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South Ridge

South Ridge

South Ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: Berner Oberland, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.56582°N / 8.00526°E

Object Title: South Ridge

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Summer

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: AD

Route Quality: 
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Page By: mountainmanjohn

Created/Edited: Jul 29, 2002 / Aug 7, 2007

Object ID: 156738

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Start early, usually from Monchjoch Hutte 3/4 hour glacier walk from Jungfraujoch station.
Staying overnight in the hut gives an ideal start time and place on the summit day. Allow 5-6 hours to Eiger summit from the Hut.

Route Description

Leave the hut decending left to cross the glacier North, towards point 3680m then NW to the South Eigerjoch to gain your first view down to the green valleys.
Avoiding crevasses, join the ridge and follow NE then N to join the South ridge.

Essential Gear

Depending on the state of the snowfall and weather, the ridge will have some rock and some ice/snow. All the usual crampon & axe gear is a must. Also a small selection of rock protection. I dont know what the average swiss guide etc takes, but rope is up to your own prefference.

Miscellaneous Info

If you have information about this route that doesn't pertain to any of the other sections, please add it here. I never finished this route....so PLEASE feel free to add anything or email me so i can add. Many thanks

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mountainmanjohnRoute Comment


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Please add pictures. I have none of the ridge past the south Eigerjoch.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 11:41 am
mountainmanjohnRoute Comment


Hasn't voted

please add to this page . I am aware it is a bit lacking in photoes and info on the route.

Posted Dec 4, 2004 8:41 am

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Dawn over the Wetterhorn at...This shot of the Eiger taken...Nigel and Crevasses on the...EigerA veiw of the Route from the...The view from the Monchjoch...Me on the South Eigerjoch...
This is Mark on the glacier...