The Jungfrau is a
majestic mountain in the Central Alps of Switzerland, the Bernese
Oberland. The mountain's fame not only comes from its beautiful
appearance, but also from its rich history of human feats. Part of
the famous crest, it shares its dominance with equal behemoths, the
Eiger and Moench. A fierce reputation at first, today there are many
summit aspirants on foot and ski, but the mountain must still be
earned even with today's technology and knowledge.
Jungfrau as it appeared in 2011
Of the many routes up
the mountain, only a few have survived as most have fallen victim to
the changing glacier conditions. The 200 year anniversary of the
First Ascent of the Jungfrau serves to celebrate the mountain, to
remember the men and women who have shaped its reputation, and to
acknowledge the stories that have created its legendary status.
Historic Jungfrau: the Mountain and the Climbers
Having climbed and
guided the Jungfrau on several occasions over the past 10 years,
Markus also will convey first hand climbing and skiing knowledge to
future Jungfrau mountaineers.
Jungfrau Near Summit
Markus Beck is a Swiss
Native who calls Boulder, Colorado, home since 1997. Markus' passion
for the mountains stems from his Swiss roots where he grew up
roaming the mountains from an early age on. Eventually, he turned
his passion into his profession becoming a mountain guide achieving
full AMGA and UIAGM certifications and founded
Alpine World Ascents in the year 2000. A full-time ski &
mountain guide, Markus accompanies his clients in the mountains
around the world.
here to see Mammut's short video of
their huge Jungfrau Celebration.
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