Good morning to you all
Ever since reading Heinrich Harrer's inspiring and classic mountaineering book “The White Spider” many years ago, it has been an ambition of mine to climb the infamous and iconic Eiger in Grindelwald, Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. However being a climber of rather modest abilities, the classic traverse ascending via the superbly exposed Mittellegi Ridge whilst descending by the South Ridge and traversing the North + South Eigerjoch's was the most realistic option for me!
So after a most splendid, but wallet-crunching ride on the Jungfraujoch railway and poking around the pitch-black tunnels of the Eismeer station with my 2 partners in crime , an attempt was made starting on August 20th and for anyone interested, the following is a short 5 minute HD film of our 2 day adventure:
If you wish to sample the full High Def experience and your computer has enough va va voom, you should be able to change the "Quality" icon to at least 720p HD in the bottom right hand corner on the You Tube screen. Anyway any constructive feedback or comments welcome and hopefully it will inspire a few folks to climb this superb route and visit this amazing area!
Cheers and happy climbing! :-)