The famous 1800 m Eiger North face is the highest wall of the Alps. It’s also a mythical mountain challenge, with a dark history behind it.
Many years ago the North Face of Eiger was a very dangerous climbing goal because of the few safety precautions taken, and the lack of quality climbing equipment. In fact, during the summer, climbing this wall was considered suicidal because of the rock slides.
However, the Eiger North face is a perfect climbing option during autumn and springtime. The cold weather and resulting snow and ice enables the rocks to remain stuck to the mountain. And although you will need some technical climbing experience and solid fitness, this guided climb will enable you to get the best from Eiger safely.
As your mountain guide, I will carefully review all of the factors, as well as your technical climbing level before deciding on the right climbing objectives.
For such kind of ascents, I only guide clients that I know. That’s why if you are interested to come with me, we will do one or two technical ascents beforehand. This will allow us to get to know each other and for me to assess your climbing level. We need our team to work perfectly together during the climb. This will guarantee good safety and higher chance of success.
For the preparation, we might climb routes such as Aiguille Verte, Supercouloir du Tacul, or some gullies on the north face of the Aiuguille du Midi, etc. The preparation climb is mandatory for climbing together the big faces of the Alps and it’s not included in the price. Minimum of 3 days prep-course, not necessarily done during the same trip as the main goal. Please, check out this North Faces of the Alps 4-day training program.
In addition to the excitement that climbing the Eiger generates, I always recommend this 2-day program because:
- It is the biggest face of the entire Alps
- It is one of the most famous mountaineering routes in history. Many stories have been written about ascents on the North Face of Eiger.
- The climbing line is logical and very elegant.
- It is a fun and exciting climb
It is also possible to do this the ascent in one day from base to base, but that will need perfect training and skills on your side. I also ask that you take into account that the program might change based on the weather conditions. And above all, safety remains my top priority!
Would you like to book your spot for the next departure? Send me a request! I will be glad to lead you on this challenging experience on the biggest wall of the Alps.
If you’d like to climb up another gorgeous North face in the Swiss Alps, you can also join me on this 3-day north face expedition to the top of Matterhorn.
Keep reading about the great north faces of the Alps in this article!
We will meet at the hotel in the valley, check and prepare all the equipment and have a good night’s sleep before the big challenge.
We will wake up early and climb all day on the north face of Eiger. We will spend the night on a bivouac at 2/3 of the ascent.
Climbing day 2 and return
We will wake up early, pack, and go for the final ascent of Mt Eiger through the north face. We will then climb down to the valley and spend our last night there, where we will celebrate.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Group equipment
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Grindelwald train station