Landscapes - Robert Downie
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The north face of the Eiger is an imposing 3,970-metre (13,020 ft) mountain that forms part of the Bernese Alps looking over the valleys of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen. Its precipitous northern wall, known as the Eigerwand or Nordwand, is at 1,800-metres (5,900 ft) the biggest north face in the Alps. First climbed in 1935 it is subject to several famous movies and books. It is often cynically referred to as Mordwand, which translates to "murder wall", as it is taken the lives of at least sixty-four climbers. Bernese Oberland, Canton of Bern, Switzerland Shot on Fuji Velvia slide film.