Post by Uncle Henry on Dec 20, 2017 5:13:26 GMT -5
Picture Post-card thirty-eight
Climbing the North Wall of the Eiger is famous for its difficulties and dangers; its ascent is regarded by persons who enjoy risk as a kind of "challenge". I find it more pleasant to alight at Kleine Scheidegg and stroll a little way up the grassy slopes. We have also taken the Jungfraujoch railway which actually runs inside the mountain, and affords two amazing view-points: the Eigerwand station (behind the north face), and the Eismeer [sea of ice] (behind the south face).
The legends on the four smaller photo-graphs read:
Bügeleisen [the Iron] Götterquergang [traverse of the Gods] Hinterstoisser Quergang [Hinterstoisser traverse] 3.Eisfeld [third ice-field]
The reverse of the card carries an explanation of the meanings of the nine index numbers: 1. Hinterstoisser Quergang [Hinterstoisser traverse] 2. Erstes Eisfeld [first ice-field] 3. Zweites Eisfeld [second ice-field] 4. Bügeleisen [the Iron] 5. Drittes Eisfeld [third ice-field] 6. Rampe [apron] 7. Götterquergang [traverse of the Gods] 8. Spinne [the spider] 9. Ausstiegsrisse [exit crack]