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Routes: North Face of the Eiger

25th January 2013 | 0 comments

Stephen Venables on one of the most iconic routes in mountaineering Dick Renshaw, who made the first British winter ascent with Joe Tasker, once said to me, “it’s simply the best route in the Alps”. The North Face of the Eiger weaves a cunning and beautifully logical line up the most awesome mountain wall in Europe and because of its …

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Eiger North Face: world's ultimate via ferrata?

25th June 2012 | 0 comments

The most famous mountain face in the world has always been the preserve of an elite few climbers, and so when Trek & Mountain was recently offered the chance to abseil from the Stollenloch window, we were – to put it mildly – extremely excited. To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway, and 150 years of Swiss equipment …