Webcam Grindelwald – Eiger Mittellegigrat

Probably the most spectacular camera in the Alps!

The camera is located on the Mittellegigrat – the narrow ridge which leads to the summit of the Eiger. The camera has its own power supply (solar) and excellent resolution, even during the night.

First ascent of the Mittellegigrat

In 1921, three Grindelwald mountain guides and a Japanese guest succeeded in climbing the Mittellegi Ridge. The then 25-year-old Japanese Yuko Maki came to Grindelwald as early as 1919 and met the mountain guide Samuel Brawand and made several mountain tours with him in the Jungfrau region. On September 9, 1921, the four-man rope team (mountain guides: Fritz Steuri, Fritz Amatter, Samuel Brawand and Grindelwald guest: Yuko Maki) dared to climb the Eiger via the Mittellegi Ridge, and on the evening of September 10, 1921, they finally stood on the summit of the Eiger. The ridge had long since been climbed in descent, but numerous attempts at ascent, even by eminent alpinists, had failed up to this point. The descent to the Eiger glacier took over six hours, as the rope team had only one lantern and did not always find the easiest route. On September 11, the successful four returned to Grindelwald with a triumphant entry.