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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.

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

Trip Reports

There are 31 trip reports for Jungfrau.

  • Log #3402 - by Morten Johansen on Sep 07, 20043.00 stars
    Very nice climbing, a classic alpine top, mixed rock, ice and snow. Nice day out!
  • Log #3403 - by Rene Boisselle on Aug 07, 20043.00 stars
    Climb 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, 20033.00 stars
    had 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, 20033.00 stars
    Climbed 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, 20033.00 stars
    was 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, 20023.00 stars
    Climbers: 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, 20023.00 stars
    We 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, 20023.00 stars
    myself,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, 20013.00 stars
    It 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, 20013.00 stars
    reached 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, 20013.00 stars
    A fantastic time, what is the name of the glacier you can see from the summit.
  • Log #3413 - by Hallbjörn Staurset on June 01, 20013.00 stars
    fantastic sunrise and great view
  • Log #3414 - by Andrew Hames on Apr 25, 20013.00 stars
    hmm..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, 20013.00 stars
    Nearly 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, 20003.00 stars
    After 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, 20003.00 stars
    Es war wunderschñn!
  • Log #3418 - by Martin Kleinebrecht on Sep 07, 20003.00 stars
    We 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, 20003.00 stars
    Hell 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, 19993.00 stars
    it 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, 19993.00 stars
    Evelyne Binsack was our guide. She was great. An outstanding climber. We had the entire mountain to ourselves.
  • Log #3422 - by Guenter & Gudrun on Nov 01, 20043.00 stars
    Bei Mondlicht gestartet, herrliche Tour, traumhafte Aussicht.
  • Log #3423 - by Phillipp Guerber , R . Klees Planta on Sep 10, 19993.00 stars
    We 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, 19993.00 stars
    Easy and beautiful ascent on snow
  • Log #3425 - by Mark de Beer on Aug 17, 19993.00 stars
    We 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, 19993.00 stars
    My 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, 19993.00 stars
    An 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, 19993.00 stars
    Via normal route. Lots of snow - superb blue skies but snow getting soft even at 0800.
  • Log #3429 - by Paula Ann Speirs on June 18, 19993.00 stars
    12 sixteen year old American Girl Scouts summited together!
  • Log #3430 - by Fred Spicker on Nov 01, 20043.00 stars
    Ascent: SE Ridge via Kranzbergegg One of the clearest most beautiful days we have seen in the Alps.
  • Log #20889 - by Tom Golway on July 20, 20073.00 stars
    Not 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 #22096 - by Thomas Burley on Nov 10, 20103.00 stars
    We 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...