Lauper Route

Lauper Route

Eiger from the northeast. Mönch on the left. The North Face is in shadow on the right, and the Mittellegi Ridge is the left skyline.
The Lauper Route on the Northeast Face is shown in red. The solid line is the original ascent route. Dashed lines are options often used when snow and ice conditions allow.

Photo (July 2001) and graphics by Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker
on Nov 9, 2003 7:48 am
Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
Image ID: 32674


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Velebit - Nov 9, 2003 8:40 am - Voted 10/10

Great angle... show fascinating Eiger!!


tlogan - Nov 9, 2003 1:12 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great angle...

agreed... I love this shot


Nelson - Nov 9, 2003 11:26 am - Hasn't voted

Great route study!

I was wondering if these routes were as steep as they looked, or maybe were just foreshortened by the lens. Then I found Diego's posting and got the answer! Great Eiger series, Fred. ****

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Nov 10, 2003 12:05 pm - Voted 10/10

NE wall was also done with skis

Davo Karnicar, Slovenian extreme skier, who was the first man skiing without interruption from Everest, also did the NE wall of Eiger. He did not start just from the summit, but little below. The descent is mentioned here.

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