Prominence: 356 m, 1168 ft
Elevation: 3970 meters, 13,025 feet
Approx. Isolation: 2.21 km, 1.37 mi
|Peak Type||Famous Peak, but not High Point|
|Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)||46° 34' 39'' N; 8° 0' 19'' E|
46.577547, 8.005408 (Dec Deg)
423792E 5158701N Zone 32 (UTM)
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Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
Voices from the Mountains (Venables)
Selected Trip Reports from this site:
1991-07-23 by Kevin Ashworth
2004-06-29 by Robert Garneau
2005-05-25 by Matthias Fieles (Unsuccessful)
2011-04-25 by Andrej Gerber
View ascents of peak by registered Peakbagger.com members (16 total)
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The Eiger is not particulary high--it lies below the 4000 m threshold European peakbaggers are fixated upon--and 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. It towers forebodingly over the villages on the north side of the Berner Oberland, and clearly gave the peak its name, "Ogre" in English.
The famous Bernese peak trinity: The Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, from the Harder Kulm (1985-08-08).
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