Aug 10, 2018 - 9:14 PM
in reply to Harishbiyani
There is a profound psychological effect when walking toward the Eiger. You cannot reproduce it by turning your head frequently and youill have to stop and turn around.
The face of the mountain that you walk toward is the North Face. In German, Nordwand. Or, "Todwand." That is "death wall." The mountain was a killer. And, as you walk toward it, it towers over you mor eand more.
I'd skip it and take the Eiger walk instead if you have to go the "wrong" way.
My opinion, anyway.
The Eiger walk crosses a lot of scree, so you must stick to the narrow trail. At the end, it descends about 400 meters to Alpiglen via switchbacks. If your knees are troublesome, that could be a problem.