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Jungfrau is a great snowy mountain, a center for tourism in the Bernese Oberland. Its spectacular North Face towers nearly 10,000 feet from the valley below. Jungfrau and its neighboring peak Monch (4099m) are separated by a col that holds an observatory, a railway station, and the Jungfraujoch Hotel. At 3478 meters (11,412 feet), this is the highest point in Europe that is reachable by railway, from which Jungfrau's summit is a short, icy climb up the northeast ridge.
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1811|
|First successful climber(s):||Johann Rudolf Meyer, Hieronymus Meyer, Alois Volker, Joseph Bortis|
|Nearest major airport:||Bern, Switzerland|
|Convenient Center:||Grindelwald, Switzerland|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 31 trip reports for Jungfrau.
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- Log #22096 - by Thomas Burley on Nov 10, 2010We spent 2 nights at the Monchsjoch Hutte and climbed the Monch on July 5 in a whiteout and the Jungfrau on July 6 in brilliant sunshine. We climbed the Jungfrau by the normal route up to the...
- Log #20889 - by Tom Golway on July 20, 2007Not much to tell. Its been 20 years since I went up but I figured I would just sign the log. To me this was not about the climb as it was to experience the amazing beauty of this area.
- Log #3422 - by Guenter & Gudrun on Nov 01, 2004Bei Mondlicht gestartet, herrliche Tour, traumhafte Aussicht.
- Log #3430 - by Fred Spicker on Nov 01, 2004Ascent: SE Ridge via Kranzbergegg One of the clearest most beautiful days we have seen in the Alps.
- Log #3402 - by Morten Johansen on Sep 07, 2004Very nice climbing, a classic alpine top, mixed rock, ice and snow. Nice day out!
- Log #3403 - by Rene Boisselle on Aug 07, 2004Climb with Lorenz Frutiger, excellent mountain guide from Grindelwald Sport. South side, 3 1/2 h from Monchjoch hutte.
- Log #3404 - by yogurt on Nov 12, 2003had a great trip to the top, going again soon!nice to know you can leave your motorbike at the car park and its safe! my tip-wait for a sunny day
- Log #3405 - by
Luis on Sep 12, 2003Climbed with another climber and a local guide. Nearly perfect weather, just a bit windy. Beautiful views from the top. Really fun climb, but not difficult.
- Log #3406 - by tim yao on Apr 20, 2003was my 3rd mountain above 4000m, (after Moench, Grossfiescherhorn), was a boring route, just hiking, if i had known, would not have done it.
- Log #3407 - by Malcolm Jackson on Oct 15, 2002Climbers: Peter Orme and Malcolm Jackson. Monchjoch hut at 4.30AM, thick mist and fog all the way to the Rottelsattel. Summit at 11AM.
- Log #3408 - by Cris Buningh on Aug 19, 2002We hired a guide through the Grindelwald Alpine center. To our surprise he was French and had never even climbed in the Neighbourhood. When thick fog hit us early in the morning he promptly decended...
- Log #3409 - by Gary Scott on Aug 11, 2002myself,my brother and father attempted to summit on thurs' 8th Aug'. We turned round about 150 vertical metres from the summit at the third belay stake at a very exposed traverse and descended in...
- Log #3410 - by lawrence chee on Dec 15, 2001It was one of the most wonderful moment of my life.My wife and myself will be coming back here on our 50th wedding anniversary to renew our marriage vows.
- Log #3411 - by Martin Hebertinger on Sep 24, 2001reached summit with guide at 28.8.2001, 7.45 a.m. as first climbers at that day great sunrise an view, good snow-conditions. clear view down to the altesch-glacier and to mont blanc
- Log #3412 - by R Tomlin on Sep 04, 2001A fantastic time, what is the name of the glacier you can see from the summit.
- Log #3413 - by Hallbjörn Staurset on June 01, 2001fantastic sunrise and great view
- Log #3414 - by Andrew Hames on Apr 25, 2001hmm..deffinately a good one for any type of mountaineer...go in the winter and there's some good ice climbing...stay at Kandersteg(nice scout hut) Great climb! have fun w/ it see ya there this...
- Log #3415 - by Maureen Marriott on Feb 14, 2001Nearly became a stastic when I inadvertently slipped whilst viewing from the lookout and very nearly slipped between the only rails available then..could have been nasty falling onto the Glacier...
- Log #3416 - by jimmy collings on Nov 28, 2000After living in the LOWEST part of the world we thougt it would be great to go to the top! If you visit new orleans please e-mail me first - I'll show you around!!
- Log #3417 - by Schneiter Christian on Nov 22, 2000Es war wunderschñn!
- Log #3418 - by Martin Kleinebrecht on Sep 07, 2000We climbed Jungfrau under perfect conditions. Great view from the top (Mont Blanc, Matterhorn). Ascending form Moenchsjoch Huette (bad service for the money they take - Finsteraarhorn hut was much...
- Log #3419 - by Chris Bede on June 17, 2000Hell of a summit. Coldest place I've ever been. Glad of the hotel double glazing. Look forward to the other Alpine peaks; Mont Blanc next and then the Eiger (not by the north face - think I'm...
- Log #3420 - by martine onstein on Dec 02, 1999it was great. after three days of bad weather it was possible going to the top
- Log #3421 - by Walter and Alston Cumming on Oct 30, 1999Evelyne Binsack was our guide. She was great. An outstanding climber. We had the entire mountain to ourselves.
- Log #3423 - by Phillipp Guerber , R . Klees Planta on Sep 10, 1999We finaly reached the top and enjoyed the beautiful sunset plus the view all over this beautifull country It was getting dark and we started to dig a shelter for the night.It was windy and fuckink...
- Log #3424 - by Andrea Girardi on Aug 18, 1999Easy and beautiful ascent on snow
- Log #3425 - by Mark de Beer on Aug 17, 1999We climbed Jungfrau (normal way) during a course of the Dutch Mountaineering and Climbing Club. We started 3.45 am from Konkordiahutte. At 9.30 we were at the summit.
- Log #3426 - by Brent Davis on July 29, 1999My second 4000'er. Climbed with Freddy Grossniklaus. The view was spectacular with undercast to the south. Could see to Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and Monta Rosa.
- Log #3427 - by Hans Wennerström on July 16, 1999An early start from the Mönchjoch hut took us to the start of the climb. The weather was not promising; low clouds and snow in the air but no wind. We found a lot of crevasses at the bergschrund and...
- Log #3428 - by Simon Hughes on July 13, 1999Via normal route. Lots of snow - superb blue skies but snow getting soft even at 0800.
- Log #3429 - by Paula Ann Speirs on June 18, 199912 sixteen year old American Girl Scouts summited together!