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Climbing Eiger: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Climb the famous Eiger, one of the most emblematic spots in the Bernese Alps! Choose one of the guides at Explore-share.com and start planning your next Mountain Climbing trip in Eiger.

Overlooking the Swiss resort towns of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, the imposing Mount Eiger (3970m) is part of the Bernese Alps and is located in close proximity to some of the most famous peaks in the region, including Monch and Jungfrau. Its 1,800-meter north face of rock and ice — known as Nordwand — is the biggest north wall in the Alps and is renowned as a formidable challenge among mountaineers. Select one of our trips below to reach the Eiger summit in the company of an expert. Explore-Share.com only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides. 

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Eiger

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Eiger?

At 3,967m., The Eiger is one of the Alps most emblematic mountains. It is the westernmost mountain on a ridge that is also dotted by the famous Monch and Jungfrau peaks, and often, programs include all three summits in their itinerary, over a span of days. There are many possible routes to the Eiger summit. The three most common are the Mittellegi Ridge,  the South Ridge and the daunting North face route. All of these routes require prior mountain climbing experience and a good fitness level since they are technical climbs that involve rock, snow and ice climbing. The Mittellegi and South Ridges are the easiest of the three, and the North ridge features a 1,800m. face of ice and rock. Regardless of which option you choose, you will enjoy stunning sights of valleys and glaciers that will make the effort up well worth it. Keep in mind that given the challenges that climbing Eiger presents, it’s always best to go with a certified guide who can help you and assess difficult mountaineering situations.

Why should I choose Eiger for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Picture-perfect landscapes

Eiger is one of the Alps emblematic peaks, and is famous for its stunning landscapes. Enjoy a few days climbing this mountain and treat yourself to some seriously beautiful views.
A thrilling mountaineering challenge

Eiger may not be the highest mountain in the Alps, but that doesn't mean it's not a challenge to climb. Don't underestimate this rugged stunner and be prepared. And, if you really want to test your skills and have a lot of mountaineering experience, try the North Face route on a private guided adventure!

A well prepped area for mountaineering

Another great thing about Eiger is that it is located in a region that is well prepared for mountaineering adventures. This means that you can rent equipment, sleep in mountain huts, take trains and lifts to and from the mountain, find other climbers on the way, and therefore have a more comfortable and safe adventure.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Eiger?

In the warmer summer months between June and September, temperatures at the base are approximately 10ºC to 12ºC, and -7ºC to -5ºC at the summit. In the winter, they go as low as -15ºC and -20ºC.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Eiger region?

Mostly German.

What currency is accepted around Eiger?

Swiss franc.

How can I get to Eiger?

To climb the Eiger you will first have to get to Grindewald. To do so, you can fly to Geneva and either drive 2.5 hours or take an estimated 4 hour train/bus combination.

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When is the best time to travel to Eiger for Mountain Climbing?

Summer is best to climb the Mittellegi Ridge, but Autumn and Spring are better for the Northwall challenge. Winter makes for more difficult climbing conditions, so it's really only an option for very advanced mountaineers, but beautiful winterscapes await you if this is your case.

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Eiger



Bernd was very organised and an incredible guide. Bad weather meant the climb we wanted to do wasn't possible. He was flexible enough to take us to another location in the alps that was just as impressive and challenging but far better conditions .



Andreas Abegglen is an outstanding guide. He is a very friendly,very safe and knowledgeable guide. His enthusiasm and love for guiding makes it a joy to climb with him. You will not find a better guide to climb the Norwand of the Eiger with. He knows the Eiger,specifically the Heckmair route like the back of his hand. Just keep in mind that this route is for experienced mountain climbers only and you must be in top physical and mental condition!. That being said the weather and the conditions of the route dictate if and when you climb. Be prepared to spend some time in Grindelwald waiting for the weather to cooperate.



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