Eiger - Memorable moments October 10, 2009
At the end of september, perfect weather conditions allowed us to jump from the mushroom a few times, on the North Face of the Eiger.
It was amazing to BASE jump from a mountain with so much climbing history, and the entire experience of being on and around the Eiger for several days was really nice.
You can easily jump the Mushroom by taking the train to Eigergletscher and then hiking up to the west face in less than 2 hours.
However, you can also decide to sleep up there. Bivying on the West face of the mountain adds a little extra adventure to the whole experience and keeps you away from the 'busy' ambience of the Lauterbrunnen valley...
Between light and clouds
An afternoon at our bivy
Choucas, right in front of us. Not even scared...
The serious but attractive North Face of the Eiger (elevation 3970 m = 13025 ft)
Mushroom view from the west side
Closer to the mushroom
Early start, You never know with the clouds...
The fixed rope section
Enjoying the view of the Monch (4099 m = 13448 ft)
and the Jungfrau (4158 m = 13642 ft)
First Eiger- Mushroom jump
See you !
Back to the bivy. The falling seracs thundered all night.