Eiger

Eiger


From £3,350
Altitude 3,970m Grade: Intermediate
6 Mountain Days Guide Ratio: 1:2 then 1:1 on the Eiger

The Mittellegi Ridge is a fantastic steep knife edged ridge offering excellent climbing with little or no objective danger.

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. 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.

Previous Experience

This course is suitable for those with previous Alpine mountaineering experience. If you don't have Alpine experience we recommend one of our Alpine Introduction courses. We can also arrange rock climbing courses in the Lake District to develop your skills ahead of this course.

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Dates & Prices

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Availability

DatesAvailabilityDays Price Select
6th Jul 2024 - 13th Jul 2024 Guaranteed with Next Booking8 £3,350 Book Now
20th Jul 2024 - 27th Jul 2024 Guaranteed with Next Booking8 £3,350 Book Now
3rd Aug 2024 - 10th Aug 2024 Guaranteed with Next Booking8 £3,350 Book Now
17th Aug 2024 - 24th Aug 2024 Guaranteed with Next Booking8 £3,350 Book Now

* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.

What's Included

  • Instruction/guiding (6 mountain days)
  • Guide's Expenses
  • 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

What's Excluded

  • Transport to Course venue
  • Insurance
  • All lunches and valley evening meals
  • Telepheriques (approx £100)
  • Transport during the Course
  • Personal equipment

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:
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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

Edward · 9 years ago ·

I chose Adventure Peaks as i liked your brochure, dealing with staff and discounts in the shop.

Your guide was excellent. He had to change the proposed itinerary due to weather. He was also accomplished at changing the routes on the Matterhorn and Eiger due to the conditions. I felt safe and confident with his decision making. I would not hesitate in going with you again.

Thanks again to Boris and Adventure Peaks.


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