The Eiger, like the Matterhorn, is an iconic peak. The aim of this course is ideally to traverse the mountain via two ridges with an ascent of the Mittellegi Ridge and the descent via the South Ridge to the Monchsjoch Hut to complete a classic traverse of the mountain. The Mittellegi Ridge is a fantastic steep knife edged ridge offering excellent climbing with little or no objective danger. However if conditions are snowy we may opt to climb the South Ridge instead.
We are based in Grindelwald for the course. The start of the week is spent acclimatising on classic 4000m peaks in the Bernese Oberland such as the Gros Grünhorn and Finsteraarhorn.
This course is suitable for those with previous Alpine mountaineering experience. If you don’t have Alpine experience we recommend one of our Introduction courses.
Hut accommodation (half board) and valley hotel accommodation on a B&B basis
15% discount off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased at Adventure Peaks shop
Transport to Course venue
All lunches and valley evening meals
Telepheriques (approx £80)
Transport during the Course
Valley accommodation is booked from the night of your arrival, with guiding starting the following morning. Check out is normally the morning after your Course finishes. This is booked on a twin or double room basis: however single rooms will be provided where there is not a member of the same sex to share with. Additional nights in valley hotels can be booked through Adventure Peaks at preferential rates. When in the mountains we use Alpine huts where rooms are normally on a dormitory style basis.
It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.
Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.
It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.