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Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch 4-day climbing trip

Join IFMGA certified guide Marija on this 4-day mountaineering trip and reach the summit of three of the most beautiful peaks in the Swiss Alps: Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch. Enjoy a spectacular adventure climbing this breathtaking mountains.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Description

When you think about majestic mountains, pristine air and snow, the Swiss Alps always come to mind. Join me on this 4-day trip and enjoy the view of magnificent mountains, breathe in pure air and climb on rocky and snowy ridges. I will guide you to the summit of three of the most spectacular peaks in the Alps, Jungfrau (4,158 m.), Eiger (3,970 m.) and Mönch (4,107 m.).

Even though the three peaks are very close to each other, each one has its own characteristics. Jungfrau is the tallest of the three. Jungfrau means virgin or maiden in German, which perfectly describes its immaculate form. Following in altitude is the peaks’ guardian, Mönch, which translates to monk. Finally, Eiger, also known as the ogre, will definitely prove to be a challenging ascent.

Many adventures lay ahead of us on this trip. We will start by taking the Jungfraujoch train to the Eismeer station and reach the Fischergletcher through a railway tunnel. The next day we will get to the summit of the Eiger, and upon descent, we will get to admire its glacier.

Day three will be the day where we meet the Mönch, the shortest and easiest climb. However, do not be fooled by its size as it is a complex ascent. The views it offers make it entirely worth climbing. On the last day of the trip, we will get to see the Jungfraufirn glacier, at the foot of Jungfrau and the normal approach to the summit above.

Please note this trip is strenuous and ambitious. You must be in good condition and have previous high-level climbing experiences. This trip is recommended for those who have experience on similar peaks, such as Mont Blanc (4, 810 m.) or Matterhorn (4,478 m.).

If climbing Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch seems enticing, please send me a request. I will be happy to guide you up to them. 

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More info

Note you must bring basic mountaineering and climbing gear suitable for glacier climbs. It’s recommended to be acclimatized before the trip. I can offer you also the acclimatizing trip.

Meeting point

Grindelwald

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Itinerary

Day 1: Grindelwald-Fischergletcher

Today you will arrive to Grindelwald. From there,  we will take the Jungfraujoch train to Eismeer stationUpon arrival, we will descend to the Fischergletcher glacier through a railway tunnel. You will spend the night and recover at the Mittelegi refuge.

Climbing Time:: 2.5 hours

Day 2: Eiger summit

Today we get up early and start our ascent to the Eiger summit along the Mittelegi ridge. After reaching the top we descend until we get to its glacier. We will stay at the Mönchsjoch Hut at night.

Altitude Gain: 800 m
Climbing Time: 10 hours

Day 3: Mönch summit

Today we will start the day a little later since Mönch is the easiest ascent. Of course, it is still interesting, as the ridge is exposed and offers wonderful views. We will return to the Mönchsjoch Hut where we will spend the night again.

Altitude Gain: 500 m/ Climbing Time: 6 hours

Day 4: Jungfrau-Grindelwald

On our last day, after an early rise we will departure through the Jungfraufirn glacier and climb along the Jungfraujoch saddle and ridge until we conquer Jungfrau’s summit. Once we descend we will go back to Grindelwald to walk around the town and enjoy it.

Altitude Gain: 700 m/ Climbing Time: 7 hours


About the guide

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I was born in Kranj, Slovenia. I am a biology teacher and I also have been a professional alpinist for more than 30 years. Until now, I’ve reached 4 eight-thousanders around the world: Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri and Mount Everest.

In fact, I am the first (and still only) Slovenian female reaching ‘the roof of the world’. Together with my husband Andrej, we entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the first married couple to stand on Mt Everest.

Beyond the Himalayas, I climbed in Alaska, South America and Japan, among other places.

Sport climbing as well as competition and rock climbing have a very important place in my life and have taken me to many incredible and challenging places around the world.


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Prices per person

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EUR 1444 each

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Price details

• The price only represents management fees. It does not include extra costs such as transportation (car, train, cable cars), accommodation and food. Upon request, I can help you calculate these extra costs. Full management costs are paid by the guest even if the tour was interrupted or shortened for various reasons, for example: poor fitness or poor weather forecasting, etc.


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