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4-day Mount Eiger guided climb, Mittellegi ridge

Join a certified mountain guide and climb up to the summit of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps, a challenging 2, 3 or 4-day ascent.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration4 days
Offer periodJul, Aug
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I want to invite you to climb the Eiger (3970 m), an emblematic mountain in the Swiss Alps!

Also, it’s my favorite guiding trip! It offers stunning views. When we climb the Mittellegi ridge, we will see majestic glaciers to the left. Besides, the beautiful green meadows of Grindelwald on the right. Also, we will have the opportunity to look into the famous and iconic Eiger North Face!

The Eiger climb is rated D, with sections of Class V rock or S. We will need ice axes and crampons to climb it. We will begin from the Eismeer train station (3159 m) on a glacier approach. The trail very exposed to rock and icefall.

Although the biggest hazard of this climb is crossing under the Eigerjocher towards the Mittellegi Hut (3355 m), once we pass the Eigerjocher, the ascent is up class V rock, leading to an easy traverse to the hut.

Then the climb continues along a knife edge ridge. We will use anchored ropes to cling on to if we need to. This way, we will be able to belay and pull up on them. We will also find snow and ice on the summit ridge towards the top of the mountain.

Then, we will climb down to Eigergletscher (West Face), or traverse to the Jungfraujoch via Eigerjocher D.

It’s important to note that once we have started the climb, we will not have the option of turning around. This means we are committed to climb up to the summit. At the Eiger, conditions may change rapidly and there is always the chance of rock and ice fall as we ascend.

It will take us about 4 to 5 hours to reach the top, and the same time to go down. We will not abseil down, so you must be able to climb down grade 3-4. I always short rope my clients for speed and safety!

I offer a 4-day program with preparation. Otherwise, I also offer a 2- and 3-day option, but only for very experienced climbers, with a very good resumé of climbs.

So, contact me if you want to climb the Eiger! I will answer any questions you may have about the program. It will be an unforgettable climb!

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Accommodation

In huts

More info

Contact me for information about the equipment. *2 day program Price: CHF 1490 (1 person) Includes: hut fee, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast and guide fee for 1.1/2 day climb. (this program is available only for people with previous mountaineering experience) I also offer "The Eiger traverse via Ostegg" *3-day climb Price: CHF 2990 (1 person) Includes; hut fees, 2 dinners, 2 breakfast, 3 day guide fee.

Meeting point

Interlaken or Grindelwald

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Itinerary

Day 1: Interlaken or Grindelwald/ Hut

We will meet in Interlaken and drive to Grisalp. We will hike to the Gspaltenhorn hut. The other option is meeting in Grindelwald and hiking to Glecksteinhut.

Day 2: Gspalthenhorn or Wetterhorn climb

Today we will climb the Gspaltenhorn and return to Interlaken. Another option is to climb the Wetterhorn and return to Gleckstein hut.

Day 3: Mittellegi Hut

We will take the train to the station Eismeer to climb to the Mittellegi hut.

Day 4: Eiger climb-Grindelwald

Climb the Eiger over the Mittellegi Ridge and return to Grindelwald.


About the guide

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Tomas and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides & leaders and rock climbing instructors (Kyriakos, Daniel, Andrej, Tobias, Bernd, Herbert, Guy and Noé) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Switzerland.

Whether you wish to climb the Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau or Monch, or enjoy amazing freeride or ski touring days around Verbier or Zermatt, among other great options, they will be able to show you the top spots and the ropes to ensure you have an unforgettable and safe adventure.

Tomas will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will be able to help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 3537 each

Group of 2

CHF 2732 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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