I was there in April several years ago. Not much snow at the station, but plenty on the mountain in front of Kleinde Scheidegg. I think it's called Lauberhorn. I climbed it to the summit in full condition. It was cold but not -5 F.
I was looking for a partner crazy enough to climb the Eiger with me. Thank God nobody agreed to go. Too early in the season.
"The North Face", a feature length film based on a true story. Produced in Germany, all in German with English subtitles. A FANTASTIC movie, go see it. Gave this great shot a 10, as I have on all that I've looked at
That photo of mine just doesn't do that place justice.
I am heading back there in early October to spend a few more days around the Eiger/Moench/Jungfrau.
Needless to say, I can't wait!
""The most dangerous time for the climber is the first year after starting to climb. He does not yet know the dangers well enough, cannot estimate things properly, and is far too easy-going."