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6-day Eiger ascent by the Mittellegi ridge

A fantastic 6-day ascent to Eiger via the Mittellegi ridge. Your guide will be Spanish IFMGA-certified Fede, a passionate about Alps mountains.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration6 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Eiger (3970 m) is one of the most iconic and well ranked mountains in the Alps. Hundreds of mountaineers around the world come to Grindelwald each year especially in search of its huge north face!

Today I’d like to invite you to a 6-day ascent to the Eiger’s summit via the eastern ridge, also called “Mittellegi”. It is a really extraordinary challenge since we will have to cope with mixed terrain (ice and rock) for much of the climb.

The idea of this program is to get prepared, so that we have greater chances of success. It’s essential that you feel physically and mentally ready for such a big goal. Climbers who want to participate in this program must prove the following skills:

  • Minimum level of rock climbing IV. This means that the person must be able to perform autonomously in a multi-pitch route at high altitude. Also, it may involve multi-hour approaches in serious alpine terrain;
  • Know how to secure a first rope;
  • Know how to rappell;
  • Good handling of crampons and ice ax;
  • Excellent physical condition.

Let’s climb the Eiger mountain together! Send your request and book your place for next departures! It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide during this 6-day adventure!

Accommodation

In mountain huts

Disclaimer

Participants are responsible for mountain accident insurance.

Meeting point

Chamonix

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Itinerary

Day 1: Chamonix

Briefing in Chamonix about the following days and equipment check.

Day 2: Learning/training day

Technical review of using crampons and ice ax and some techniques of rescue in cracks and rock climbing. Night at the hut (Argentière, Couvercle, Albert 1er, Torino)

Day 3: Alpine climbing day

Alpine climbing in Aiguille du Moine, Aiguille d’Argentière, Entrevès, Aiguille du Tour, Tour Ronde. Night in Chamonix.

Day 4: Technical climbing in the area

Technical climbing in the area (Crossing of Perrons, Aiguille du Peigne, Papillons, Aiguille de l’M, Brevent, Aiguilles Rouges)

Day 5: Mittellegi hut

Transfer to Interlaken and approach to the Mittellegi hut.

Day 6: Summit day

The big day. Ascension to the Eiger, descent and transfer to Chamonix.


About the guide

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Fede was born in1983 in the Basque Country, northern Spain, where he started climbing and visiting the Pyrenees. After studying Business Management, he finally moved to the Pyrenees to be closer to his passion.

Fede has been working for more than 13 years in the outdoors industry, as a Ski Patrol, Mountain Guide, Canyon Guide and Ski Instructor.

Nowadays, he is a full-time IFMGA Mountain Guide, sharing with his clients all sorts of activities in the Pyrenees, the Alps, Canada, Norway, Morroco, Peru, and others.

He has lived in both Canada and France, so he will have no trouble in speaking French, English or Italian.

Apart from his private trips with his clients, he also works for several well recognized companies, for the filming industry and writes for specialized magazines, for example:
- Filming safety Consultant for BEAR GRYLLS'S survival shows, such as Running Wild...
- Ski guide for ICE CREEK LODGE, BC, Canada
- Instructor and guide for the FRENCH ALPINE CLUB (CAF)
- Instructor for the MOUNTAIN MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (IMMED)
- Instructor for Mountain Training School (MTS), based in Alaska
- Writer for different Spanish magazines, such as DESNIVEL and GRANDES ESPACIOS.

Enjoy his human skills and the finest guiding quality. Guaranteed!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2372 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price does not include: transportation, accommodation in the hut (personal and guide's), cable cars, meals, personal gear (around 450 € extras for lodging and cable car tickets).


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