The Monch, Jungfrau Region

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The Mönch is a mountain in the Bernese Alps, in Switzerland. Together with the Eiger and the Jungfrau it forms a highly recognisable group of mountains visible from far away.The Mönch lies on the border between the cantons of Valais and Bern, and forms part of a mountain ridge between the Jungfrau and Jungfraujoch to the west, and the Eiger to the east. The mountain is located west of Mönchsjoch and Mönchsjoch Hut and north of the Jungfraufirn and Ewigschneefäld, two affluents of the Great Aletsch Glacier. The north side of the Mönch forms a step wall above the Lauterbrunnen valley.The Jungfrau railway tunnel runs right under the summit at a height of approximately 3,300 metres.The peak was first climbed on August 15, 1857 by Christian Almer, Christian Kaufmann, Ulrich Kaufmann and Sigismund Porges.
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  • Absolutely no point in going to Jungfrau if the weather is bad as you'll see nothing but clouds. Fortunately after 4 days of bad weather we were finally able to make the journey with gorgeous weather ...  more »
  • Go early - I took the first train up in the morning - you will avoid much of the tourist rush that happens shortly after - and depending on the timing - you can watch the sunrise from the top of the o...  more »
  • The train to top of the jungfarouch is very expensive, but very scenic views. Also you get to experience the history of how this track was built. The train moves at a very slow speed at its really ste...  more »

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