The Mönch Sanction

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Switzerland, Europe
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Aug 14, 2013
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The Mönch Sanction
Created On: Dec 12, 2013
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Mönch - South East Ridge

Good Morning to you all


Late in the summer my buddies and I were lucky enough to visit the superb Bernese Oberland for the first time. Before attempting the infamous Eiger we were looking for a straightforward but enjoyable outing for some acclimatisation and the Mönch at 4107m, easily accessible from the Jungfraujoch station, seemed an obvious choice. So after a wallet-crunching ride on the cog train with half the population of Japan the fun began! Anyway the entertainment was duly recorded so for anyone interested in viewing a short HD film of this splendid outing including some great views of the Eiger, Schreckhorn, Finsteraarhorn, Jungfrau, plus the spectacular, exposed Mönch summit ridge then please use the embedded link: 



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. Anway all constructive critique, feedback or comments welcome and hopefully it will inspire a few folks to climb the Monk and visit this amazing area! :-)

Cheers, happy climbing and Merry Xmas All! 




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Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Dec 12, 2013 9:32 am - Voted 10/10

Excellent Video

Thanks for posting. I have taken the liberty of attaching this to the route page - if you object, let me know and I will remove it.

Makes me want to go back even though I have done the route 3 times.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle - Dec 12, 2013 10:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent Video

Cheers Fred and many thanks for your kind words and attachment! :-) For anyone else interested you can view our 2 day adventure on the Eiger via the following link!
Cheers Dave

Cy Kaicener

Cy Kaicener - Dec 12, 2013 12:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Excellent Video

Thanks for sharing Dave. I have posted it on Personal Websites in the General section of the forum if that's okay. - Cyril

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle - Dec 12, 2013 2:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent Video

Hey Cyril. Many thanks for your feedback and the post in the Forum. I'm relatively new to SummitPost and still finding my way around these parts! :-) Cheers Dave

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