It's said that long ago in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, there were two monasteries at the top of the world. One, on a peak called the Jungfrau (the virgin), is where the women would stay. The other, called the Eiger (the ogre), housed the men. In the middle stood the most formidable of the three peaks, called the Mönch (the monk), to keep the sexes apart. These mountains tower over the village of Grindelwald. The Eiger in particular, with its steep exposed north face, has long been a test piece for serious mountaineers. Last fall another Backroads leader and I hiked in the shadow of the Eiger--and you can too!
About: Zach Barron
Zach enjoys traveling and guiding with Backroads in the summer and living the quiet life in the winter. He grew up in the Midwest and after receiving a degree in history has moved around skiing, surfing, reading, and rock and ice climbing. His travel is motivated by a lifelong quest to find the best biscuits and gravy in the world.
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- June 19, 2016 on Hiking the Eiger Trail