Beautiful and impressive solo climb starting early morning on Friday 13th. Excellent bivvy site (manufactured by Czechs some days earlier) at Death Bivouac. At 9 p.m. three Austrians (Heinz Zak with two friends) arrived also, we had plenty of space for everybody. On Saturday a long days climb up to the summit ridge with some time consuming passing of the Czech party around the Corti bivvy. Descent on Sunday in 2 and a half hours down to Kl. Scheidegg - some of the best coffee ever I got there!
Climbed it with an old friend in perfect weather. The new hut is great and the keeper even better (helluva homemade soup in there). The route is absolutely covered in fixed line, offering some rather amusing batman moments. As for the quality of the rock.. well the rumours are true. How that pile stays standing is simply beyond me, Alex reckoned it was stuck together with Eigersnot. Indeed! We descended the south ridge (upon popular reccomendation) and enjoyed a couple more tasty moments on gneiss for the return trip. Certainly a classic!
Climbed with Dres Schild & Regula Furrer. The weather was not the best - cloudy, windy, and cloud caps periodically forming on the Mönch and Eiger. About the top third of the mountain was badly iced up. We joined up with two other parties for the descent so we could share ropes for longer and more efficient rappels.
Do not underestimate the West Flank - it is big, steep, and treacherous.
Perfect weather...good conditions...climbed it over the weekend in two days...lot of fun...shot a bunch of pictures (see at Eiger page)...would do it again...West face back to Station Eigergletscher was quite challenging...steep, loose rocks, ice, snow