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Eiger/Jungfrau hike

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I'm visiting Switzerland for the summer from California. I was wondering if there was a MUST DO hike around the Eiger/Jungfrau. I guess when I think of Yosemite, I think of Half-Dome as a must do hike (17 miles, 10 hours). I am looking for a hike on the order of that where I can get great views of the North Face of the Eiger and the like.

Also, if you have any other recommendations of other hikes (or rock climbing areas) that would be much appreciated. I'm living in Lausanne...

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Re: Eiger/Jungfrau hike

Try the Eiger Trail along the bottom of the North Face

Cheaper alternative to Jungfraujoch
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I was wondering if there was a MUST DO hike around the Eiger/Jungfrau.
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my personal favourite is the Faulhorn
http://www.walkingswitzerland.com/wa..._descrip/8006/
Great views all the way along of the Thunersee/Brienzersee on one side, and the Eiger etc on the other. Allow an hour to take the train up and 7 hours for the walk. You need to get to First before the last cable car down, or face upto a two hour walk down hill.
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Re: Eiger/Jungfrau hike

A couple more suggestions in addition to those already mentioned:

From Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnental, hike up to Obersteinberg via the Holdrifall and Läger, continue to the Oberhornsee (good views of the Jungfrau, though not the Eiger), return via the Schmadrihütte. Could be done as a very long day (7-8 hours) or with an overnight stop at Obersteinberg (double rooms and dorms, no showers though).

On the Mürren side of the Lauterbrunnental, take the cable car up to Grütschalp, then hike up to the Lobhornhütte via the Soustal and Suld. One of the very best viewpoints to the Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau trio, though not from close at hand.

Also on that side of the Lauterbrunnental, the hike from Mürren over the Sefinenfurgge pass and down to Griesalp has great views of the Jungfrau region.

This is an excellent guidebook in English for hikes in the Bernese Oberland: http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/de...---switzerland. Not sure if you will find it in Lausanne, but they sell it at Stauffacher in Bern. The Rother guide "Oberland Bernois Est" (in French) is also a good one - they have it at Payot. All the hikes mentioned so far in this thread are described in both of these books.
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This is an excellent guidebook in English for hikes in the Bernese Oberland: http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/de...---switzerland. Not sure if you will find it in Lausanne, but they sell it at Stauffacher in Bern.
Like most (all?) Cicerone guides it is available as an e-book.

Let me second the recommendation of this book. It is well researched and well written, as are all the many books from Kev Reynolds' prolific pen (or computer ).
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It is well researched and well written, as are all the many books from Kev Reynolds' prolific pen (or computer ).
He is doing my dream job... hiking all over Europe and writing books about it.
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