Crossing Eiger (3970m)
Foto: Borut Naglič
Eiger - mountain that doesn't exceed 4000m, but in the history of mountaineering extremly important with its majestic north wall as one of the last three problems of the Alps (beside Matterhorn and Grand Jorasses) - main goal of the season with client Helena.
We made the ascent to the mountain by Mittellegi ridge. The ridge rises sharply above the south and north wall. Views towards the walley are astonishing, from time to time you get the feeling you are floating somewhere in the air...
Descent from the mountain was over the south ridge, few absails and some climbing towards Monch and nice walk to Jungfraujoch (3454m). There we sat down on the train that leads straight through this magnificent mountain back to the walley Grindelwald or Grund (943m) - tired, but happy inside.
I must commend guest Helena - she performed confidently the difficult route!