiger is one of the most notorious peaks in the world. Its history is shrouded in mythicism, and reaching its summit is a must for any serious climber
Offers a challenging and rewarding experience for intermediate and experienced climbers while overcoming the historic Mittellegi route
Your journey to the summit offers some of the most incredible views in the Jungfrau region, enjoy panoramic perspectives of the neighboring Monch and Jungfrau peaks
From the summit, stare down at the Eiger’s impressive North Face – famous worldwide for its steepness
Graded Assez Difficile (fairly difficult) means you will be mingling with other serious climbers
Varied topography including exposed rock, glacier, and snow patches and sections of Class V or S rock, with plenty of scrambling
Climbing the Eiger is a 3 days expedition, go for it if you want to experience the beauty and technicality of the Alps in a short period, alternatively, climb the Eiger as part of a longer climbing expedition, also including for example the Matterhorn and the Mont-Blanc
Spend the night in an alpine hut and share experiences and stories with fellow climbers
Most visitors arrive at Grindelwald via a train from Interlaken. The journey takes around 30 minutes, and the fare costs between 8-12 franks. Interlaken has connections with most major cities in Switzerland. Driving is also a great option, as it gives you the freedom to roam once you arrive.
Grindelwald offers a range of accommodation to appeal to every budget. Chalet accommodation is the most popular option, sleeping between two and 10 people. Prices for a family chalet start at around $120 per night. Expect to pay between $40 a night or a dorm room, to $500 a night …
Grindelwald offers a range of accommodation to appeal to every budget. Chalet accommodation is the most popular option, sleeping between two and 10 people. Prices for a family chalet start at around $120 per night. Expect to pay between $40 a night or a dorm room, to $500 a night for a five star hotel room for two.
The Eiger is a legend in the world of climbing. The most notorious of the big Alpine trio, the journey to its summit will test the limits of even experienced climbers and will deliver huge rewards to those that take it on.
What all one needs to consider before deciding on the trip …open ended, but can include weather, prevention of altitude sickness, packing, clothing, food, water, fitness, gear, permit, vaccination, visa, insurance etc. Some of these have been covered in the Adventure Story, fitness guide and checklist for this climb and should be cross referenced You will need to set aside at least two days for this climb. Set out early and leave yourself plenty of time for the journey down. The route is very technical and climbers will need experience with scrambling in heavy boots, and have a good grip of technical footwork. It is advisable to pack at least 50m of your own rope for the climb, as well as heavy duty rock shoes. The best time to attempt this climb is between June until September, when you are less likely to encounter rain.