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The Eiger North Face, as seen from Kleine Scheidegg © Susan Vogel-Misicka

The Eiger North Face, as seen from Kleine Scheidegg © Susan Vogel-Misicka

Seventy-five years ago, a quartet of German and Austrian climbers were the first to summit the Eiger by climbing its feared north face.

Earlier this month, I got an up-close impression of the “death wall” from the safety of solid ground.

Click here to find out why the Eiger North Face continues to attract top alpinists as well as ordinary tourists.

And for more on the backstory of the reportage, you can listen to the related podcast.

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