Looking for Teammates – Walking The Alps – Explorers Connect

The Adventure – A 1900km walk through heart of the Alps starting at Monaco and finishing in Venice. The route will begin at Monaco crossing through France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Slovenia and Italy finishing in Venice. With a combined altitude of 53,000m of elevation gain and an expected completion time of three/four months. The expected start date is April 2019 so currently looking to see if there is any interest in such a trip.

Who am I looking for- Having just finished University, ideally people around a similar age group (21-25). Experience is not necessary however a certain level of fitness will be required as well as being comfortable with three-four months of walking and wild camping. Read more…

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How to climb the Eiger – BMC

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No other mountain in the Alps elicits emotions like the Eiger. Foreboding and dominant above the Alpine village of Grindelwald, it has been the inspiration for Hollywood films, books and countless mountaineers. IFMGA Mountain Guide Tim Blakemore gives us a tour and inside tips.

At 3,970m, the Eiger fails to hit the magical 4,000m height so collected in the Alps, and is much better for that. Its North Face is almost twice the size of many (1,800 vertical metres) and is considered one of the three finest alongside the Grande Jorasses and Matterhorn.

First climbed in 1858 (by the South West Flank and West Ridge) there are now many different routes on the mountain. In terms of popularity there are four routes which are climbed regularly, all accessed from Grindelwald. Read more…