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“The Ogre it is not!” 5 of 5 stars
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Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Lucerne
Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“The Ogre it is not!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

What an amazing sight. The Eiger is a stunning mountain. Many serious climbers attempt this mountain but I just enjoyed the view from the satefy of my balcony.

Visited August 2012
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Mountain vista's in everyones reach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The Jungfrau Mountain railway puts this wonderful experience within the reach of everyone. With 3 day and 6 day passes (quite expensive though) avilable from the rail station and online then the travel around the entire Mountain region is esay. Do be aware that the Mountains do make their own weather though. Often the Jungrfrau is totally shrouded in cloud and you will see nothing. On a blue sky day though the views are superb and amazing.

Visited June 2012
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“"Awe Inspiring"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

The mount Eiger is the most photographed and famous mountain in this Jungfrau region because of all its history and the famous film starring clint eastwood,The Eiger Sanction.It is viewable from Grindelwald where we stayed in May 2012,from our hotel and as you take the train up to Kleine Scheidegg ,it gets bigger and more impressive as you get closer.Once at Kleine Scheidegg,you can walk right up to the edge of the Eiger and thats when it hits home,how awe inspiring it is just by looking up at it.The jungfraujoch Railway goes through the mighty Eiger on the way up to the Top Of Europe with two stops on the way up through the Eiger viewing area"s which are well worth a look.
The world record for climbing the North wall of the Eiger was broken in 2012 by a German Climber in 2hours 40mins approx.which is truly remarkable considering he didn"t use any ropes or hooks to achieve his goal.

Visited May 2012
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“Awesome Eiger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This one isn't for the faint hearted or novice climbers but don't be put off by its fearsome reputation either. The Eiger is a monster trophy but it's climbable for mere mortals too.

Acclimatise for a week before you attempt it. Get the train to the Jungfraujoch station (£75 for a single!).Go over to the lovely Monchjoch refuge for some high altitude luxury and bag the Monch and the Jungfrau from there. The Monch is only a half day jaunt so no need for a super early Alpine start. We did the Wetterhorn from the Gleckstein Hut too but it wasn't a very pleasant route even if the summit views were fantastic.

You can do the Eiger from the Monchjoch Refuge via a fairly straightforward AD graded route but we did the much better D grade Mittellegi Ridge. Return to the Jungfrau station and go part way down to the iesmeer station. There's a gated tunnel leading to the glacier on the approach to the Mittellegi Hut. A short climb off the other side of the glacier is tricky but there's only one pitch.

The Mittellegi Hut is perched on the narrow ridge which rears up behind the hut in a huge, narrow fin. It's a magical place! The lower section of the ridge is straightforward scrambling with fixed ropes. The snow ridge above the North Face is sharp and scary and the descent off the far side fairly easy but long. We went back via the Monchjoch Hut rather than down the flank to the bottom. It was a much nicer route and we were in time to catch the last train down.

Visited July 2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“The Eiger - Majestic, historic, enchanting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

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.


Visited May 2011
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