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Eiger Mittellegi ridge guided ascent

Join Roger, IFMGA certified mountain guide, on the unique Eiger Mittellegi ridge ascent. A classic, unforgettable ascent in the Bernese Alps.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelAdvanced
Type of tripNot specified

Description

When it comes to climbing the Eiger, the Mittellegi ridge is simply the route any climber dreams of in the Alps. This has become a true classic climb in Bernese Alps, which I myself have scaled over 35 times. I would love to share my experience with you.

After meeting you at the Eismeer station, we will rope up and begin our traverse across the Challifirn. Once we climb the Bergschrund, we will turn to the rock face to continue the way up (grade 3+). Finally, we will arrive at the Mittellegi hut (3,350 m). From this point, I promise a unique sunset.

On the second day, we will work towards our main goal: the Eiger summit (3,970 m). On our way to the first climbing section, before dawn, we will walk on the ridge, with impressive views of the north face. The final section before the summit consists of a sharp Firn ridge and the use of fixed ropes.

Once on the Eiger summit, the view is magnificent. Here, we will spend time taking everything in. Later, we will begin the descent.

On the way down we will use rappel to reach the Eigerjoch. The final climbing sections are exceptional. Towards the end of the program, I will guide you as we round-up the Mönch on the way to the Southside of the Jungfraujoch.

The terrain is steep, and includes exposed climbing on the ridge. I recommend climbers to have experience in similar alpine tours prior to this one.

Be sure to pack lightly. Choose functional clothing and sturdy mountain boots to be used with crampons. Let me know if I can help you with the rest of the necessary rental equipment.

Ready for the Eiger Mittellegi ridge guided ascent? Request your booking this season! Check out other climbing options like the 1-day mount Mönch guided ascent and the Jungfrau 2-day guided ascent.

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Accommodation

Mountain hut

Meeting point

3.20 pm at the Eismeer train station (Jungfrau Railway)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ascent to the Mittellegi hut (3,350 m)

  • Meeting at the Eismeer Station (Jungfrau Railway)
  • Bergschrund climb
  • Arrival at the Mittellegi hut
  • Overnight at the Mittellegi hut

Day 2: Ascent to the Eiger, over the Mittellegi Ridge

  • Beginning of the Eiger ascent before dawn, over the Mittellegi Ridge
  • Use of fixed ropes to go over the Gendarm Buttress and reach the Eiger summit (3,970 m)
  • Descent: rappel to the northern Eigerjoch towards the southern Eigerjoch
  • Round-up the Mönch towards the southside of the Jungfraujoch
  • End of program


About the guide

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I was born in Sörenberg. I owe my love for sports and nature to my father. Ever since I gave my first steps, it was clear that the mountain was my destiny. I received my first harness when I turned 14. What started as a hobby of mine later became my job and professional career – as well as my passion. Climbing for me is pure sentiment. It embodies a deep emotional confrontation with the mountain, life and one self.

I am an all-rounder alpinist, with experience in both ice and rock. When I was 17 years old, I suffered a climbing accident that left me in a wheelchair for some time. Since then, I climbed Eiger mount over 35 times. This mountain became my home and made me a stronger and more confident climber.

Mountaineering has also given me the opportunity of traveling around the globe. I enjoy climbing remote spots, unknown, untouched territory. Freeclimbing is an exceptional practice that I hope to spread as much as possible.

Yet, what is most special to me is sharing these experiences with climbing partners from all over the world. The bond that unites people up in the mountain is extremely special and intense. Fairness and sustainability are two core values to me. In the end, it all comes down to having a fun and joyful climbing experience. Will you join me?


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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 1537 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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