Eiger, Switzerland

Prominence: 362 m, 1188 ft

Elevation: 3967 meters, 13,015 feet

True Isolation: 2.12 km, 1.31 mi
Peak TypeFamous Peak, but not High Point
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)46° 34' 39'' N, 8° 0' 19'' E
46.57761, 8.005267 (Dec Deg)
423781 E 5158708 N, Zone 32 (UTM)
County/Second Level RegionInterlaken-Oberhasli

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 33
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Selected Trip Reports:
     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
     2020-03-18 by Jeffrey Wright
     2020-03-18 by Priti Wright

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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: 362 m/1188 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 362 m/1188 ft
  Line Parent: Mönch
  Key Col: Nordlich Eigerjoch    3605 m/11,827 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.12 km/1.31 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 46.5592, 7.9983
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mönch  (SSW)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Alps
Range3: Northern Alps
Range4: Berner Oberland
Drainage BasinsRhine
North Sea
Atlantic Ocean
First AscentAugust 11, 1858
    Almer, Christian
    Barrington, Charles (United Kingdom)
    Bohren, Peter
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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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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Tschuggen from the cable car station near Mannlichen with the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau in the background (2014-06-28). Photo by Tom Owen.
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3970 m - Eiger (2008-08-03). Photo by Jan Matiášek.
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