Eiger: Mittellegi ridge. Full...

Eiger: Mittellegi ridge. Full of ice. 20 minutes after I took this picture, the 2 climbers you see fell over us over 1000 meters in absolute silence. They had obviously problems with the ice and the fixing. We were just below them waiting. Sept. 3, 1961

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kletterwebbi

kletterwebbi - May 19, 2003 12:56 am - Voted 10/10

Puh ...

I don't want to have such a teribble experiance. One more reason to stay carefull all times !

gimpilator

gimpilator - Feb 24, 2006 4:54 am - Voted 10/10

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Disturbing to see this image right before the tragedy happened.

neoday

neoday - Sep 16, 2006 3:33 am - Hasn't voted

I hope to never see that

Quite Sad, but is it me, or are the climbers not wearing crampons?

nurettin

nurettin - Nov 16, 2006 7:05 am - Voted 10/10

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Great pic and sad news.

tphubbard

tphubbard - Mar 8, 2007 1:08 am - Hasn't voted

Sobering

How utterly horrifying. Did you complete your climb? Tom

alpenkalb

alpenkalb - Mar 10, 2007 2:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sobering

Read my trip report on the Eiger page!

Dan Dalton

Dan Dalton - Sep 16, 2007 7:38 pm - Voted 10/10

I see 4

climbers.

Dan

alpenkalb

alpenkalb - Sep 20, 2007 9:12 am - Hasn't voted

2 out of 4

The upper two fell. The lower two began to tremble and could not climb anymore for a while. See my trip report.

Dzenis

Dzenis - Sep 22, 2011 5:52 am - Hasn't voted

What a picture

Whery proffessionel made and emmotionell disturbeing photo.
One word.You made history with that photo

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