Eiger

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Eiger

a mountain in central Switzerland, in the Bernese Alps. Height: 3970 m (13 025 ft.)
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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.
The names in this book are a role call of foolhardy bravery and tenacity: Paccard and Balmat on Mont Blanc (1786); Saussure, Agassiz, and Forbes' investigation of glacial mechanics; Wills, who ushered in the "Golden Age" of British alpinism, atop the Wetterhorn (1854); Tyndall and Whymper's rivalry over the Matterhorn (1865); and finally, decades later, the epitome of 20th-century mountaineering, the five-day climb straight up the hellish Eigerwand by Germans laden with hardware and patriotism (1938).
Nearby is a little wooden door that opens out onto the face, and it has played a major role in the lore of the Eigerwand.