We were on the west flank of Eiger this summer. (3 person) We were just having a conversation before sleeping, when suddenly we heard a much louder crack sound from the direction of Mönch than usually people can hear. We took a look there and we had been eyewitnesses of a huge icewall's (or serac) fall and enormous collapse with an unbelievable rumble! That was something I will never forget.
Maybe this mass of ice -which is visible in the shade- can get moving the same terrific way when it become unstable.
WOW...reading your message it's like reading a bock!!Without breath.I heared something like that the day I took this picture. It has benn the dangerousest situation I lived on my "mountain life". Enormous icefall rolled down on us...we runned away as far as possible crossig the crevasses too!! A terrible exerience..:-((
Huh, man! I'm glad you are alive! Always take care on where to step!
Even though we know that ice masses in high altitude can make deadly movements, we like these sights very much. These make us feel the true size of us. I mean how little we are among these "giant" forms.