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!
North face approach
Looking for The Difficult Crack
Wet cave bivi
Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse
The Difficult Crack
Pete seconding the difficult crack
Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse 2
Approaching the Hinterstoiser traverse 3
Climbing to Swallows nest
Approaching Death Bivi
The Ramp at dawn
Approaching the waterfall chimney
High on The Ramp
Traverse of the Gods
Exiting the Quartz Crack
Exit Chimneys 2
Final hard pitch
Final hard pitch 2
Exiting the face
Summit ridge 2
How do we get down?
View from the top
Copyright Esmond Tresidder 2006.