Jungfrau

Elevation (feet): 13,642
Elevation (meters): 4,158
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Berner Oberland
Latitude: 46.5333
Longitude: 7.96667
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

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.