The “Eiger” is an icon in the world of alpine climbing, with a summit of 13,025 feet. Located in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland, it towers 9,800 feet over the village of Grindelwald. The North Face of the Eiger is world famous for it’s difficulty, so now you know why the outdoor clothing company picked the name “North Face”. The death toll on the North Face is also world famous, thus earning it the German nickname Mordwand, “murderous wall”. We will be attempting a traverse of the Eiger, ascending the Mittellegi Ridge Route and descending the West Ridge Route. Descending via a different route than our ascent will present challenges, but should provide for a real “adventure experience”.
The meaning of it’s name, “Characteristic”.