A Grand Day Out 15th July 2003

I recently fulfilled a long held ambition and climbed the Eiger. I went with two old friends, Steve Lodge & Rob Jones. I say old because they are my age. Both are the perfect height for rock climbing. That’s my height. Any taller and they don’t struggle as much as I do.

The Eiger

The Eiger

The Eiger has a bad reputation and I wouldn’t have tackled it without years of experience on the world’s great peaks. I’ve climbed Ingleborough, Penyghent & Whernside, as well as less important mountains in places like the Himalayas, Andes & Alps (outside Yorkshire).

The route every mountaineer wants to say they’ve done is the Eiger’s notorious North Face.
Saying it is one thing, doing it is something else.

We tiptoed past it and climbed the sun-kissed Mittelegi Ridge instead.

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