Eiger North Face (Stollenloch)
Get up close and personal with this most notorious of north faces
The long-standing fascination with the Eiger north face lies in its multifaceted history and perhaps more famously, in the dramas that have for decades unfolded within its vast rocky ampitheatre. Precipitous, disparaging and mighty, the north face itself towers at an altitude of 2000 metres and rewards successful summiteers with a breath-taking view of the Grindelwald valley below. Most who undertake this daring ascent have always been among the elite of the mountaineering world, until now. Gathering at the meeting point (for example, Grindelwald Grund station) we take the train to Kleine Scheidegg where we can view the legendary Eiger north face from below. Your guide will be eager to point out the original first ascent route on the face and will also explain the location of the 'Stollenloch'.
Continuing by train, we reach the exclusive Stollenloch location and from here, once secured by our mountain guides and equipped with helmet and the necessary climbing gear, participants will be guided out onto the infamous Eiger north face. This tunnel exit was used during the construction of the railway for the disposal of excavation material from the tunnel and as early as 1936, attempts were made to rescue unfortunate, stranded mountaineers from here. The view from here is captivating, and if conditions allow, you can even attempt to climb a few meters - a very unique experience, we're sure you'll agree! After a warming drink (which can be fortified with whisky upon request!), we continue by train either to visit the Jungfraujoch or back down to the valley.
- Number of participants: 5 to 15 people, larger numbers can be divided into smaller groups and the programme staggered to accommodate numbers.
- Duration: half to full day, depending on the choice of activity programme
- Costs: on request
- Optional activity combinations: visit to Jungfraujoch with the Glacier Experience and/or tour of the building inside, sledge ride
- Season: all year round
- Applicable for: side event seminar or workshop, incentive, team event, corporate event