Bruce Beaman • Alps Mountaineering • August 2002

Bruce Beaman joined us for a few days in the Berner Oberland. Originally, he was hoping to be accompanied by his friend Tony, but last minute obligations forced Tony to stay at home. That left Bruce having to endure both Kathy and Mark! Our original objectives included the Monch, Jungfrau and Eiger, but with all the recent snow the rock of the Eiger was still not in good shape. In the end we did the fine SW Ridge of the Monch, the Jungfrau, and a quick "via ferratta" on the Rotstock, a sub-peak of the Eiger.

Other Recent Trips

The Mönch (right) and the Eiger, as seen from the Jungfrau. We climbed the SW Ridge of the Mönch which descends straight towards us from the summit. Descent was by the normal SE ridge on the right-hand skyline.


Bruce on the SW Ridge. The Sphinx station of the Jungfraujoch can be seen just at the top of the photo.


Looking down the normal route on the Mönch. The Schreckhorn is on the left and the Finsteraarhorn on the far right.


A view of the Jungfrau from the SW Ridge of the Mönch.


Kathy and Bruce on the summit of the Jungfrau.


Another group arrives on the Jungfrau.


On our last day, we started up the Eiger's South Ridge, but less than ideal conditions and threatening weather turned us around just as the sun came up. We did, however, get to enjoy a fantastic sunrise.


The sun coming up over the Schreckhorn.


Climbers staring out from the Monchsjochhütte, heading for the Fiescherhorn.


The Monchsjochhütte, our base for the 3 nights we were in the area.


On our last day, we did the "klettersteig" on the Rotstock, very near the Eigerglatscher Station. Bruce had done this once before, but was keen to go back and get a few photos from the inside of the Eiger's railway tunnels, which the route passes.


Kathy, Bruce and chocolate on the summit of the Rotstock.

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