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Join IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide Andrej and climb to the top of the stunning Eiger summit via the Mittellegi Ridge in the Swiss Alps!
The Eiger mountain in the Bernese Alps is one of three stunning beauties that also include the Mönch and the Jungfrau. Ascending to the summit of the Eiger via the Mittellegi Ridge is a challenge on many a mountaineer’s wish list. Not an easy task of course, but well worth it, and better done with a seasoned guide. On this 3-day ascent, I show you the way to the Eiger’s peak via the famous Mittellegi Ridge.
Our trip begins from Grindelwald, a lovely Swiss village. From there we will begin our exciting three day ascent! On our way, we will encounter very exposed and narrow portions of the ridge. Also, some snow and ice along the way that will make this excursion a mountaineering challenge. We will also see some very beautiful landscapes and of course, after tackling this mountain’s challenging terrain you will feel a well deserved sense of accomplishment!
Because this is not an easy ascent, it is important that you are well prepared. Prior experience and a good fitness level are necessary! I will at all times be there to help and guide you, and to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Although definitely strenuous at times, this will be a very rewarding experience!
Are you ready to tackle the famous Mittellegi Ridge on your way up to the Eiger? Then book your place and join me on this 3-day trip to this famous mountaineering landmark!
Would you like to try the three summits of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau? Then check out this 4-day ascent of the three peaks!
I was born in Kranj (Slovenia), and since I was a child the mountains have been my passion. I graduated in Sports at Ljubljana University and started an alpine career as a member of the Kranj Alpine Club.
In 1977, I climbed my first eight-thousander: it was a new route on Gasherbrum I. Some years later, a partner and I became the first Slovenians to ascend Mt Everest, also on a new route.
In fact, I’ve been at the top of Everest twice. The second time, I reached the summit with my wife Marija, and we were the first married couple achieving that.
Throughout my alpine career, I took part and even lead more than 20 expeditions in the Nepalese Himalayas. There, I climbed more than six peaks over eight thousand meters: two of them on new routes and three using pure alpine style. I also climbed in Patagonia, Pamir, USA, Caucasus and Scotland.
However, my major success was climbing a new route on Kangchenjunga, in alpine style and together with climber Marko Prezelj. After this, we won the prestigious mountaineering award Piolet d’Or.
I am a mountain guide since 1982 and I obtained my IFMGA license in 1997. I am also an instructor at the Slovenian Mountain Guide Association (SMGA).
I still live in Kranj with my wife and the youngest of our three children.
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Strong recommendation. Walking poles could ve been useful support for hiking part.
Kwan K. Yau
Andrej is not extremely talkative but everything he said was gold. I hope to learn more from him, and it would be a great gift to humanity if he wrote some of his little stories in a little book.
We had an amazing time. Andrej is such a good guide, he has so much experience, we learnt a lot from him! We also felt completely safe even on those parts of the route which were a bit more difficult. The route itself is great for aspiring climbers. We had no climbing experience and felt it was perfect - you do climb the whole of the North face and there is almost no walking so you definitely get a good taste of alpine climbing but it is not too technical. It took us a long time, longer than expected, and we ended up staying in a mountain hut overnight and walking back the next day. Definitely do it but if you want to go the summit it might be better to book the two day trip as it a very long climb indeed (it took us 15 hours to get to the summit) - but of course totally worth it and the views are spectacular!