Eiger Mittellegi Ridge
The Mittellegi Ridge is a dream tour of the Swiss Alps. The famous Eiger north face and razor thin ridge make this tour a great classic. The ridge is often underestimated, but our mountain guides know every meter, and can safely lead you on the climb of a lifetime during this unforgettable 2-day tour.
|1 person||CHF 1590|
|Day||Elevation +||Elevation -||Kilometers||Walking time|
|1||300m||150m||1.5km||approx. 2 hours|
|2||700m||550m||6km||approx. 8-10 hours|
Day 1: Ascent to the Mittellegi Hut 3355m
Meet your guide at the Eismeer station. Here you will rope up and traverse the Challifirn. Cross over a bergschrund to reach the rock, the first crux. Grade 3 climbing will take you to the prominent rock band that leads to the Mittellegi hut. This small hut is impressively situated on the narrow ridge and affords the perfect location for a romantic sunset.
Day 2: Ascent over the Mittellegi ridge to the Eiger 3970m
Begin early in the morning, hiking by headlamp. The sun will rise as you begin to climb, and the impressive ridge comes into view. Fixed ropes on the large gendarme lead you to summit height, and a traverse along the razor sharp ridge brings you to the summit of the world famous Eiger at 3970m. The view from the top is indescribable, much like the feelings stirred by such a monumental accomplishment. Savour the moment and then concentrate your efforts on the demanding descent. First you will rappel to the northern Eigerjoch and continue along the connecting ridge to the southern Eigerjoch. Along this ridge you will encounter outstanding climbing sections. Continue to the Mönchsjoch hut and on to Junfraujoch to complete this memorable tour.
|Season||July - September|
|Departures for private tours||Private tours can be booked daily|
|Meeting point||3:30pm at the Eismeer station|
- Guiding from a licenced mountain guide/ aspirant guide
- His or her expenses
- 1 night in bunk room with half-board
- Tea for the next day
- Summit Certificate
- Your expenses
- Rental equipment
- Warm, functional clothing
- Rain jacket
- Rain pants
- Mountaineering or hiking pants
- Beanie or headband
- Extra underwear and socks
- Crampon proof mountaineering boots
- Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
- Sunscreen lotion and lip balm (minimum factor 30, 50 better)
- Thermos flask, drink bottle
- Silk sleeping bag liner
- GA or Half Fare Travelcard (if you have)
- Earplugs (optional)
- Camera and binoculars (optional)
- Crampons with anti-snow plates
- Ice axe
General Information for Mountaineering School
Our team is here for you. If you have any questions, please contact us or visit us in our shop in Grindelwald. We are happy to help!
OUTDOOR - Mountaineering School Grindelwald
Trip status for group courses
1-2 days before your tour or course we will review the weather forecast and conditions with the mountain guide to determine if we can operate. We will contact you by phone with an update.
Minimum of participants (group tours)
As soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, we will send you a confirmation by email.
If we have to cancel your tour, you have the option to reschedule to a new date, or you will receive a full refund.
Please refer to the equipment list for your tour or course. At our shop in Grindelwald, you can purchase technical equipment, mountain clothing, shoes, and backpacks. We also have technical equipment available for rent.
Choose functional clothing that is moisture-wicking and quick-drying. Dress in layers so you can easily react to temperature changes. The range at our shop in Grindelwald is tailored to mountain tours and our expert staff are happy to advise you on the best clothing for your tour or course.
Lunch is not included in the offer. We recommend bringing bars, dried fruits, nuts, or a sandwich. The amount you will need to drink depends on your individual needs and the length of the tour. We recommend .75 -1.5 liters of water, warm tea, isotonic drinks, or whatever you prefer. We also recommend that you hydrate enough the day before, so your body is well prepared for the tour.
A mountain hut is not a hotel. Running water is not guaranteed and electricity is not available everywhere, so it is not always possible to charge batteries or phones. If you have special dietary needs, please inform us in advance so we can make arrangements with the hut.
Our tours and courses are led by IVBV certified mountain guides or mountain guide aspirants. We prioritise your safety by requiring regular training to ensure our guides have relevant, up to date knowledge. Outdoor is certified by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) and our safety and emergency concepts are audited by this organization annually.
General terms of contract
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