Europe, Eiger, North Face

Publication Year: 1980.

Eiger, North Face. On September 20 Steve Shea and I completed the 1938 route on the north face of the Eiger. We found perfect ice climbing conditions, wearing crampons from the Hinterstoisser traverse to the top. We had two bivouacs, one at the Swallow’s Nest and the second at the Traverse of the Gods. The climbing was very demanding and very long. We arrived on top in a blizzard which made the descent very tricky.

Larry V. Bruce