New Route Attempt on Eiger North Face Aborted

It’s a no-go for the Huber brothers and Stephan Siegrist on the North Face of Eiger. “Spindrift and way too much unconsolidated snow slowed down our progress so that we couldn’t see a realistic chance to finish our project in good style,” Thomas Huber said.

A mix of ice and rock on the North Face of the Eiger this weekend. Photo: Huberbuam


After two days of progress on sketchy mixed terrain, with the rock increasingly ice-covered as they went higher, plus two rather cold bivouacs on the wall, the trio has aborted their attempt at a new route up the classic face.

They plan to try again in the spring.

Spindrift dusting the route — better try again in spring. Photo: Huberbuam