Off to Jungfrau in Swiz – Any recommendations?
Never been but always wanted to go. Go to Grindelwald and check out the Eiger! Take the train up the mountain and have some lunch, found this:
There are apparently stations on the way up where you can get out and look out of viewing galleries straight down the face of the Eiger.
I used to climb a lot and have always been fascinated by the Eiger, have read loads about the first ascent and previous/subsequent attempts. Take some light reading with you to get you in the mood:
Bah, now I’m jealous. Be sure to post photos when you get back!Posted 6 years agobigsurferMember
Skied and boarded in both Grindelwald and Wengen. They are both great places, although I only got to see a very limmited amount of Wengen as the visibility was at best about 100m Really nice little village type atmospheres with plenty of diverse pistes to suit all types. Have fun, kids and a complete lack of money are keeping us firmly planted in the UK for another winter. Make sure you get your head around the fenicular train at Wengen brings you up to the resort from the valley bottom and also takes you further up the mountain to start skiing although their must be lifts out of the village as well.Posted 6 years agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
The train up to the Jungfraujoch is ace, but expensive and it’s kind of like Disneyworld on a Glacier up there, you’re sort of fenced in but I guess if you’re not used to high mountain scenery, it’s quite impressive. The engineering of the trainline itself is astonishing, goes right through the middle of the Eiger with windows on both north and south sides.
I’m guessing that it’ll be snowed up, but if it’s passable, there’s a walk called the Eiger Trail that drops down to Kleine Sheidegg under the Nordwand that’s worth the hour or two of moderate effort – mostly downhill – if you’re into the history of the face: some pics, though in the summer.
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