Why this trek is exciting: A ringside view of one of the most dreaded mountain faces in the world, Eigerwand
. This trek is all about endless hours of hiking through glaciers, crevasses and stupendous rock walls along with significant altitude gain.
A pupil of Arnold Bocklin, Welti regarded these colour improvisations--such as Eigerwand
(pictured)--as study material, and many remained hidden away in his studio until after his death in 1912.
His focus turned to the unclimbed Eigerwand
, in Switzerland, arriving only to find that an Austrian team had beaten them to it.