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Eiger North Face 2-day guided climb | Switzerland
Eiger North Face 2-day guided climb
Eiger North Face 2-day guided climb
Eiger North Face 2-day guided climb
Eiger North Face 2-day guided climb

Eiger North Face 2-day guided climb

Enrico, an IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide, has vast experience in climbing the most difficult faces of the Alps, and the Eiger North Face is no exception. Join him and enjoy a great 2 to 3 days climb on the highest wall of the region.


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Mar, Apr, Oct - Dec

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Advanced

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Enjoy climbing the Eiger North Face, a mythical peak in the Alps.
  • Participate in an exciting and challenging climb with an expert.
  • Put your mountaineering skills to practice on an exciting and daunting climb.

Description

The famous 1800 m Eiger North face is the highest wall of the Alps and a mythical mountain challenge for those who are well-prepared and brave!

Historically, the North Face of the Eiger was always regarded as a daunting feat. 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 allow you to enjoy the thrill of climbing Eiger safely.

As your mountain guide, I will carefully review all factors, as well as your technical climbing level before deciding on the right climbing objectives. In order to ensure your safety, you will first need to take the “north faces of the Alps training program” before joining the Eiger climb. This will allow us to get to know each other and for me to assess your climbing level. Furthermore, you will gain the necessary technical skills.  On the preparation training program, 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. Read more about climbing the north faces of the Alps here

In addition to the excitement that climbing the Eiger North Face generates, I always recommend this 2 to 3 days 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.

So, are you brave enough to tackle the challenging Eiger? Then send me a request and let’s start planning this exciting adventure! I will be glad to lead you up 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.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This trip has a duration of 2 to 3 days. The price does not include personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, etc., transport to reach the meeting point, the possible rent of personal gear, the lifts tickets, lodging and food, all for both the client and the guide.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Climbing 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 1/2 or 2/3 of the ascent.

Day 2: Climbing day and return

We will wake up early, pack, and go for the final push to the summit through the “white spider” and the “upper chimneys”. We will then climb down the west face to the valley and spend our last night there, where we will celebrate.

Details

More info

According to the new directives of the Aosta Valley Regional College, insurance for recovery in the event of an accident is in charge of the customer and can be purchased by registering with the ITALIAN ALPINE CLUB (or corresponding local alpine club) or on the UVGAM website (https://pos.larcasrl.it/default.aspx?IDCON=926 ).

Meeting point

Grindelwald train station, Switzerland.

FAQs

What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb the North Face of Eiger?

Climbing the north face of Eiger is extremely challenging and requires a large amount of experience, as well as very good endurance and stamina.

You need to have the skills to climb M5-6 mixt routes. You need to be able to climb for 15-20 hours in a row.

Having experience on the following mountains would be of a great plus:

  • Super couloir of Mt Blanc du Tacul
  • North face of Aiguille Verte
  • The Kuffner ridge
  • Some of the major lines on Ben Nevis
  • Climbs in Alaska

In order to attempt the North Face of Eiger, all climbers must participate in my four-day private training/assessment session with me (more information available at https://www.explore-share.com/trip/north-faces-of-the-alps-training/). This training serves as an assessment of your experience and capabilities, ensuring your readiness for this significant undertaking.

How do I know if I have the right level and experience to climb the north face of Eiger?

Any climber wanting to climb the North Face of Eiger will first join me on a 4-day private training (details here https://www.explore-share.com/trip/north-faces-of-the-alps-training/) which will allow me to assess your experience and your ability to go for this big challenge.

During these 4 days, we will go over situations that we should face during the ascent of Eiger via its north face.

These 4 days will also allow us to get to know each other, which is an important success factor in any challenging mountaineering project.

This 4-day tour should take place between December and May in order to have winter conditions.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment?

I'll provide the common climbing equipment such as the rope and the protection. You'll need to bring your personal climbing gear. In case you can't bring part of it because you'll travel from far away, I'll take care of renting it for you, making sure you get the best quality gear. In any case, you'll need to bring your own mountaineering boots.

How will lodging be managed during the climb?

Lodging will depend on the options we go for, which will depend on you, the weather, and the time of the year during which we'll climb Eiger's north face.

Option 1 - If the weather is optimal and you are extremely strong and experienced, we'll spend the night at the weather station, leave very early, climb the summit, and come back down.

Option 2 - If we can't do it all in one go, we'll set up a bivouac on the face.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Having optimal conditions to climb Eiger's North Face is challenging. Remaining flexible is key!

If the conditions are not good enough to climb it on the established dates, we'll go for a plan B, either in the area of Eiger, or somewhere else (in the Monte Rosa or Mont Blanc ranges for example).

We'll be closely in touch together the weeks before the climb to discuss the conditions and the plan.

The price will be adapted based on the final tour we'll do.

What is the Client to Guide ratio?

I will take only one climber with me.

What is the best time of the year to climb the North Face of Eiger?

The best time is from March to April. Autumn could also be a possibility, but chances will be very low if the summer is dry.

Where will we meet?

We usually meet in Grindelwald.

Are you offering other north face climbs in the Alps?

Climbing north faces is my expertise. I offer other climbs in the Alps such as the Matterhorn North Face (more info here https://www.explore-share.com/trip/matterhorn-north-face-guide-climbing/), or Les Grandes Jorasses North Face (more info here https://www.explore-share.com/trip/grandes-jorasses-north-face-guided-climb/).

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Glocke Realp Switzerland
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About the guide: Enrico

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Enrico

4.90

(22)

Mountain 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.

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

IFMGA

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What people are saying about Enrico

John

5.00

This was intended to be 10 days of skill building with the ultimate goal of climbing one of the 6 great north faces of the Alps. I'd climbed some mountains graded PD/AD- before and did a few mountaineering courses but didn't have much experience climbing ice, mixed or steep snow. This course blew my expectations out of the water. Enrico is the best guide I've ever had, from a combination of technical skill, patience, knowledge of all aspects and good nature. We climbed something every single day (!). I really progressed my ice climbing which was the main goal for me and many times during the course I came away feeling that I'd surprised myself by getting to the top. Enrico did a great job judging my level and found options every day to challenge but not overwhelm me. I came to trust his judgement and really appreciate the time we got to spend climbing some great routes. 10/10.

David

5.00

Great trip, highly customized and exceeding our expectations. Highly recommendable

5.00

Enrico is a fantastic person and a very good guide, very professional. We climbed Auguille d'Entreves.

5.00

Enrico is a mountaineering expert. I did many tours, summits and expeditions with him over the past 15 years Not only does he know the environment, but he is also technically very proficient, which is very comforting when the going gets tougher. He is a very safe guide, does not take chances as he wants both of us to get back home safely! And he likes to share and explain every decision he makes. Every outing with Enrico is a 5 star experience.

5.00

I went Ice Climbing in Cogne with Enrico. He is very competent, friendly and enthusiastic.

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