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Eiger

The Eiger, the Ogre of the Alps The Eiger, a sharp, knife-like peak of the Bernese Alps is guaranteed to take your breath away, whether you’re an experienced mountaineer ready to commit to the challenge of climbing it or a simple tourist who wants to take the unique railway route in the very rocky heart of the mountain and marvel at the alpine landscape through one of the “windows” carved into its face. Some Facts The Eiger is part of the so-called Jungfrau trilogy but it is not the tallest peak in the group. It rises up to 3970 m, behind Jungfrau(4158 m) and Monch (4107 m). The Eiger is part of the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area, a UNESCO world heritage...

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The most difficult 4000+ meter challenge in the Alps is the Schreckhorn

When you mention the Schreckhorn (Switzerland) in a conversation with a mountaineer, a little bit of fear is seen in their eyes. It is a notorious peak in the Bernese Alps often regarded as the most difficult 4000-meter mountain to climb in the Alps. The advantage is that there are few crowds seen on its faces and can bring you closer to mastery. Facts about the Schreckhorn The Schreckhorn (4078 m.) is located in the eastern part of the Berner Oberland near Grindelwald. It forms an impressive twin summit with the Lauteraarhorn. Both these peaks are located on a 10- kilometer long ridge, upon which there are more peaks, mostly between 3100 and 3700 meters. The mountain is considered as...

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Gletscherhorn - Lonely mountain in the Bernese Alps

With summits such as the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch a little to the north of the peak, visitors tend to spend the summertime in other places. Those who do spend their holiday in the region of the Gletscherhorn will find themselves alone, which makes the mountain experience even better. About the Gletscherhorn The Gletscherhorn does not have the same appeal to travelers as the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch which are located north of the peak. With an altitude of 3983 meters, the Gletscherhorn is an impressive peak, but not making it on the list of 4000-meter peaks. The mountain is located in the Bernese Alps on the border between the Swiss cantons of Bern and Valais. The Gletscherhorn forms the...

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Grosses Wannenhorn

Facts About Grosses Wannenhorn. Grosses Wannenhorn is a mountain found at the Swiss canton close to the village of Fiesch. Standing at 3906m above sea level. This is the mountain found in the Bernese Alps. It stood between the Fiescher Glacier in the east side and the Aletsch Glacier to the west side. It is an occasional inclusion in itineraries to hiking trips at the Valais, Switzeland. Particularly towards the peaks of Aletschhorn and Finsteraarhorn. How to reach the peak of Grosses Wannenhorn? If you are starting at Hotel Restaurant Schmitta Fiesch, use these directions. Walk 170m on Furkastrasses toward Bahnofstrasse heading north. Continue walking onto Fieschertalerstrasse by 450m. Turn slightly right on the Fieschertalestrasse by 2.2km. Turn left on...

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Trugberg

Facts About Trugberg. Trugberg stands at the Bernese Oberland area at 3933m above sea level. It got its name from a mistake that a glacier researcher, Agazziz, committed. He mistook this mountain for the Jungfrau. Upon realizing said mistake, he named the mountain in 1841 as Trugberg. It's one of the few mountains below the 4000m height found in this area apart from Eiger. How to get to the peak of Trugberg? Starting point before reaching the peak is the Monchjoch hut. This is the same starting point or stopover before climbing Monch. This is just a short walk away from the Jungfraujoch using the Eiger Ultra Trail. Getting to Jungfraujoch starts at Kleine Scheidegg by train. So the sequence...

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