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Eiger, Switzerland


Prominence: 356 m, 1168 ft

Elevation: 3970 meters, 13,025 feet


Approx. Isolation: 2.21 km, 1.37 mi
Peak TypeFamous 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)
CountrySwitzerland
State/ProvinceBern
Valais
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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

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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 foreboding Eiger Nordwand towers over Kleine Scheidegg.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 356 m/1168 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 356 m/1168 ft
  Key Col: Nordlich Eigerjoch    3614 m/11,857 ft
Isolation2.21 km/1.37 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mönch  (SSW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Alps
Range3: Northern Alps
Range4: Berner Oberland
Drainage BasinsRhine
North Sea
Atlantic Ocean
First Ascent1858
Christian Almer
Barrington
Bohren
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Other Photos


The famous Bernese peak trinity: The Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, from the Harder Kulm (1985-08-08).



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