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North Face of the Eiger October 2005 (Alpine climbing)

Myself and Pete Benson made an ascent of the Classic ‘38 route on the north face of the Eiger in late October 2005. We felt very lucky to have both perfect weather and very good conditions!

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Research...

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North face approach

North face approach

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Lucky stones

Lucky stones

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Lower slopes

Lower slopes

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Gallery window

Gallery window

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Looking for The Difficult Crack

Looking for The Difficult Crack

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Wet cave bivi

Wet cave bivi

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Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse

Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse

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The Difficult Crack

The Difficult Crack

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Pete seconding the difficult crack

Pete seconding the difficult crack

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Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse 2

Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse 2

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Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse 3

Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse 3

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Climbing to Swallows nest

Climbing to Swallows nest

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First Icefield

First Icefield

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Second Icefield

Second Icefield

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Approaching Death Bivi

Approaching Death Bivi

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The Ramp at dawn

The Ramp at dawn

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Approaching the waterfall chimney

Approaching the waterfall chimney

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Waterfall chimney

Waterfall chimney

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High on The Ramp

High on The Ramp

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Ramp Icefield

Ramp Icefield

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Brittle Crack

Brittle Crack

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Brittle Ledges

Brittle Ledges

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Traverse of the Gods

Traverse of the Gods

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Quartz Crack

Quartz Crack

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Exiting the Quartz Crack

Exiting the Quartz Crack

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Corti Bivi

Corti Bivi

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Exit chimneys

Exit chimneys

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Exit Chimneys 2

Exit Chimneys 2

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Final hard pitch

Final hard pitch

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Final hard pitch 2

Final hard pitch 2

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Exiting the face

Exiting the face

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Summit Icefield

Summit Icefield

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Summit ridge

Summit ridge

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Summit ridge 2

Summit ridge 2

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Summit mantel

Summit mantel

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Summit sun

Summit sun

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How do we get down?

How do we get down?

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View from the top

View from the top

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Way down

Way down

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Thirsty!

Thirsty!

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Trainline

Trainline

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