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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Eiger. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Eiger so important!

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Top 10 Eiger facts that will blow your mind.

  1. An Austrian named Peter Habeler holds claim to the first ascent of Mt Everest without supplemental oxygen. He recently turned 74 and repeated an ascent of The Eiger's North face with David Lama.

  2. Clint Eastwood actually dangled from a mountain on the end of a cable making the film The Eiger Sanction - He snuck into a preview and overeard the woman in front of him say to her friend, 'Gee, I wonder how they did that?' and her friend said, 'Special effects.'

  3. The last person to climb the Totem Pole in Monument Valley was Clint Eastwood in preparing for his 1975 film “The Eiger Sanction”.

  4. The 1936 Eiger North face climbing disaster. After both of his climbing partners died, Toni Kurz was so close to being rescued that the guides could touch his crampon- but he could not be reached. He died of exhaustion.

  5. Andreas Hinterstoisser was the first to climb the Hinterstoisser Traverse on the North Face of The Eiger only to have himself & the three climbers he was with die shortly after because they didn't leave the fixed rope.

  6. The last person to climb the Totem Pole in Monument Valley was Clint Eastwood in connection with filming for his 1975 film “The Eiger Sanction”.

  7. Tschingel, the legendary Swiss mountaineering beagle who climbed 66 major summits (including the legendary Eiger) and obtained 11 first ascents.