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Eiger (3 970 m / 13 025 ft)

Parent Range: Alps
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Summit(s): Main Summit (3 970 m /13 025 feet)
Elevation: 3 970 m / 13 025 ft
Cost of climbing: N/D
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Mountain Name(s): Eiger, Eiger, Eiger Dağı, Eigeris, Айгер, Эйгер, אייגר, آیگر, アイガー, 艾格峰, 아이거 산
Elevation: 3 970 m / 13 025 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit (3 970 m /13 025 feet)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Location: Europe, Switzerland: (Valais)
Starting Point: 46°34'39.144''N
8°0'19.044''E
Parent Range: Alps
Range: Bernese Oberland
First Ascent: 11/8/1858 Charles Barrington (Ireland), Peter Bohren (Switzerland), Christian Almer (Switzerland)
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: 2 500 m / 8 202 ft
Prominence: 356 m / 1 168 ft
Isolation: 2 200 m / 7 218 ft
Climbing Season(s): 01 Jun-30 Sep;
Nearst
Airport(s):
Zurich airport (ZRH), Bern-Belp Airport (BRN)
Convenience Center(s): Grindelwald
National
Park(s):
Swiss National Park

Location

Europe, Switzerland: (Valais)

Route

Location: Europe, Switzerland: Bern

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    The Nordwand, or north face, of this peak in the Swiss Alps is an objective legendary among mountaineers for its danger. Though it was first climbed in 1938, the north face of the Eiger continues to challenge climbers of all abilities with both its technical difficulties and the heavy rockfall that rakes the face. The difficulty and hazards have earned the Eiger’s north face the nickname Mordwand, or Murder Wall.
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    Eiger rises above the valley of Grindelwald Grund 3000m and very affected brought by the north-west of bad weather. Eiger is composed entirely of limestone. In recent years, climbing becoming more dangerous because of the increasing incidents of landslides, rockfalls and avalanches, which is partly due to the melting of the glacier. It is not very hard to reach the summit, either, since there is a walk-up route from a nearby high-altitude underground train station. The extreme notoriety of the Eiger comes exclusively from its huge, imposing north face, probably the single most famous face of any mountain in the world. The Eiger Nordwand ("north wall") is 1700m / 5500 ft of almost vertical rock and ice, swept by near constant rockfall, and kept cold and dark by lack of direct sun.
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    Extending from the central ridge of the Bernese Oberland Eiger entirely within the territory of the Swiss canton of Bern.
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    Interlaken has good rail connections from the main airports of Geneva, Zurich and Basel.
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    Eiger was first mentioned in historical documents in 1252.

     

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Last update: Mountain Planet (06 Mar 2017) • History

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