Eiger North Face 2-day guided climb

Enrico, an IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide, has a vast experience in climbing the most difficult faces of the Alps. And this time, the North Face of the Eiger is not the exception. Join him and enjoy a great 2-day climb on the highest wall of the region.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Hard

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy climbing the Eiger North Face, a mythical peak in the Alps.

  • Participate in an exciting and challenging climb with an expert.

 

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.

In history the North Face of the Eiger was seen as a dangerous  and suicidal climb due to the many deaths occurred while attempting the first ascent of the face. In fact, by then mountaineers used to approach the face during the summer disregarding the objective dangers pushed from political and economical pressures.

However, nowadays the Eiger North face is a perfect climbing option during autumn and springtime. The cold weather and resulting snow and ice enable 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 join me, it is mandatory to take the “north faces of the Alps training program” 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 a higher chance of success.

For the preparation, we will go through some smaller test climbs and might climb routes such as Aiguille VerteSupercouloir du Tacul, or some gullies on the north face of the Aiguille du Midi, etc. The preparation program is mandatory for climbing together the big faces of the Alps and it’s not included in the price. Please, check out the North Faces of the Alps 4-day training program.

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!

In addition to the excitement that climbing the Eiger North Face 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

Would you like to book your spot for the next departure? Send me a request mentioning carefully your previews experience! 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!

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
3900 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
 The price does NOT include lodging, meals, and/or transportation for both clients and the guide. We can provide lodging at B&B Maison de la montagne (http://www.maisondelamontagne.net/) when based down the valley.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 0Arrival

    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.

  • Day 1Climbing day

    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.

  • Day 2Climbing 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.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Grindelwald train station, Switzerland.

 

About the Guide

 
 

My biggest satisfaction is to explore new places, and share it with a rope-mate. And to do it as a professional is the realization of a dream. At the age of 15, I knew I wanted to become a mountain guide, I wanted to live in the mountains, teach and share my new passion. In 2006 I realized my dream and I became a professional mountain guide. I like sharing my knowledge and experience with my clients, taking a journey that transforms slowly the guide-client relationship in climbing partner and often in friendship. I am not and never will be a lone climber but "a company" 'explorer. My specialty lies certainly in climbing on ice and mixed in the high mountains. With my clients I climbed the most difficult faces in the Alps, explored mountain ranges, traveled between America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

 
 

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What People are Saying about Enrico Bonino

 

Here is the summary of my experience with Explore-share and Enrico: Explore-share was one of several companies I considered before my trip to the Alps. I was very happy with my choice from the moment I sent my first email. The staff members responded promptly and answered all of my questions very clearly and kindly. I was blown away with the professionalism they have demonstrated. Two days after sending my first email I was in contact with my guide, Enrico. With Enrico we climbed different routes in the area of Mt. Blanc and practiced different techniques for about ten days. Enrico was an excellent guide. He was patient, thoughtful, and improved my skills tremendously. He was very thorough and safety conscious. After ten days of climbing I felt a lot of trust between the two of us, which I believe makes us a good team for future climbing adventures. I would highly recommend Explore-share and Enrico to anyone who is planning to explore the beauty of the Alps and take the challenge of climbing these magnificent mountains. During my trip I met Italian, French, Swiss and German guides. All of them were extremely enthusiastic and nice. Going to Europe for climbing? Choose European professionals. You will not be disappointed.
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Erling Fasting
I can absolutely recommend Enrico to any other clients. Very professional, competent, safe and pleasant mountain-guide.
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Jostein
Getting in contact through explore-share.com with Enrico Bonino, mountain guide, was really a snap. Some time later I got in contact over phone/mail with Enrico. Finally we found a time window in February to go ice climbing for 2 days in Chamonix. 850 km and a night later I found myself on the Italian side of the Mt Blanc in Courmayeur. Enrico took us to the traverse of the Aiguilles d\'Entrèves. Not very difficult but perfect to acquaint myself again with granite and mixed climbing after a lapse of ... +20 years. The weather was brilliant, blue skies, sun all over and the scenery was +++, pure enjoyment ! The next day the weather was grey and some snow was forecasted. So Enrico took me to Cogne where we climbed the 7 lengths of Ghost Goully. Not a pure icefall, it has some mixed, more mountain-like, character. After hiking back to the village Enrico took me to his favourite pub where we had a tasty piece of pizza and pastry. A Short trip but just what I needed to get some feeling climbing with crampons and ice axes again. This is definitely asking for more and I\'m looking forward to the next trip ! Thank you Enrico, Bruno
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