The North Face of The Eiger in a Day

Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher take on on the Eiger Odysee in under 24 hours

Feature type Video

Read time 6 min read

Published Sep 07, 2021

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The Eiger has long been one of the world’s most notorious mountains. Its iconic North Face is steeped in history and has served as a proving-ground for the world’s leading climbers for generations.

In 2018, Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher managed to claim the coveted second ascent of the wall’s most difficult route—Odyssee (8a+). Fighting with loose, wet rock and unstable weather conditions, they spent four days living on the wall in order to reach the summit. This past August, they returned to the wall in an attempt to re-climb Odyssee in a day and write their names in to the Nordwand’s history book forever.

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