Day 1: Drive to Grindelwald & Hike to Mittellegihütte
Your guide will meet you in the morning and drive with you to Grindelwald. From Grindelwald you will take a train up to Eismeer station, the train trip is pretty scenic and passes through tunnels that were carved into the Eiger mountain. The hike from Eismeer station to Mittellegihütte takes about 2.5 hours and passes over some rocky scrambling terrain with some passages on the Fieschergletscher glacier. You will spend the night in the hut before climbing the Eiger tomorrow.
Day 2: Ascent of the Eiger
Today is the big day! We usually do our ascents via the Mittellegi ridge which is the most spectacular. The climb is 615m over rock and mixed terrain of up to 5b. If the conditions are not good for the ridge, we will choose another route – such as the classic South Ridge (AD or III). These itineraries are not technically very difficult, but they involve a full day of scrambling over tricky terrain where you have to stay well focused. You will travel back to Chamonix at the end of today, where the course will finish over a well deserved glass of beer.