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JordanjSolo Westflank-Barrington  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

Jordanj

Great weather until late on with a rather epic descent. Not technically the hardest climbing but huge exposure and the morning verglass plays havoc with the route finding!
Fond memories now I'm back home!
Posted Jan 2, 2014 7:44 pm

D WatsonThe infamous Eiger  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2010

D Watson

Awesome mountain
Posted May 28, 2012 9:18 pm

skottyBest so far  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011

skotty

Of the 40 or so peaks I've climbed so far, the Eiger by the Mittellegi Ridge was the best so far.
Posted Aug 26, 2011 5:51 pm

markhallamSolo'd to 3600m on W falnk
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

markhallam

Bivvied on a scenic ledge at 3000m then climbed up to 3600m - chickened out of the final 300m, climbing solo.
Posted Dec 29, 2010 12:24 pm

pabloRoute Climbed: Mittellegi Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009

pablo

Nico and my brother Gabriel and Jean-Philippe and I started from Mittellegi hut at 5:45am it was cloudy and a bit windy. We reached summit at 9h30am after excellent climbing and sunny conditions. Then we continued to Mönchsjochhütte where we celebrated with beers first and the with bottle of wine in the dinner to celebrate Nico's birthday. An excellent experience and always keeping an eye on the impressive north face.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 2:34 am

JofaDidnt make the summit :-(
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 1989

Jofa

Years ago when I was a young lad, I skiied the Eiger area and attempted to get to summit, but weather and inexperience forced me to rethink and turn back... breathtaking
Posted Jan 12, 2009 10:30 pm

BartMittellegi ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Bart

After a rather awkward climb over snowy and very wet rocks/scree we reached the excellent Mittellegi hut on Saturday afternoon. Enjoyed an excellent meal and fine weather and got up the next day to climb the ridge in perfect weather. Very enjoyable climb on relatively good limestone with a magnificent snow crest as a finale! Took the NW flank for our descent which I cannot recommend as it's very loose, iced up and routefinding is very challenging. Furthermore the rockfall is terrible! Take the South Ridge instead!
Posted Aug 15, 2007 7:55 am

rocket buhl 2West face/rocketbuhl2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2005
My seventh solo in Alps,up and down in twelve hours, it seemed more like half a lifetime.Its not technicly diffuclt, more like the mother of all scrambles,but boy 2000m up and 2000m down,it makes Mont Blanc (normal route)seem like a walk in the park.I didnt enjoy this one at the time but i got some perverse satisfaction along the lines of what doesnt kill you must make you stronger.Anyway bring on Mittelegi!
Posted May 1, 2006 7:12 pm

hanswRoute Climbed: Mittellegigrat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1996

hansw

We stepped out on the glacier from the railway station Eismeer in rainy weather and arrived at the Mittellegi hut after travelling on wet and slippery rock. Coming morning the weather was good and we set out on the icy Mittellegi ridge. We had some problems at the stiff and frozen fixed ropes but were able to reached the summit at ten. Going down the long west flank makes you feel you have knees. This climb is a 'Once in a lifetime' experience! (August 1, 1996 - being the day of my fiftieth birthday).

Trip Report
Posted Mar 10, 2006 9:36 pm

RileywynaRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Rileywyna

Bivied on the ridge at the start of the Eiger joch. Woke up cold with altitude sickness. Partner didn't have any sympathy for me. After tying into the rope and starting out I felt better, Great day of climbing, clear with beautiful views. Met many guided party's coming over the Mittellegi
Posted Dec 18, 2005 7:50 am

RIclimberRoute Climbed: Mittellegi Ridge Date Climbed: August 1, 2005  Sucess!

RIclimber

Attempted the Northeast Pillar Austrian Route but retreated due to waterfalls. Did the Mittellegi instead. Great route with great views. Took the South Ridge down in a white out. A long day.
Posted Aug 13, 2005 4:12 pm

CautiousRoute Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 1999  Sucess!

Cautious

Nice route, if a little short. Good exposed rock on the the Eigerjochs Traverse. Rotten rock on the South Ridge to summit, making the descent a little precarious. 11 hours round trip.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 9:43 am

GlennMerrillRoute Climbed: Mittellegi Ridge Date Climbed: Aug. 2003  Sucess!

GlennMerrill

Beautiful! My favorite alpine climb thus far in my climbing career.
Posted Feb 27, 2005 7:42 pm

mountainmanjohnRoute Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: June 2003

mountainmanjohn

Had a go. But dispite the weather looking OK we only got round to the rige past the South Eigerjoch. What a great place anyway!!

One day soon I suppose we'll just have to have another go. The three of us were in varied states of unwell. . . . . . . . thats my excuse anyway.
Posted Jan 11, 2005 12:49 pm

cherokeeRoute Climbed: SW Flank, West Ridge & Mittellegi Ridge Date Climbed: May 15, 16 and 17, 1977  Sucess!

cherokee

Can there be any more beautiful mountains as in the Bernese Alps! From May 15th through the 17th, with partner Bill Menning we climbed the easy South West Flank to the Eiger summit, then went down the South Ridge to the Bergli Hut. The next day we went down to the Eismeer Station and over to the South East Face and "played on it a bit" then went up to the Mittellegi Hut. Climbed the Mettellegi Ridge back to the Eiger summit on the morning of the 17th. At this point feeling cocky Bill wanted to climb down the North Face summit fields and try to get some glimpse of the face from that perspective. After 3 rope pitches down we came to our senses and quickly climbed back up.

We did these climbs in preparation to attempt the North Face at a later date.
Posted Jun 3, 2004 11:42 am

richgriffRoute Climbed: Mittellegi Ridge Date Climbed: 19 Aug 2003  Sucess!
Climbed with English guide Jonathan Preston. First alpine summit. Felt quite apprehensive while in excellent Mittellegi hut the night before but perfect weather and conditions allowed for a truly memorable ascent. Descended via South Ridge to stay at the Monchjoch Hutte, and ascended the Monch the next day. Technically no harder than Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis but altitude and history makes it physically and mentally more challenging (and rewarding).
Posted Mar 3, 2004 7:42 am

MoniRoute Climbed: Mittellegigrat Date Climbed: 29 July 1983  Sucess!

Moni

Climbed with Dres Schild. Good weather and conditions, but in the fog on the summit. Descended via the West Flank.
Posted Oct 21, 2003 6:30 pm

MichaelBoosRoute Climbed: North Face Heckmair Date Climbed: 13./14.02.1998  Sucess!
Beautiful and impressive solo climb starting early morning on Friday 13th. Excellent bivvy site (manufactured by Czechs some days earlier) at Death Bivouac. At 9 p.m. three Austrians (Heinz Zak with two friends) arrived also, we had plenty of space for everybody. On Saturday a long days climb up to the summit ridge with some time consuming passing of the Czech party around the Corti bivvy. Descent on Sunday in 2 and a half hours down to Kl. Scheidegg - some of the best coffee ever I got there!
Posted Feb 19, 2003 11:51 am

abogaRoute Climbed: Mittellegi Ridge Date Climbed: August 19, 2002  Sucess!

aboga

Climbed it with an old friend in perfect weather. The new hut is great and the keeper even better (helluva homemade soup in there). The route is absolutely covered in fixed line, offering some rather amusing batman moments. As for the quality of the rock.. well the rumours are true. How that pile stays standing is simply beyond me, Alex reckoned it was stuck together with Eigersnot. Indeed! We descended the south ridge (upon popular reccomendation) and enjoyed a couple more tasty moments on gneiss for the return trip. Certainly a classic!
Posted Aug 26, 2002 1:28 pm

Fred SpickerRoute Climbed: Mittellegigrat Date Climbed: 28 July 1995

Fred Spicker

Climbed with Dres Schild & Regula Furrer. The weather was not the best - cloudy, windy, and cloud caps periodically forming on the Mönch and Eiger. About the top third of the mountain was badly iced up. We joined up with two other parties for the descent so we could share ropes for longer and more efficient rappels.

Do not underestimate the West Flank - it is big, steep, and treacherous.
Posted Jul 25, 2002 3:02 pm

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