The Eiger is famed for its notorious North face,
sitting above the
Switz Alps at 3,970m (10,025ft). It is the easternmost peak of a ridge crest
that extends across the Monch to the village of Grindelwald Jungfrau at 4,158m. You can climb all three in one week and we can run this trip, if you
Luckily for the rest of us it has two more moderate yet fine Alpine routes The South Ridge and the Mittellegi Ridge. Both are very excellent climbs, mostly on rock, but with sections of snow and glacier as well.
Exposure and technically challenging rock climbing are the main difficulties on these routes. The descent is also a challenge often taking longer than the ascent. With either route expect a 12 hour day.