Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
We will begin our tour in Grindelwald, our meeting point. From there, we will make a mountain bike excursion to Eigergletscher station, to see the Fiescher glacier. Finally, we will climb to the Mittellegi hut, where we will spend the night.
After an early rise, we will begin our ascent to the Eiger along the Mittellegi ridge. After, we will descend along the J ridge to the saddle to climb to the southern Eigerjoch. Once we get there, we will descend to the glacier. Finally, we will climb to the Mönchsjochhütte hut where we will spend the night.
On day 3 we will be able to sleep a little more. Then, after breakfast we will begin our ascent to the Mönch on the southern side of the ridge. After, we will return to the Mönchsjochhütte hut where we spend the night again.
After an early rise we will head to the Jungfraufirn glacier to access the foot of Jungfrau. From there we will begin our ascent. After, we will return to the Jungfraujoch saddle,where we will take the train to Grindelwald where we will conclude our trip.
Grindelwald (1034 m)
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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