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Snowman
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Jun 26, 2018 - 10:08 AM

< The mountain on the left is surely the Eiger. >

I'm not so sure, really. But what puzzles me most is how can someone who climbed the Eiger not remember it. Unless you are one of a dozen world top climbers, you would not climb the Eiger alone, you would hire a guide, use a rope, a helmet, a harness, etc.. I don't know the particulars of Sunnyrosa's mother, but "normally" she should remember.

rockoyster
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Jun 26, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Suppose it is just an artist’s impression of the Alps unrelated to any particular location. Peaks, clouds etc etc etc. . .

sunnyrosa
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Jun 26, 2018 - 11:19 AM in reply to Slowpoke

Thank you for those detailed images.

I hadn’t looked closely at the shape of the mountain on the top left until I saw your comment.

sunnyrosa

Last modified on Jun 26, 2018 - 11:38 AM by sunnyrosa
sunnyrosa
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Jun 26, 2018 - 11:21 AM in reply to Snowman

The picture was painted by a Japanese woman who is not alive now.

She wrote many books, and my mother is a big fan of her.

My mother wants to know where she visited in Switzerland.

sunnyrosa

sunnyrosa
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Jun 26, 2018 - 11:28 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi rockoyster,

Thank you for your comment!

That is an interesting idea from the whole new perspective.

The woman who painted the picture wrote books, and she was not a painter or an artist.

So I’m thinking the picture depicts an actual location.

But it may be that she painted it based on her memory and imagination after she came back from the mountain.

sunnyrosa

Snowman
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Jun 26, 2018 - 12:10 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Slowpoke,

< the pylon for a ski lift >

I think it's an ice axe, not a pylon.

upload.wikimedia.org/w ikipedia/commons/c/c2/ Ice_axe.png

Snowman
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Jun 26, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Here is a list of Japanese climbers who climbed the Eiger North face in 1969. One of them is a lady doctor:

Imai, Kato, Kato, Negishi, Kubo, Amano

(Source : www.planetmountain.com /en/news/alpinism/eige r-north-face-japanese-diretissima-freed-by-jasper-and-schali.html )

Slowpoke
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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.">>

Hi Snowman-

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.

Slowpoke

sunnyrosa
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Jun 27, 2018 - 12:08 PM in reply to Snowman

Thank you for the link to a detailed website.

It seems her name is not in the list...

sunnyrosa

Last modified on Jun 27, 2018 - 12:46 PM by sunnyrosa
Slowpoke
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Jun 27, 2018 - 12:25 PM in reply to sunnyrosa

There are other routes up the Eiger, if it matters

sunnyrosa
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Jun 27, 2018 - 12:46 PM in reply to Slowpoke

She was not a professional climber, so I'm not thinking she climbed Eiger.

sunnyrosa

Snowman
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Jun 27, 2018 - 3:43 PM in reply to sunnyrosa

< It seems her name is not in the list... >

There is no comprehensive list (that I know of) of Eiger climbers. The only lists that I found include only special achievements (first one on a particular route, new time record, etc.). There are so many climbers that it is probably not possible to keep track of all, esp. if you include the non-north-face routes, and incomplete attempts. I guess we'll never know for sure.

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