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Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby headless spectre » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:28 pm

Date walked: 01/07/2011

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The Eiger Trail
Total approx 14 kilometres, 260metres uphill, 1200metres down hill. The train up to Kleine Scheidegg costing £25. Entrance to the gorge £5.
The Eiger trail links Alpiglen and the Eigergletcher, (where the Jungfau railways tunnels into the mountain) it has been created where the north face turns to scree and scant pasture. Between the Eigergletcher and Kleine Scheidegg the is a another trail also called the Eiger trail with various exhibits and curios along the way.
I caught the train to Kleine Scheidegg and then walked the two Eiger trails continuing down to Grindlewald visiting the gorge of the Unterer Glacier. Low cloud hid the north face of the Eiger for virtually the whole day, but still very exciting stuff
St Bernard dog poses with intrepid holidaymakes in front of Eiger.JPG
The Eiger hides in the clouds.JPG
One of the exibits on the Eiger trail..JPG
Climbing aids through the ages.JPG
Jungfrau with a section of glacier falling down the mountain.JPG
This is the corner of the Eiger, the North wall is to the left, (creating it's own weather.).JPG
The 'Eiger trail' lots of americans in sneakers..JPG
Below the 'North Wall'.JPG
Grindlewald in the valley.JPG
Alpen Rose and cow mit bell.JPG
Glacier starts to come into view.JPG
Forest and gorge.JPG
Entrance to the gorge..JPG
In the gorge..JPG
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Re: Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby Gable Gable End » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:05 pm

awesome. I WILL go hear at some point in my life :D
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Re: Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby ndhudson » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:22 pm

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Re: Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby skuk007 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:27 am

Nice set of reports hs. Enjoyed looking at those pics. :)
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Re: Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby HighlandSC » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:52 pm

Great report :)
Also an area I'd love to get to at some point.
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Re: Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby susanmyatt » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:51 pm

Views of the Eiger are all good, makes the hairs stand on end :lol:
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Re: Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby colgregg » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:30 pm

Kleine Sheidegg is probably the best place Iv'e ever been to. It also provided me with one of the most memorable days in my life when I went to the Jungfraujoch and stepped out onto the snow paths above the Aletsch Glacier. The view of the North face of the Eiger and the others, Monch and Jungfrau will live with you forever. The trail looks to be a mighty fine trek. Nice one.
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The North Face of the Eiger

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The Monch

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Re: Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby maryhillmoose » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:10 pm

Yaay! great pictures! I was in the area at the beginning of July, walked 7 days of the Alpine Pass route from Murren to Gsteig! it is truly a stunning place, I was practically moved to tears to step out of my room on the morning after we arrived and see the Eiger across the valley from us...I should really post some pics too!
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Re: Eiger Trail, Switzerland

Postby rocket-ron » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:29 pm

fantastic awesome
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