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Eiger Mittellegi Ridge extension

Climb Mount Eiger (3 970m), one of the most iconic peaks in Switzerland, with your UIAGM private guide. This 2-day ascent via the Mittellegi Ridge is for experienced and acclimatised climbers.


The Eiger is one of Europe’s most famous mountains, located in the stunning region of the Bernese Oberland. The Mittellegi is the east ridge leading from Ostegg at 2709m to the summit and is the longest ridge on the Eiger, first climbed in 1921.

Spectacular views await you from the Mittellegi Ridge, with the lush green valley of Grindelwald in one direction and the famous north face of the Eiger in the other. Much of the ascent is along the crest of the ridge over a mix of limestone, snow and ice. On this trip you will spend one night in the Mittellegi hut, a remote mountain refuge perched up high amongst the formidable peaks of the Bernese Oberland.

Climbing the Eiger via the Mittellegi ridge is a long, strenuous but extremely rewarding ascent that requires a reasonable level of mountaineering experience. This course is designed for those who have already completed our Matterhorn course, Alpine Climbing course or a private preparation course and wish to add the Eiger summit as a bonus to their week.

The ascent is done over 2 days, with one night in the Mittellegihütte. The ratio is 1 client to 1 guide and this big climb is organised on demand, ensuring a completely personal experience.

The Eiger season usually starts mid-July and ends mid-September. However, the conditions can occasionally be good at the beginning of July. The best approach is to contact us and we will check the conditions for you.

From: 3150 €


  • Dates on demand
  • Guiding ratio 1:1
  • 2 guiding days
  • Available July – September
Mountaineering boots
Thermal underwear
Light puffer jacket
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Thin gloves
Sun hat
Technical gear
Ice axe
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x3
Technical gear
60 – 120 cm tape sling
Technical gear
Belay device
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
35 – 45 litres rucksack
Technical gear
Pair of technical ice axes
Technical gear
Ice climbing crampons
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Other essentials
Headlamp with fresh batteries
Optional items
Sleeping bag liner (Opt)
Included in price

Guide Fees

2 days of guiding and instruction by a UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Eiger Summit Fee


Group transport to Grindelwald.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.


Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.

Mittellegi Hut

Accommodation in the Mittellegihütte is not included, we will advise of the extra cost for this before you book your trip.

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.