The Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mountain guide standing on the mountain with an ice axe. The sunrise can be seen in the background.

The area around the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and the Aletsch Glacier was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. This alpine natural landscape is characterised by its untouched beauty and includes a total of nine mountain peaks above 4000 metres.

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The summit tour of the Eiger

The Mittellegi ridge of the Eiger in the morning sun.

The summit tour of the Eiger Fränzi Schiesser tells us about her tour on the narrow ridge Packing the essentials for the upcoming tour into my rucksack, I set off for Grindelwald around midday. A few thoughts about the Eiger run through my head – reports from tours, programmes from the media, which I have…

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My first 4000er

What is the best way to prepare for my first 4000m? What technical and physical skills do I need?

Good basic endurance is the be-all and end-all. Regular uphill and downhill hiking (not flat) in different terrain is the ideal training for this.

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