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Eiger Itinerary

11-05-22

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The Eiger is one of the most sought after summits in the Alps and a formidable challenge for any keen mountaineer. Located in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, this is a major Alpine classic steeped in historic tales of heroic climbing. On this trip we climb via the Mittellegi ridge.

While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes has other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible, which is why we only work with experienced and knowledgeable guides, to make sure we can change any plans if required.

DAY ONE:

Arrival Day

We meet in the evening at the accommodation to go through the plan for the week as well as the current weather and mountain conditions. You will meet with your fellow climbers and your guides so you can ask any questions and will have a chance to go through your kit.

 

DAY TWO:

First day in the mountains

Warm up day on a fantastic alpine route above Chamonix. Always good to spend the first day refreshing skills and familiarising yourselves with our guides and your other team mates on the course.

 

DAY THREE:

Overnight in a mountain hut

Two full days spent in the high mountains above Chamonix, overnighting in a mountain refuge to help with acclimatisation. Typical routes would be traversing the Aiguilles Entreves, climbing the Tour Ronde and the Dent du Geant. This is the final preparation for the Mittellegi ridge on the Eiger and superb routes themselves.

 

DAY FOUR:

More alpine routes

Two full days spent in the high mountains above Chamonix, overnighting in a mountain refuge to help with acclimatisation. Typical routes would be traversing the Aiguilles Entreves, climbing the Tour Ronde and the Dent du Geant. This is the final preparation for the Mittellegi ridge on the Eiger and superb routes themselves.

 

DAY FIVE:

Head to Grindelwald

Today we drive to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland and take the famous mountain train and walk to the Mittellegi hut, ready for our summit push the following day.

 

DAY SIX:

Climb the Eiger

This is it. Summit day has arrived and with all the preparation and acclimatisation we have done we set off to climb the Eiger and then descend to the Mönchsjoch Hut via the south ridge.. We have a spare day built in to this itinerary to deal with any bad weather and maximise our chance of success. Once down from the Mönchsjoch Hut we return to Chamonix.

 

DAY SEVEN:

Spare day / return to Chamonix

Departure.

DAY EIGHT:

Departure

Departure.