Before my visit to the Jungfrau region, I learned about the history of the Eiger and of the many, many lives which have been lost by climbers attempting to climb its legendary North Face. If you want to know more, look up "The Beckoning Silence" on Youtube, which in 10 parts covers the tragic events and gallant efforts of Toni Kurz, Andreas Hinterstoisser, Willi Angerer and Edi Rainer in 1936.
The best views of the Eiger's North Face can be found in Kleine Scheidegg and Grindelwald. I've included with this review some pictures which I took whilst visiting the area in May 2011.
To me, there's just something special, almost magnetic, about this mountain, which just drew me to it whilst in Kleine Scheidegg. I took an hour or so out of my day just to simply sit there and look at the face and I will certainly be making another trip to see the Eiger when I am staying in Kandersteg in May 2012.
This is a must see for every visitor to the Bernese Oberland and I cannot recommend highly enough learning about the history of the Eiger before you go.
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