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Mönch, 4107m

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Alpine peak surrounded by glaciers

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A long alpine climb with one ice crux (Nollen) half way up. Crux is 2-3 pitches ice climbing of around 50 degrees with shorter passge of 60-70 depending on conditions. After passing Nollen retreat is difficult. Start from Guggi hut 2791m which is reached by hiking from Eiger gletscher train station. Descent via SE-ridge.

FA: von Fellenberg, Michel & Egger, 1866

A nice route with spectacular views. The final ridge is very narrow and exposed. The climb starts up the base of the rocky spur descending south from SE ridge follow this until pt. 3885m. From there the ridge becomes narrow with snow and rock. Some small steps with easy climbing leads ton a snow field which lead up to ridge itself around at 4040m. (on the ridge and snow field there are iron bars placed for protection) Follow ridge to summit 4107m. 1,5h

FA: Macdonald, Almer & Anderegg, 1863

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