<<"Do you mean to say the downhill walk from Kleine Scheidegg to
Mannlichen? From the map, Kleine Scheidegg is higher than Mannlichen.">>
Check this link to the best topo map of Switzerland :
map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=swisstopo&lang=e n&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo .pixelkarte-farbe&layers=ch.swisst opo.zeitreihen,ch.bfs. gebaeude_wohnungs_regi ster,ch.bafu.wrz-wildruhezonen_portal,c h.swisstopo.swisstlm3d -wanderwege&layers_visi bility=false,false,fal se,false&layers_timest amp=18641231,,,&X=1616 60.00&Y=638630.00&zoom =6
The SwissTopo site is the website of the Federation's Land Office.
www.swisstopo.admin.ch /internet/swisstopo/en /home.html
Männlichen is at 2229 meters, Männlichen Gipfel at 2343, and Kleine Scheidegg at 2061. All units in M.ü.M. ( Meter über Meer, meters above sea level).
That description is slightly confusing because it gives the total elevation change, but is not clear in the first information about which direction is downhill.
<<"Do you mind to elaborate more about the psychological effect of approaching the Eiger? What do you mean? ">>
Die Eiger-Nordwand (the north face of the Eiger) is a dramatic, overpowering, some say oppressive, and well known sight.
In German, at least in Switzerland, die Eiger means "the ogre." See attached images. As one approaches it from Männlichen along that trail ( sometimes nicknamed The Grannies' Walk because it is so easy) , the Eiger grows higher and higher, fills the view, and towers over you. There are many viewpoints along the way, but at some there are benches facing the Eiger. Many people sit there for a long time just looking at the Eiger.
Photographs do not give the full impression, but I have attached a few to show the nature of the sights.
Although I am not a devotee of Rick Steve's books, he got that one right when he writes to walk that trail toward the Eiger.
<<"I am going in late July for about a week.">>
Apart from the significant number of hikers on the trail, that is a good time to go. In May, that trail is still covered with snow and cannot be hiked unless the the snow has melted away late in the month.
<<"Is there any good website to check for the weather? I may need to keep monitoring while am there.">>
Please see my comments on March 30th in this thread:
Hope that helps,