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The north face of the Eiger
Highest point
Elevation3,967 m (13,015 ft)
Prominence362 m (1,188 ft)[1]
Parent peakMönch
Isolation2.0 km (1.2 mi)[2]
Coordinates46°34′39″N 8°0′19″E / 46.57750°N 8.00528°E / 46.57750; 8.00528Coordinates: 46°34′39″N 8°0′19″E / 46.57750°N 8.00528°E / 46.57750; 8.00528
English translationOgre
Eiger is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
LocationCanton of Bern, Switzerland
Parent rangeBernese Alps
Topo mapSwisstopo 1229 Grindelwald
Mountain typeLimestone
First ascent11 August 1858
Easiest routebasic rock/snow/ice climb (AD)

The Eiger (German pronunciation: [ˈaɪ̯ɡɐ]) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. It has an elevation of 3,967 metres (13,015 ft). The mountain is one of three mountains which are a large part of the local landscape. Mönch and Jungfrau are the other two mountains. Climbers like the north face. It is 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) high, and very difficult to climb.

References[change | change source]

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Nördliches Eigerjoch (3,605 m).
  2. Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is northeast of the Mönch.