Swiss Rock Guides

Schreckhorn 4078, Lauteraarhorn 4042 and Eiger 3970m

These three climbs are hard and long, so we allow 5 days for the climbs. We stay at the Schreckhorn hut for the first two climbs. Each morning we have to start around 2 am to be able to reach the peak in reasonable time to avoid any thunderstorm in the afternoon. For the Eiger we have cross over to the Mitteleggi hut from where we tackle the Eiger. The climbing is long and continuous in class 4-5 terrain. They are surely the most beautiful 4000 meter peaks in the Berner Oberland but they are only the reward of hard, long days.

The climb is rated PD or ZS+ (to compare difficulty ratings please see the menu bar "Choosing a Climb")

It is only possible to book this tour without a preparation climb if you have a strong recommendation from a guide, or you have a very strong climbing resume. This tour is very strenuous and difficult and is only for expert mountaineers with years of experience.

It takes about 8-9 hrs. up and 4-5 hrs. down.

Day 1
Meet in Grindelwald and hike to the Schreckhorn hut 2530m.

Day 2
Via the southwest ridge we climb to the Schreckhorn peak and descent back to the Schreckhorn hut.

Day 3
We climb the Lauteraarhorn and descent to the Schreckhorn hut 2530m.

Day 4
We change via the Challi to the Mittellegi hut 3350m.

Day 5
We climb the Mittellegi ridge to the Eiger. We descent either via the Eigerjöcher to the Jungfraujoch or down the West face to Eigergletscher.

June - July- August- September

Cost: CHF 4,450.00 (1 person)

Includes: hut fees, 4 breakfast, 4 dinner, 5 day climb

Previous mountaineering experience required.

Photo Gallery

Photo from Freddy: The Schreckhorn with Anderson ridge

Photo by Freddy. The summit ridge with the Eiger in the background

Photo by Freddy. On the summit of the Wetterhorn

Photo by Freddy. The summit ridge

Photo by Freddy. On the big tower


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