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“Walked and Tobogganed” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Eiger Trail

The Eiger Trail
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Bernese Oberland Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch...
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Walked and Tobogganed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Went all the way from Klien to Grindelwald on a sledge plus a bit of walking - great fun - though at times quite steep!!

Visited January 2014
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“You won't regret hiking up”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

The Eiger Trail is a must go for all first timers to the Swiss Alps. Pack on some solid hiking shoes and be on your way (hiking poles are not needed but they can be real handy when descending). My girlfriend and I hiked upwards (Alpiglen - Eigergletscher) and the journey was definitely more taxing but it is always nicer to take in the breathtaking view as a reward for all that effort. There was probably only one other hiker whom we saw doing the same route as us all day. The entire hike took us about 4 odd hours but don't use that as a gauge. For the most part, we were admiring the surrounding beauty and just taking loads of photos.

The trail is quite nicely marked so you won't get lost. Just be sure to follow them. Be prepared to pack lots of water and food if you are doing the hike up. We stocked up lots of energy bars and 2 bottles of water. Apparently, we didn't have enough water and took a risk by drinking from the streams - quite refreshing I must say. It was quite the experience to have every hiker greet you as they pass by you too. We had to cross ridges which otherwise would not have been possible once the ice had melted.

Towards the end, the weather started to change for the worse. It started drizzling with thunder echoing throughout. As we reached the end, we spotted a couple taking their dog for a walk in the opposite direction but never saw them again. It is a long distance to the Alpiglen station and I can only hope they made it safe. It was raining and droplets actually turned to ice - quite surreal to be able to experience something like this.

The slow paced hike we took nearly bit us in the foot. We were the only ones at the Eigergletscher station and it was worrying for a moment as the train which passed by the station did not stop. The thought of having to spend the night at the station did crept into my thoughts but fortunately it turned out that the Gondola that passed us was not picking up passengers. We had to wait for approximately another 45 minutes but we eventually got onto the final Gondola for the day. Amazing experience.

Visited August 2013
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Staffordshire, England
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“an easy walk down from Eigergletscher station to Kleine Scheidegg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

this trail is well marked and is an easy walk down (I haven't tried it up bank). part way down there is the original Mittelegei hut which is fascinating to look in to and see how the mountaineers would have slept years back. There is also a small building showing the various routes up the North Face of the Eiger and paying tribute to some of the tragedies which have happened there. There is also a small pool where you can sit and dangle your hot, tired feet in the lovely refreshing water.

Visited August 2013
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“Awesome trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Even in the cold, wet rain we had a great hike to a mt hut that was out of this world! Wound up taking a gondola ride back down but still managed to hike about 10 miles in beautiful country and well marked trails.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Do yourself a favour and walk this one UP...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

... from Alpiglen to Eigergletscher. The views are better, and the hike is an awesome workout. Oh, and if you can, do it in the afternoon--the Eiger's North Face is angled slightly westward, so in the morning it's in shadow (and it's much cooler--though the hike will warm you up soon enough :). I mean, if you came here to see this magnificent north face, you pretty much owe it to yourself to have the best view of it.

Visited August 2013
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