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Eiger Trail is reachable from Gimmelwald, however because of the distance you are likely to catch some public transport from some point on the way back, which means that this hike is not free. In fact, if you return from Alpiglen ("official" end of the Eiger trail) it would be around 50 Sfr unless you have some kind of a discount pass. If you are a fast hiker with good endurance, and if you leave early and plan to come back very late, then there is a chance you can make it back all the way to Lauterbrunnen valley and then just catch a bus/gondola for the very last leg to Gimmelwald. This will save you some $$.

Money aside, it is a beautiful hike!!!

Crossing the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Murren
is seen perched high on a cliff.
Birg is the highest point in the upper right corner.

Above the Trummelbach Falls.

Dude, are you gonna move over or what?

Four roads diverged in the woods, and I took the Eiger Trail.

No matter how hot it gets in the summmer,
the snow always stays on top of Monch.

Avalanches are not uncommon.

Reaching Kleine Scheidegg.
The alpine transportation hub.

This train is going to Jungfraujoch.

The World ... er ... grass is not enough.

This smells pretty good. Let's take it out.

Forks and knives are so overrated.

A few good men that make the Swiss transpotation system the best in the world.

This train is on its way to Junfraujoch.

The mighty Eiger in its glory.

The legendary north face of Eiger.

Eiger Glacier. It does look, however, that the glacier belongs more to Monch.

On the Eiger Trail.

A tribute to many who have lost lives climbing the north face of Eiger.

A nice waterfall towards the end of the hike.

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