Jun 26, 2018 - 3:51 PM
in reply to Snowman
<<"This picture was painted by a Japanese woman (I cannot ask her because she is not alive now).
The handwriting says it was 1996, and I heard she climbed a mountain of 3,500m (about 11,483 feet) the same year.">>
<<<" She wrote many books, and my mother is a big fan of her.
My mother wants to know where she visited in Switzerland.">>
Sunnyrosa's mother was not the climber.
Even if she did climb the Eiger, she might have taken the easier route up the west face
Agree on the ice axe.
All of that reinforces my comments earlier that the image may not be strictly realistic.