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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     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 3970 m / 13024.9 ft     Snow line: 2500 m / 8202.1 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit (3 970 m /13 025 feet)
    Prominence: 356 m/1 168 ft
Location: Switzerland(Valais);     Isolation: 2 200 km/7 218 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 46°34'39.144''N
8°0'19.044''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Jun - 30 Sep;
Parent Range: Bernese Alps     Nearest Airport(s): Bern-Belp Airport (BRN); Zurich airport (ZRH);
Range: Bernese Oberland     Convenience Center(s): Grindelwald;
First Ascent: 11/8/1858 Charles Barrington (Ireland), Peter Bohren (Switzerland), Christian Almer (Switzerland)... More     National Park(s): Swiss National Park;

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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.

Description Edit

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 si
ngle 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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Location Edit

Extending from the central ridge of the Bernese Oberland Eiger

entirely within the territory of the Swiss canton of Bern.

Getting there Edit

Interlaken has good rail connections from the main airports of

Geneva, Zurich and Basel.

Europe, Switzerland: Bern

  • Eiger
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Challenging/ Tough 
  • 0 people climbed it

Europe, Switzerland: Bern

  • Eiger
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Challenging/ Tough 
  • 0 people climbed it

Europe, Switzerland: Bern

  • Finsteraarhorn, Jungfr...
  • Hiking - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Moderate 
  • 0 people climbed it
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DID YOU KNOW (1) Edit Add

• Eiger was first mentioned in historical documents in 1252.

 

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