How long is the Eiger Trail?

Technical information

Start location Grindelwald (Eigergletscher)
Ascent 90 m
Descent 800 m
Distance 6 km
Duration 1 h 55 min

Is the Eiger Trail open now?

The Eiger trail is typically open starting mid-June but can be covered in snow as late as mid July. Check the trail status here. The Eiger Express gondola is open for summer season from early May to late October.

Can you hike the Eiger?

Hikers can take the Eiger Express from the Terminal station in Grindelwald to the Eiger Station. Alternatively, reach the trailhead by taking the train/cog railway from either Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg and then switch to the Jungfrau Railway and get off at the first stop, the Eiger Station.

What is Eiger ultra trail?

The 250km course takes runners on a circular tour of Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland canton, through some of the most picturesque and famous mountains anywhere, including the Eiger, Monch, Jungfrau and numerous other 4,000 meter peaks.

Where in Switzerland is the Eiger?

Bernese Alps
The Eiger is a 3,967-metre (13,015 ft) mountain of the Bernese Alps, overlooking Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland, just north of the main watershed and border with Valais.

How do I visit the Eiger?

The best way to reach Eiger is from Interlaken, where you can board a train to Kleine Scheidegg that will take you through Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen. To reach the starting point of the 3.7-mile (6-kilometer) Eiger Trail, take the train to Eigergletscher.

Has anyone climbed the north face of the Eiger?

The north face of the Eiger, a daunting 6,000ft wall of crumbling limestone, is considered Europe’s greatest challenge. More than 700 climbers have reached the peak since the first successful ascent in 1938 and it was first conquered by a Briton in 1962. The Eiger has long been the inspiration for films and books.

How long is the Eiger ultra trail?

This Ultra Trail delivers a truly spectacular alpine experience. With a distance of 101km and 6700m height difference, the E101 is a mighty challenge to even the most seasoned of trail runners.

Why is Eiger famous?

The Eiger has been highly publicized for the many tragedies involving climbing expeditions. Since 1935, at least sixty-four climbers have died attempting the north face, earning it the German nickname Mordwand, literally “murder(ous) wall”—a pun on its correct title of Nordwand (North Wall).

Is there a tunnel in the Eiger?

From the Eigerwand station, the tunnel bends towards the South side of the Eiger and reaches the Eismeer station at a height of 3,160 metres.